Bloggers' Rights

One of EFF's goals is to give you a basic roadmap to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.

To that end, we have created the Legal Guide for Bloggers, a collection of blogger-specific FAQs addressing everything from fair use to defamation law to workplace whistle-blowing.

In addition, EFF continues to battle for bloggers' rights in the courtroom:

Bloggers can be journalists (and journalists can be bloggers). We're battling for legal and institutional recognition that if you engage in journalism, you're a journalist, with all of the attendant rights, privileges, and protections.

Bloggers are entitled to free speech. We're working to shield you from frivolous or abusive threats and lawsuits. Internet bullies shouldn't use copyright, libel, or other claims to chill your legitimate speech.

Bloggers have the right to political speech. We're working with a number of other public-interest organizations to ensure that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) doesn't gag bloggers' election-related speech. We argue that the FEC should adopt a presumption against the regulation of election-related speech by individuals on the Internet, and interpret the existing media exemption to apply to online media outlets that provide news reporting and commentary regarding an election -- including blogs.

Bloggers have the right to stay anonymous. We're continuing our battle to protect and preserve your constitutional right to anonymous speech online, including providing a guide to help you with strategies for keeping your identity private when you blog.

Bloggers have freedom from liability for hosting speech the same way other web hosts do.

Say NO to Vodafone

We all know that marketing companies are desperately seeking ways to create viral campaigns to reduce costs. The problem is when they introduce disinformation and lies in an encyclopedia in which we work together to improve on Wikipedia. If it is sad that people devote to modify articles , there is sadder still that Vodafone Inc. does it in order to get money



Read what Vodafone get from Wikipedia here

Readings for This Week

Googling for Sociopaths
The thing that’s hard for the sociopaths to get their head around is that this isn’t because one of their rivals has outsmarted them — it’s just the march of technology.

ActorScriptTM: Industrial strength integration of local and nonlocal concurrency for Client-cloud Computing
Functional and Logic Programming are integrated into general concurrent programming.

Let’s stop talking about “backups”
The minimum bar for a reliable service is not that you have done a backup, but that you have done a restore. If you’re running a web service, you need to be able to show me that you can build a reasonably recent copy of the entire site, in a reasonable amount of time, on a new server or servers without ever accessing anything that was in the original data center. The bar is that you’ve done a restore.

An Entertaining System
We see the world as a very complex but knowable flowchart where there are a finite number of inputs, which cause a similarly finite set of outputs. This impossible flowchart gives us a comfortable illusion of control and an understanding of a chaotic word, but its existence is a handy side effect of a life staring at, deducing, and building systems. It’s also why we love games — they’re just dolled up systems — and the more you understand this fascination with games, the better you’ll be at managing us.

Google Text-To-Speech (TTS)
In spite of the limitations of the web service which certainly reflect the intention that the web service is only to be used by Google Translate, thanks to the new HTML5's Audio element and rel="noreferrer", the service may be utilized by client-side web applications



Useful Links

Why Object-Oriented Languages Need Tail Calls
IntegersMod(2).union(IntegersMod(3)).adjoin(7)
Del Manifiesto
Estos representantes se han entendido en el concepto griego de aristocracia. El gobierno de los mejores. Aunque ahora podría ser más una followcracy, el gobierno de los que tengan más follower
Google Public DNS service not ideal for everyone
Google uses clusters of servers at each of the anycast locations that collectively cache information, allowing requests to be rerouted from one server in the cluster to another. This provides better caching and thus better performance than simply distributing incoming DNS queries over a set of independently operating servers. Additionally, they've developed a system that can refresh information that is about to expire (all DNS records contain a "time to live" value), rather than removing stale information and then having to do a lengthy lookup when it's requested again by a use
How Google Can Help Newspapers
The current technology—in this case the distinguished newspaper you are now reading—may be relatively old, but it is a model of simplicity and speed compared with the online news experience today. I can flip through pages much faster in the physical edition of the Journal than I can on the Web. And every time I return to a site, I am treated as a stranger
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