2016 Guest Post by @schneidermaria: Content ID is Still Just Piracy in Disguise: An Open Letter to Rightsholders and a Music Industry Ready to Renegotiate with a Monster

[I’m very happy to report that Maria Schneider is leading a class action against YouTube filed July 2.  If they’d just listened to her in this 2016 post on MTP.  Maybe next time.  In case you were wondering why music industry leaders don’t stand up to Google instead of giving them more safe harbors, she […]

I Say It Here: As Predicted, EFF and Durie Tangri to Defend Internet Archive To Keep the Massive Infringement Flowing

  According to Silicon Valley mouthpiece Torrentfreak, guess who is going to be defending the Internet Archive and the eponymous Mr. Kahle in their massive copyright infringement suit from publishers? The EFF has revealed it is teaming up with law firm Durie Tangri to defend the Internet Archive against a lawsuit targeting its Open Library. […]

Attention BrewBros: Internet Archive Announces Closing of National Emergency Library

The eponymous Mr. Kahle announced with the usual huge heaping rasher of sanctimonious twaddle straight from the mollycoddle mumbletank that the so-called “National Emergency Library” was closing early.  Not because Brewster Kahle did anything wrong, not because he got a Tillis-gram, no no no.  It’s because there are other resources for the “Internet bound.” Internet […]

The Cross of Iron

In a month when we honor the memory of the Normandy invasion, it is well to also remember that no one understands this deadly calculus better than a soldier.  Particularly one who had a lifetime to think over the question and the math–only the price has gone up. Every gun that is made, every warship […]

Brewster Kahle Gets Another Tillis-Gram For Internet Archive’s National Emergency Ripoff, this Time with Added Songs and No Mechanicals

Download a copy here June 10, 2020 Mr. Brewster Kahle Founder and Digital Librarian Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 Dear Mr. Kahle: I write to you again as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. In my April 8, 2020 letter, I expressed my concern that the Internet […]