Arkiv for January 14th, 2011

Israeli Court Enforces for the First Time a Creative Commons License | Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

A court in Israel found that taking CC-licensed pictures from Flickr and publishing them in a book violated the copyright in each and every picture separately. (Source:, including a link to the decision in Hebrew).


Tennessee Tea Party Groups Issue Demand On How Textbooks Portray ‘Minority Experience In History’.

Hal Rounds, spokesman for the group, recently claimed at news conference that there was “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the Founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”

As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”


800.000 piratbrev til Norge hvert år | Lov og rett, Personvern, Piratkopiering.

Amerikanske selskaper følger nøye med på filmer, musikk og spill som kopieres ulovlig på internett. Også nordmenn blir fanget opp av deres systemer, og de norske internettleverandørene får stadig oftere epost fra selskapene hvor det bes om at piraten stenges ute, eller at nettsiden som brukes blokkeres.

ComputerWorld 14.01.2011

Tennessee Tea Parties demand textbooks contain no mean things about Founding Fathers – War Room –

For a bunch of people who worship the Founders and like to play dress-up American Revolutionary War, Tea Partyers sure hate knowing anything remotely reality-based about the Founding Fathers. Tennessee Tea Party groups have introduced a proposal to take what few minorities there are in American history textbooks out of American history textbooks, along with any negative portrayals of the wealthy white men who led this young nation in its infancy.

At a press conference, two dozen activists presented their proposals — I’m sorry, their “demands” — for the new state legislative session. Among them are sweeping changes to school materials that they probably have not actually read.