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[Copywrong] Are You Aiding Criminal Activity?

Posted by Lex Fear on April 8, 2007

Danny O’Brien of the Electronic Frontiers Foundation is giving a lecture “are you a Copyright Criminal”?

Have you ever…
…watched a video clip on YouTube?
…recorded a TV show to watch later?
…viewed Facebook from a school machine?
…written fan fiction?
…forwarded an email without permission?
…posted anonymously on a discussion site?
…downloaded or edited a mash-up?
…transferred a DVD to watch on your iPod?
…made a parody of a corporate logo?

Answer “yes”, and somebody out there already thinks you’re a criminal. And if it’s not already illegal, they’re out to ban it. – Danny O’Brien, Samara Lectures

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[Sad] Comparing Christian Value Systems…

Posted by Lex Fear on March 20, 2007

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq march down 16th Street on their way to the White House. Source: God’s Politics


Christian Voice hold protest outside BBC Television Studios against broadcast of Jerry Springer: The Opera. Source: BBC Comedy

One protest is inspired by deep moral conviction regarding a world event, the other inspired by a deep moral conviction regarding what’s on TV tonight.

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[They’re All At It] Just Don’t Get Caught Or We’re All Screwed

Posted by Lex Fear on March 14, 2007

I occasionally enjoy a good prank. It gets better when you involve others in setting up and scheming and elaborate plot. It’s all about getting the right mix of people who will keep it a secret and work towards maximum effectiveness of the joke.

Trouble is, eventually there’s always one who either doesn’t get the spirit of the joke, or is too goofy to keep it secret, who ends up involuntarily sabotaging the whole prank.

Sometimes this person is not even a part of the planning, they just overheard your scheme and decided to try a much clumsier and obvious one themselves- thus exposing your sophisticated and cunning scheme.

Then it’s game over for everyone.

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[Murderoch] Lost The Plot

Posted by Lex Fear on March 5, 2007

Is it just me or has Rupert Murderoch bought ‘Lost’ for the sole purpose to use as a marketing campaign.

The fact he has decided to float the whole Sky ship (well, not entirely, using ’24’ as the rudder) on one show is just moronic, especially since this show can be downloaded from numerous sources on the interweb.

Anyone who cancels their subscription to VM for Sky just for this show must have very limited cultural tastes.

However if you were considering it don’t, it’s not worth it. The only thing ‘lost’ in Season 3 so far seems to be the script. Check out the sci-fi channel instead for what is probably the best American TV show so far.

Image Referral: Digital Spy

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