Thoughts on RMS’ “How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software”


I have just read RMS’ “How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software” http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/pirate-party.html and I’m still formulating my opinion on this but in general I am ABSOLUTELY  against the way copyright is done currently.  When Copyright was introduced to America it was a “Creators Monopoly” and only lasted 14 years.  The originators thought that was more than ample time for you to create something,  make back the money that it cost you in creation, and fund you next idea.  I also think that is more than enough time.

No matter what DRM is evil and douchbaggary

More thoughts to come [as soon as I have them :)]

I really want to see @doctorow and @lessig weigh in on this 🙂

Why In The Hell Write When You Can Link #1


Some cool bouncy stuff from BoingBoing.net

“Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA”[and pisses off Cory in the process]
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/08/30/science-fiction-writ-1.html

From the story, “The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to fraudulently remove numerous non-infringing works from Scribd, a site that allows the general public to share text files with one another in much the same way that Flickr allows its users to share pictures.”

“Boing Boing Boing Podcast”
http://odeo.com/channel/126064/rss.xml

Why didn’t anyone tell me that there was a Boing Boing Podcast?

“Confessions of a College Callgirl”

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/08/31/confessions-of-a-col.html

“Midwest Teen Sex Show: comedy podcast on teen sexuality”
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/08/31/midwest-teen-sex-sho.html

This is a really funny show, a definite watch

“Hoodies with faces”
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/09/01/hoodies-with-faces.html

“Google Earth flight simulator”
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/09/01/google-earth-flight.html

Does anyone know how to get this working on a non-mac platform, I have no command key 😦