CDA 230 Love Poetry

There’s a whole shit-show about the Communications Decency Act Section 230 – better known as CDA230 – and how many want it to be gone. It’s incredibly misunderstood by many, who think it gives special permissions for certain social media companies to do what they want without consequences, or that it requires some sort of […]
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Prenda Lawyer Loses Appeal Against $1.5M Restitution Order for Copyright Trolling

The US 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled today that Paul Hansmeier must indeed pay back more than $1.5M in restitution for his Prenda law activities. The former lawyer who filed his appeal in late 2019 while serving his 14 year prison sentence, did not convince the court that his scheme was not criminal, […]
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YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system […]
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Drone Legislation: A Bird’s-Eye View of Federal, State, & Local Regulations – Dragon Con 2017

This has taken me a bit to get to, and for that I apologize. For me things come in cycles. July through November I work with a High School Marching Band, as their videographer, Then there’s christmas concerts/events. In the middle of that is Dragon Con, and between pre-event prep and then recovering (which as […]
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Dragon Con Video: Lawsuit Against Techdirt

I’ve been delaying this one a bit. Partly because I really don’t like how I look/sound here (again, pain and extreme fatigue), and partly because its somewhat of an ongoing matter, so I was constrained at the time by the need to not adversely affect the litigation. For those that don’t know, Techdirt (a site […]
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Dragon Con Videos: Fake News and Social Media: The New Propaganda?

Who wants more videos? Well of course you do! So now here’s time for the video from the panel entitled “Fake News and Social Media: The New Propaganda?” Who wants more videos? Well of course you do! So now here’s time for the video from the panel entitled “Fake News and Social Media: The New […]
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