It all remains -- like all federal legislation tends to -- a matter of Washington lobbying, despite this week's one-day leap into the forum of public debate. And as always, the industry associations will in all likelihood remain the strongest deciders of how things go.
Here's an angle that just occurred to me about yesterday's widespread online protests against the "Stop Online Piracy Act": normally we talk about dig...
As I write this, I watch our team of staff and volunteers slowly black out Wikipedia, and I realize what women would have to lose if this blackout became permanent.
More than ever, the networked world is holding corporate interests accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses. Don't let people power be silenced. Stop corporate censorship of the internet.
Will Gaddafi's rule be replaced by democracy, by Islamic theocracy or by tribal rivalry? Can Libya remain a united country?
I have no desire to be a teenager again complete with a face full of zits, a changing voice, sweaty palms around members of the opposite sex, and alwa...
Recently, I noticed that someone (a plaintiff's class action lawyer perhaps?) wrote a Wikipedia page about so-called "professional objectors" in class...
Lately I've been on a kick: I'm reading books set in the 1940s and earlier. They detail the stories of the lives of their times. I've recently noticed, though, that no one ever mentions the environment. It wasn't on their radar.
From the idea that those outside of your company can provide expertise and value, crowdsourcing has exploded as technology has helped create a "flatter" and more interconnected world.
Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...
I'm not sure if this is The Decemberists' best album. But there's not a bad song in the bunch here, and it's clear The King Is Dead captures this Aughties folk-rock band hitting a groove.
However unsound its foundations, Wikipedia is the most cited document of our times, coming up first on almost any Google search and transporting me to the land of religious cults, megafauna and racist Disney cartoons.
Ten years old is a remarkable achievement. To go from being a fringe idea to the center of the free culture movement is more than remarkable, it's important.
Why do customers choose to collaborate? These three categories can provide a good starting point for understanding.
I recently read a blog post by a distinguished First Amendment lawyer of the view that once the cables were leaked, the U.S. was helpless to act because all prior restraints on publication are a violation of the First Amendment. Baloney.