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Archive for April, 2009

Gettin the Network the World Needs

Posted by mfluch on April 30, 2009

A wonderful presentation by the professor of law Lawrence Lessig! The presentation on YouTube consists of 5 parts, part 2 had temporarily “gone missing” due to a DMCA take down notice by Warner Music.

The other 4 parts can be found here: part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.

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Police, Protest and the Surveillance Society

Posted by mfluch on April 19, 2009

I found an interesting collection of letters send by its readers to The Guardian by its on the way the police in UK tends to missues their position in the democratic society which gradualy converts more and more to a surveillance society. Just again a small step in disturbing developement.

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Modern Darwinism at Work

Posted by mfluch on April 8, 2009

From biology we know that if you provide a constraint to a biological system, then evolution will addapt. The same happens in the internet: if you try to control and restrict the information exchange, people will begin to develope means how to get around the atempts of control and restriction. One recent example where one can observe this to happen is in Sweeden. There the new anti-piracy laws boost the market for encryption technology.

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