A new ruling recently passed by the Library of Congress now covers technologies and electronics of many, MANY types, ranging from consumer electronics to farming equipment and online education platforms and 3D printings. This new ruling essentially provides exemptions to the — dismal and frustrating, if you’re a techie — Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was INTENDED to prevent copyright policy, but was too broad and overreached too a point where it allowed questionable restrictions on repairing/updating/modding your own electronics to online content takedowns.
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The Future is SO BRIGHT……
This week on WIRed #23 (JORDAN!), Palladio’s architectural style found in AFRICA, WiFi moochers better beware, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 memes, and the brief story behind NWA Starrcade! Continue reading “African Palladio, WiFi Moochers, BLOPS2 Memes & Starrcade – WIRed #23”
Do you pay for your internet or do you piggy-back/mooch-off your neighbor’s WiFi? Well, if you fall into the latter, you should be made aware of a ruling made from a federal court in Pittsburgh, who said that the government can track you to your location, WITHOUT a search warrant, using free anti-moocher software wizardry. The courts ruled that internet subscribers shouldn’t expect privacy protection with their IP addresses (you know, those funny numbers assigned to devices that can be connected to the Internet), even the information customers give to their internet service providers (ISP). So, let the prize match between protecting the investment of private citizens and the Fourth Amendment’s protection from unreasonable search-and-seizure BEGIN!! Continue reading “Call Big Brother, Maybe?: Police Locating WiFi Moochers Without Warrants?”
British comedian and actor Stephen Fry, a full-fledged geek and tech nerd, sent out a tongue-lashing on a generation of technophobic judges who don’t understand the internet and/or social media in an interview with the BBC back in February. Continue reading “Stephen Fry versus Technophobic Judges. FIGHT!!”