Glad you asked. It’s a UN organization that very soon will decide if the global internet is in need of some good old fashioned censorship, regulation, bandwidth throttling and lowered expectations of privacy and free speech.
We defeated PIPA and SOPA last year, now we must encourage our own government to carry out our wishes internationally. Other foreign [...]
Can’t make sense of the NFL or NBA lockout situations or their implications? You’re not alone. Hard caps. TV revenues. Guaranteed money. These are hardly the battle cries of a typical labor dispute.
Well, maybe that’s because pro sports franchises really aren’t you’re typical business. In fact Malcolm Gladwell argues: they aren’t really businesses at [...]
Right now I’m reading a double economic doozy, Raj Patel’s “The Value of Nothing” and David Walker’s “Comeback America.” For all our pomp, wealth and ego we’ve allowed our leaders to guide us into an economic minefield…and they don’t have a map or the brains to get us out. [...]
Hit the jump to see the good doctor, Raj Patel author of two best selling, hard hitting, socially conscious [...]
The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the Google Book Settlement saying that currently, it violates the Sherman Act. This is probably the death nail for this sucker in its current form. Although both sides say they will continue negotiating, many are wondering who they are negotiating for, as many of the stakeholders/rightsholders [...]
Thanks to true grassroots activism on the part of authors everywhere, the House Judiciary sub-committee is looking into the legality of the snowjob “Settlement” proposed by Google and the Author’s Guild. Marybeth Peters, of the U.S. Register of Copyrights, dealt a terrible blow to the deal in her opening comments saying the Settlement was “fundamentally at odds with the [...]
If you’ve been following the revolutionary way that online giant Scribd.com has sought to change publishing, more than likely you’ve heard this on going drama about Wired’s editor-in-chief Chris Anderson’s new book, “Free”. A book that attempts to quantify the idea of free in the digital [...]
The great Satan is at it again. While deftly not admitting any fault and or problems with its clunky proprietary e-reading system, Kindle, Amazon has acquired Stanza, a mobile e-reader which I use and recommend. [...]
And this time the Christians are [...]
This is not a cheery, feel good book regardless of what the back cover blurbs say. Being hungry and getting fed is serious business for everyone—the starving farmer, GMO seed companies, the multi-national distributors and the end consumer. Raj Patel gets right down to the meaty heart of the most under reported and least understood of all the vital services—food—its production, transportation and [...]