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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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[The Christians Nightmare] Ray Comfort Is Bananas

Posted by Lex Fear on April 8, 2007

Why as Christians (and I’m looking at you, youth leaders in particular) do we constantly feel the need to follow the latest cultural trends. Why is it every time a successful brand develops in the world, we can’t resist going ahead and make our own Christianised brand version of it? A “Christian” version which more often than not is an appalling insult to the intelligence of people outside the church. Do we really expect our children to be real leaders and have an impact on the world by protecting them from groups and ideas that are not intrinsically Christian?

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[Pimp My IP Rights] What Would Jon Stewart Make Of This?

Posted by Lex Fear on March 13, 2007

Viacom, the huge media company that once flexed it’s muscle to crush a tiny non-competitor is at it again. Long time readers may remember my post (gone due to blogger beatcha) on Pimp My Snack that was forced to change it’s name to Pimp That Snack!

This time they’re going for the big fish.

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Update: 27/03/07

BoingBoing link to an ifilm video of John Stewart’s take on events. Kudos to Stewart for tackling it but seems to me like they tried to make out it was one big company suing another and who cares?

What A Weenie features a Youtube video for Electonic Frontier Foundation’s suite against Viacom- if you’ve had a video pulled- check this out.

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