The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the copyright monopoly stands in direct conflict with fundamental Human Rights, as defined in the European Union and elsewhere. This means that as of today, nobody sharing culture in the EU may be convicted just for breaking the copyright monopoly law; the bar for convicting was raised considerably. […]
Mediagruppe Bitnik put together a neat little package containing a camera and a GPS and posted it for Mr. Julian Assange at the Equador Embassy in London.
It’s purpose? The authors answer this themselves […]
After a 30+ hours long journey the package eventually arrived in Mr. Assange’s hands, who took the opportunity to send a couple of messages…
“Is sharing a video on bittorrent like shoplifting from a movie store or is it like loaning a video tape to a friend?
Is reloading a webpage over and over again like a peaceful virtual sit-in or a violent smashing of shop windows?
Is the freedom to connect like freedom of speech or like the freedom to murder?”
“Does every innovative idea need a 20 year monopoly? […] Cooking has no patents but continues to be highly innovative…”
DRM patent à la Microsoft: Use built-in camera to count viewers; deactivate stream if too many heads are counted.
“A method of distributing content to a user, comprising: providing a selection of content available to the user; […]”