17 June 2010

IT staffing firm TEKsystems Inc. sues former employee over LinkedIn activity

[via:F-Secure]

1 January 2010

Public Domain Day (2010-01-01)

[via:Metafilter]

6 December 2009

Professor James Duane’s 5th Amendment lecture “In Praise of the Fifth Amendment: Why No Criminal Suspect Should Ever Talk to the Police” was given as part of Regent Law School’s spring preview weekend in 2008. Link to Google Video.

[via:whiic]

25 October 2009

Selection of immigration related front page headlines in British tabloids

[via:Lehti]

3 September 2009

Microsoft pushes for single global patent system

[via:Slashdot]

2 August 2009

Do crabs have rights?

[via:Trent]

24 July 2009

Richard Stallman on the Swedish Pirate Party’s potential negative impact on Free Software

See also: rms

[via:IDG.se]

22 July 2009

Oakland, California votes yes on taxing the sale of medical marijuana

“Against the backdrop of budget deficits across the Golden State, the Californian city of Oakland votes yes to a proposal to tax the sale of medical marijuana. […] Cannabis is California’s biggest cash crop. It is valued at $14 billion annually.”

Related: Älä ruoki lamaa

[via:Metafilter]

12 July 2009

Afghanistan legalizes rape, starvation of women

[via:Waino]

7 July 2009

Porn now illegal in the Ukraine, unless used for medicinal purposes

[via:Viritys]

15 February 2009

'Lex Nokia - Connecting People', satirical newspaper cartoon by Karlsson, Helsingin Sanomat 2009-02-15

Lex Nokia – Connecting People

Satirical newspaper cartoon by Karlsson, appeared in Helsingin Sanomat on 2009-02-15. The drawing comments a worrying Finnish bill allowing network owners to snoop on traffic. Nokia and other corporations have lobbied for network monitoring legislation for some time.

[via:Charris]

2 December 2008

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 bailout compared in pie chart with other large goverment projects (The Marshall Plan, The Louisiana Purchase, The US Moonshot, The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, The Korean War, The New Deal, The Occupation of Iraq, The Vietnam War, NASA's all time budget)

2008 US bailout compared to other large government projects

From Voltage Blog, based on a Boing Boing article.

See also: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, The Marshall Plan, The Louisiana Purchase, The US Moonshot, The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, The Korean War, The New Deal, The Occupation of Iraq, The Vietnam War, NASA.

11 July 2008

What Viacom wanted (but didn’t get)

A Google employee has summarized Viacom’s demands in the court case that famously lead to Google having to give out logs of pretty much all videos ever watched on Youtube.

8 July 2008

MEPs back ‘Soviet Internet’ plan

These pigfuckers really don’t want anything like a free Internet. More info by The Foundation for a Free Internet Infrastructure (FFII): 1, 2.

[via:Mummila]

27 June 2008

Apes get legal rights in Spain

“The Spanish parliament is to back legal rights for great apes, that’s gorillas, chimpanzees and orangs. The parliament’s environmental committee has thrown its weight behind the Great Ape Project, which aims to provide apes with a “the right to life, the freedom from arbitrary deprivation of liberty, and protection from torture”. As the resolution passed by the committee on Wednesday has cross-party support it is expected to become law, says Reuters, and experiments on great apes will be outlawed.”

See also: The times

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