Libel Reform, And Why It Matters To Britain

The risk of libel reform failing is not one that any Briton should find acceptable. The damage our libel laws have caused over the decades is immeasurable, and has only increased since the advent of the internet. Now the vastly overdue libel measures that would bring the UK out of the 19th Century, and into […]
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Cory Doctorow in Decatur

For those that didn’t know, Cory Doctorow was doing a tour to promote his new book “Homeland”, the sequel to Little Brother. On Feb 17th, he stopped by the Decatur Library, to give a little talk. In the warm up before the main talk, he took some questions and answers, and I thought it would […]
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IPO Rejects Censorship Transparency Request

Colour me UNsurprised. The final decision of the Freedom of Information Request filed after the long, ongoing saga of censorship finally responded. The response of the internal review was to, surprise surprise, keep the sordid details to themselves, and in doing so, they’ve produced what might be one of the most inadvertently funny lines I’ve ever seen […]
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Alpha Geeks (and Pirates) Explained

For some time, there has been a misunderstanding of how to deal with Pirates, or even just getting their viewpoint. They’re seen as arrogant, hard-headed, brash, and full of wacky ideas. More interestingly, they find it hard to work together smoothly, to find a common consensus. Why is that? Ladies and Gentlemen, the answer is […]
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IPO Office – Only Censoring the Small Guys

I finally got a response back from the IPO regarding the redactions they made in their consultations. You can see them in the PDF below. There were some quite interesting revelations in there, that show a serious problem in the redactions made and applied in this whole case. I finally got a response back from […]
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Breaking the 2-Party Two-step (2012 edition)

The Following is from the book No Safe Harbor, and is an updated version of the piece that was published here two years ago, on election day 2010. The first Tuesday in November is election day. It is a day when people all over the country go out, and exercise democracy. In some countries, the […]
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