creeping facism

Well worth reading • I followed a few vague links to this fascinating tale of an organization playing fast and loose with what they think are their ‘rights’

Long story short is they scanned a perfectly legal web site and sent blanket DMCA take down notices for intellectual works which they DO NOT HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REPRESENT. Including items published under Creative Commons license and innocuous things like reading lists. So, basically they are saying that we don’t have rights that we actually do have. nice huh? the SFWA just got kicked off MY xmas card list, I tell you that.

This kind of corporate bullying is becoming more and more popular. Corporations know that the general public doesn’t have the funding to go to court to protect ourselves against these shenanigans. and once up on a time we actually had a federal government who’s J.O.B. it was to protect them for us.

For further reading on this creeping facism Anti-DCMA.ORG

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) The DMCA is being used to silence researchers, computer scientists and critics. Corporations are using it against the public.

Brudda you said a mouthful.

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