Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"Conspiracy theories are generally the province of people who are high on I.Q. and "low on common sense",
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
poster:"I would like to see a movie released with lots of extra clips so a person can legally make and share their own version of the film using the clips. Imagine how viral that would be."
SL : The tools are already out there and this is being done to one degree or another. (I've been working on a related project.)
Creativity on a personal level is expanding daily. I think we will eventually get to a point where we are much more interested in what we create ourselves for our small circle of friends and family than what others create for a bigger market.
The economics of having millions of people making their own art will change the salability of creativity, but as a culture we will likely be better for it.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Justice Kennedy said the court was uncomfortable fashioning comprehensive legal rules, given the pace of technological and cultural change
June 17, 2010
By ADAM LIPTAK
Justices Allow Search of Work-Issued Pager
WASHINGTON — A California police department did not violate the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it audited the text messages on a pager the city had issued him, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday.
The decision represented only a preliminary attempt to define public employees’ Fourth Amendment rights in the digital era, and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the court, took pains to say that the ruling was narrow and closely tied to the facts.
Still, the decision puts government employees on notice that electronic communications on devices provided to them may not be subject to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches, as long as their employers have “a legitimate work-related purpose” in inspecting the communications.
Justice Kennedy said the court was uncomfortable fashioning comprehensive legal rules, given the pace of technological and cultural change.
“The court must proceed with care when considering the whole concept of privacy expectations in communications made on electronic equipment owned by a government employer,” Justice Kennedy wrote in a part of the opinion joined by every member of the court except Justice Antonin Scalia.
“Cell phone and text message communications are so pervasive that some persons may consider them to be essential means or necessary instruments for self-expression, even self-identification,”
Justice Kennedy went on. “On the other hand, the ubiquity of those devices has made them generally affordable, so one could counter that employees who need cell phones or similar devices for personal matters can purchase and pay for their own.”
The decision did not address the privacy rights of people employed by private companies.
Click the labels on e-voting for more and why~`
WORRIES ABOUT E-VOTING PERSIST AS PRIMARY LOOMS
Twenty counties have raised concerns about the shift from lever machines to electronic voting devices, which the state is belatedly supposed to make for the upcoming statewide primary.
The advocacy group Election Transparency Coalition has a map showing that over 20 counties that have passed resolutions or sent letters to the State Board of Elections opposing the transition. The election commissioners of Nassau County have filed a lawsuit to stop the transition to computerized machines on the grounds that the new machines are untested, faulty, owned by a corporate giant and prone to ,,,,,,
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
First of all, this is why I support FOSS (Free Open Source Software). If its all free, then there would be no piracy!!! ;)
Try to "Open source" my Art
I will either :
A) "load my shotgun" (Rick Derringer & Ted Nugent ) ,
B} call my lawyer ( Me and the Beatles) ,
C] both (Willie Nelson).
Re: Re: Re: Where is the harm? Re: Re: Copyright is still a farce in the age of supercopying machines that fit in our pockets.
by Anonymous Coward, Jun 8th, 2010 @ 12:50pm
YOU : What "limited extend"? How is it limited? By what force of nature is it "technically true, to a limited extent"?
lets me try here
>>> What "limited extend"?.
ANS : I make my Art, Once public , I will always loose some control,
How you interpret it for one.
Do you see the point i had in mind when I wrote the song?
Our do you Pretzel Logic twist into your own worldview.
But I have still have legal control of my Arts reuse and sale.
You : How is it limited?
Me : It is limited by the law.
You CAN PARODY my art legally 100%.
Usually artist LOVE parody of their work,
Imitation is the highest form of compliment.
But even if the original Artist does not like the PARODY,
there is nothing he can do-- legally.
He can punch the parody artist in nose if they meet at the Grammy-s,, but it never happens.
ME : By what force of nature is it "technically true, to a limited extent"?
ME : Again , I make my Art,
and Once public ,
I will always loose some control,
How you interpret it for one.
YOU :By what force of nature ?
Me : Well here we have to get meta-physical.
Law is man. Thought put on paper. rspected.
The constition itself has no POWER.
It needs the Government.
"Power comes out of the barrel of a gun" -- Mao,
( Sorry Mr. Lennon, sometime even Mao hit one good.)
We elect gov't within the framework of our Constitution, won by rebellion against England ,
and till today fought for by People with guns -
-- who represent our President , Governors , and Mayors , and/or any official who command a police or army force ----
So in the "real world" the "force of nature" is Government Guns and Jails.
We have elections , checks and balances , so the Gov't does not oppress us without our legal consent.
There is always the next election.
If we elect bad leaders , who it to blame?
The People of the Nation.
That is why some nations rise , and some nations fall.
What is the "force of nature" above the real materiel world?
Well , either
a] G-d ,
b] Objective Morals / Natural law --
--- that guide the people to make government.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning
New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters
Edited by John Allen Hendricks, Lynda Lee Kaid
* Price: $49.95
* Binding/Format: Paperback
* ISBN: 978-0-415-87979-8
* Publish Date: November 10th 2010
* Imprint: Routledge
* Pages: 324 pages
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Can you copyright your DNA ?
I am asking .
It has been in the news lately a bit ,
Search , and get back to me.
So a guitar player walks into a bar
with a little Monkey on his head.
the bar owner says:
hey, where did you get that ?!?!
And the monkey says,
Greenwich Village NYC!
there are loads of them !
a pirate geek
goes to the same bar ,
with a little monkey on his head
the bar owner asks him:
well, where did you get that?
and the monkey says :
The apple store , they all over the place !!!
And get this,,
this geek says he is not copyrighted !
He is now my property to do as I wish.
I can clone him a million times ,
and make slaves for me.
AND TAKE OVER THE WORLD !!!!