Jan 15, 2012
Until recently, I thought Pipa was one of the participants of a recent royal wedding that I didn’t care much about. But as sinister as that Pipa might be, the more sinister PIPA is the Protect IP Act being considered by congress.
Apparently, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), which made it easy for copyright holders to ban websites and other services at the domain name level, is dead in the water due to overwhelming opposition by the technical community due to censorship concerns. I think those concerns were quite valid.
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May 19, 2011
Dan Rather is doing some pretty good work over at HDNet. I saw features on Detroit Public Schools as well as the startup Hashable… good journalism. I hope some people are watching.
Feb 10, 2011
The NFL labor dispute is already getting ugly. Usually during pro sports labor disputes, fans feel completely helpless as they watch millionaires fighting with billionaires about splitting astronomical TV, gate, and merchandise revenues. With this NFL dispute, however, there’s an easy way for fans to fight back.
Anyone who subscribes to NFL Sunday Ticket or the Redzone Channel on DirecTV or Comcast should call and cancel their subscriptions. That will send an immediate and measurable protest to the owners and players to encourage them to make sure they reach an agreement before it starts affecting next season.