Friday, February 23, 2007

Fair Use insurance for documentary film makers

Lawrence Lessig announces legal support for documentary film makers who abide by a few guidelines for ensuring they're not running afoul of "Fair Use" of copyrighted materials.

Someday I hope to have need of this service.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

If the robots win ...

If The Robots Win We'll Have To Listen To Techno

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Oh, that Tim Blair

Tim Blair talks about his nation's efforts to enable lightbulb-smuggling criminals, including this choice quote
Australia’s output of greenhouse gases amounts to 1.6% of the global total. A reduction of 4 million tonnes in one year will cut that output to ... 1.58%. Not a bad trade in exchange for becoming a half-illuminated nation of squinty mole-people.

Hot Air edits Hillary's latest speechification

+1 on continuing the conversation

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

See. Listen. Understand.

A message to the Republican party from the modern world.

To be honest, I'm of two minds about this. First, the message is a bit dilute because I could easily see it being a message to the DNC from the modern world; there's nothing inherently conservative or small-government here. It isn't even strongly individualistic, although it at least suggests that individual people can matter through its repeated use of "I" and "me" rather than "we" and "us".

Second, the message doesn't seem to have much message to it. What exactly do you want the RNC to take away from viewing this?

Maybe I'm just a moron; that interpretation is always present and you could probably get at least some of my friends to agree with you on that topic.