Items tagged law

This Program is Illegally Packaged in 14 Distributions

Also a stark reminder that software dependencies are out of control.

Tags: computers, law

Autopilot & Full Self Driving — California DMV Accuses Tesla Of False Advertising

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Seattle sets minimum wage requirements for app-based delivery workers

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“Destruction of digital privacy of correspondence”: lawsuit filed against chat control

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When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

Tags: media, law

A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator

That should be an object lesson in trying to fix bad laws with hacks. Besides, it's been a notorious problem for a long time that CC licenses have overly strict attribution requirements, and nobody listened.

If y'all had cared about the spirit of the license, it would have been half a page of text. Leave us alone, we'll fix this without your help now.

And meanwhile I'll be afraid to touch any more CC-licensed works with a ten-foot pole. Thanks for that.

Tags: culture, law

DSA: EU Parliament Vote Ensures a Free Internet, But a Final Regulation Must Add Stronger Privacy Protections

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Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system

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All EU nations must recognise children of same-sex parents, court rules in ‘huge step for LGBT+ families’

Tags: europe, sexuality, law

Botswana Court of Appeals Upholds Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations

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UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech

Then again, this is Germany we're talking about. You know, where anyone who publishes one word online has to display their name and address for everyone to see. In other words, to self-doxx. Welcome to European democracy.

Tags: germany, internet, law

Singapore is testing autonomous robots to catch smokers and other “undesirable social behaviors”

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It occurs to me that the General Public License is basically the United States Constitution of software development: a pioneering document that opened the floodgates, but is now out of touch and no longer suitable for the modern world.

Tags: computers, law, updates

Age Verification In The Online Safety Bill

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Licenses Alone Do Not Govern Behavior in Open Source

Tags: computers, society, law

Irish police to be given powers over passwords

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How Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

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The Ratings Game, Part 1: A Likely and an Unlikely Suspect

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Law is not magic – and lockdown regulations are not spells

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Publisher or Platform? It Doesn't Matter.

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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

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RIAA’s YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub’s CEO

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How To Get Away with Murder

Contradictions in Roman law left incurable headaches for its judges.

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Polyamorous relationships granted legal rights in Massachusetts

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14 Myths About Crime We Believe (Thanks To Pop Culture)

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Romania passes law banning gender identity studies despite protests

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Anomalous Architecture

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Chief Gates Comes to Oakhurst: A Cop Drama

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Quebec Bans Religious Symbols

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Paper-towel dispenser with a EULA prohibiting rival brands of paper

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Colorado makes more than $1 billion from pot sales

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Photos Of Travelers Coming In And Out Of The US Have Been Hacked And Stolen

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Des micros dans les rues de Saint-Étienne pour assurer la sécurité des habitants

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US demands social media details from visa applicants

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Scary legalese and the content clause: Don’t be afraid of the license grant!

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Home Taping Is Killing Music: When the Music Industry Waged War on the Cassette Tape in the 1980s, and Punk Bands Fought Back

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The European Copyright Directive: What Is It, and Why Has It Drawn More Controversy Than Any Other Directive In EU History?

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Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius

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Herbalist Who Told Diabetic Boy To Use Lavender Oil Instead Of Insulin Is Jailed For His Death

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Ringing in the New Year with new public domain content

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The idea of intellectual property is nonsensical and pernicious

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Here's how Iceland radically cut teenage drug use

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Les eurodéputés cèdent aux illusions sur le droit d'auteur

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Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote

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Joshua Browder's Bot for parking tickets

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How Writers Coped Without Copyright

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Della Wolf is B.C.'s 1st child with 3 parents on birth certificate

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Germany is the first European country to recognize a third gender

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Hamlet is Banned

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Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

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Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

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Open Source Is Old School, Says The GitHub Generation

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Sorry, publishing that information is illegal in France – even more so if you publish it electronically

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CA to app devs: get privacy policies or risk $2500-per-download fines

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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Disability Roulette

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