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EFF Lawsuit Takes on DMCA Section 1201: Research and Technology Restrictions Violate the First Amendment

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the U.S. government today on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-lawsuit-takes-dmca-section-1201-research-and-technology-restrictions-violate
Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the U.S. government today on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.
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Another great episode.
 
The Tek is here and it's a fun one. Share it.
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Algocracy: Opportunities and Risks (videocast with Adam Ford)
Myself and Adam Ford just had a long conversation about algocracy. The discussion centred around my paper 'The Threat of Algocracy' but we took many interesting diversions into topics relating to algorithmic governance, moral agency and moral patiency, sous...
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She begins with the usual appeal to rigor with pointing out the dynamics of the system; but then she leaves out the failures in the early 20th century. She left out the stock market crash and the Great Depression. She didn't even try to address the crisis cycle. Then she goes on with the typical free market dogma. She's suggesting that intervention can turn things around and get competition and horizontal growth going again, but she doesn't address the issues that brought aggregation about in the first place. Most people can't see past the cash register. They want more money in their pocket from their current paycheck. Natural distributions dictate what complex, self-organizing systems are structured like. Only a small percentage of the population is likely to have interest and aptitude for economics and finance. The rest are going to choose the lower price. Corporations are more efficient in distribution. That's why they keep winning. That's why the crisis cycle keeps happening. Aggregation provides the resources to deal with large issues as they come. This is one of the paradoxes that exists in monetary economics.

Corporations are more competitive; just not in a Smithian sense. From conception to success, there is no model that can compete. The issue arises when the markets are saturated and the company can no longer secure dividends for it's investors. The problem isn't really with the corporate model on its own. The problem is with capital creating capital gains. That is where the stock market comes in. That's where the real aggregation occurs. That's where the currency magically reproduces without a product or service. Providing currency as a service makes no economic sense. It devalues the currency; because the capital gains cannot provide economic value. Ho yeah, she left that out too.

If you've read The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand of God" can be taken as a harbinger of consequences. If the prescriptions that Adam Smith touted were followed, the markets are likely to self correct; and the invisible hand lifts the economy. If the prescriptions are ignored (as they usually are), the hand comes down hard and the economy collapses.

We have been through this before; and the economy collapsed. This is because of perfectly natural responses to environmental stimuli. Human behavior creates the collapse. Monetary economics is Coercion; plain and simple. It's advantageous to those with empathy issues. Monetary economics and by extension Coercion has overthrown every form of government that has ever existed. The political system has taken the blame for every economic collapse that has ever happened. We keep changing the political systems rather than the economic system. We're not dealing with the real root of the issue.

The Father of Capitalism, Adam Smith was a brilliant man; but he didn't have the benefit of a behavioral science to draw from. He died decades before Darwin was even born; so he didn't even have a concept of environmental pressures. He just understood how to get the desired outcome. What he didn't understand is that the human amygdala was responsible for those anti-competitive behaviors. He also didn't understand that natural distributions played a part in division of labor as did sociopathy. He didn't understand that perceptions of scarcity produce hoarding behaviors; and he certainly didn't understand that not everyone could understand what he had written.

Market dogma should be classified as an extinction risk.
 
Elizabeth Warren on America's #monopoly problem, including #Apple, #Google, and #Amazon http://snglrty.co/29oXuwR
We will look at the effects of the rise of these platform monopolists on the ability of Americans to share information with one another.
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This floored me.

"While not the focus of our investigation, we also developed evidence that the security culture of the State Department in general, and with respect to use of unclassified email systems in particular, was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government."

The entire Sate Department. This is bad.
Remarks prepared for FBI Director James Comey for delivery at press briefing. Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email …
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#Bulgaria passes law requiring government software to be #OpenSource | ZDNet http://snglrty.co/29thnXV
Amendments to the country's Electronic Governance Act have been voted on in Parliament and are now in effect.
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Nikola Danaylov on TRT World #News: Is the #Singularity Near? http://snglrty.co/29T8gfE #AI
Video of Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie in a short televised debate for TRT World News titled “Are we nearing the Singularity?"
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Six technologies changing the #future of #food http://snglrty.co/29vsz46
Seaweed-based packaging could replace plastic containers.
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Vertical #farming: eliminating growing seasons, supporting locals http://reut.rs/293bGkg
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