The European Parliament needs to investigate exactly what happened in Botland with Article 13.
ALEX Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well. from A Clockwork Orange, written by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel by Anthony Burgess As we noted in Fair Copyright Canada and 100,000 Voters Who Don’t Exist back in 2009, the legitimate desire by governments to use the Internet to engage with the governed is to be admired. […]
If you followed the Copyright Office request for public comments on the DMCA “notice and takedown” safe harbors, you will probably be aware of reports that a group called Fight for the Future generated 86,000 comments to the Copyright Office in approximately 36 hours. I will give even money that it will turn out that investigation will reveal that most of those comments were fake.
One reason I’d make that bet is because they look fake. Many were anonymous or pseudonymous and there’s really no way to know who or what submitted those comments. And that’s why there’s a question about whether this kind of public comments can be used at all for policy making.
The Onion’s spoof on TED is hilarious. We ask you to watch this one on social media. Ask yourself how many times have you watched these people pitch on the flimsy “value propositions” of social media. Then ask yourself why is it so funny? Because you know it to be true. Now think about the […]