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Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

SOPA explained: What it is and why it matters - Jan. 17 SOPA's backers say the sweeping anti-piracy bill is needed to squash sites like The Pirate Bay (left), but the tech industry says the bill is rife with unintended consequences. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The tech industry is abuzz about SOPA and PIPA, a pair of anti-piracy bills. Here's why they're controversial, and how they would change the digital landscape if they became law. What is SOPA? SOPA is an acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act. Spartan Blades knives blades combat utility, Knives with Intent Welcome to Spartan Blades—Producing quality knives for the modern warrior and outdoorsman. Spartan Blades, a veteran / service disabled-owned company, was formed by two retired U.S. Army Special Forces NCO's ("Green Berets") to design, make and deliver finely crafted knives. • Whether you are a military / law enforcement professional, outdoorsman, or simply a person that appreciates quality knives, Spartan Blades endeavors to create knives that meet your needs. • Spartan Blades is dedicated to the design and creation of innovative and functional knives. • Made in North Carolina, USA of only the highest quality materials (US origin), all Spartan Blades knives are produced with an attention to detail rarely found.

In praise of cooperation without coordination: Clay Shirky at TEDGlobal 2012 Amy Cuddy must be proud: Clay Shirky walks on stage and promptly strikes a power pose. Then he tells us of a 9-year-old Scottish girl who lives about 50 miles from here. Martha Payne started the foodblog NeverSeconds, for which she took her camera into school to document her lunches, using metrics such as “pieces of hair found in food.” Harnessing the power of reading: Q&A with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon Yesterday, TED Fellow William Kamkwamba debuted an illustrated children’s version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written with Bryan Mealer and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Since its publication in 2009, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has been printed in 17 editions internationally. For this Young Readers edition, for ages 6 and up, Kamkwamba’s story is accompanied by Zunon’s uniquely subtle mix of oil and collage.

PIPA/SOPA and Why You Should Care Congress is considering the most talked-about copyright legislation in a decade, known as Protect IP (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) in the House. Today, Mozilla announced that we’ll join with other sites in a virtual strike to protest PIPA/SOPA. SOPA makes all of us potential criminals if we don’t become the enforcement arm of a new government regulatory and policing structure.

50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! My book about our journey, Changing Gears, is now released! Read a preview here Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!)

Mapping GitHub – a network of collaborative coders GitHub is a large community where coders can collaborate on software development projects. People check code in and out, make edits, etc. Franck Cuny maps this community (with Gephi), based on information in thousands of user profiles. 9 Reasons Your Company Should Use Brand Advocates: New Research What would you say if you could add 5, 10, 100 or 1000 marketing reps to your team? For free? What if these marketing reps would freely write about your brand and tell their friends and all they expect in return is recognition and access to insider information? Who are these free marketers?

If you critique SOPA, read the text. If you read the text, read it right. Earlier this week Eriq Gardner speculated in a tweet that less than one tenth of one percent of folks have actually read the SOPA legislation. I bet he’s right. It’s good to read the statute. But what might be worse than not reading it is reading it wrongly and thereafter propagating misunderstanding. 20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs Oct 6, 2011 The world lost a visionary yesterday. The outpouring of support and admiration has been remarkable. In the words of Seth Godin, ‘there’s too much to say, too many capable of saying it better than I ever could.’

Sensemaking In information science the term is most often written as "sense-making." In both cases, the concept has been used to bring together insights drawn from philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science (especially social psychology). Sensemaking research is therefore often presented as an interdisciplinary research programme. Sensemaking and information systems[edit] Dervin (1983, 1992, 1996) has investigated individual sensemaking, developing theories underlying the "cognitive gap" that individuals experience when attempting to make sense of observed data.

Explication claire de ce qui a emmené à SOPA et PIPA et de ce qui s'en vient. by cathcw Mar 7

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