- OK Go! and Universal Subtitles launch translation party
Cory at BoingBoing links to one of the powerful results of increasingly more capable web standards, especially for dealing with rich media like audio and video. This is a neat way to attract interest in media literacy, sharing and the sort of global cultural reach enabled by the Internet.
- Student demonstrator challenges police use of kettling during recent protests
Cory and I talked about the legitimate and illegitimate uses of kettling in our recent interview on the podcast. He links to one student going beyond rhetoric, challenging the legality of how kettling was misused during protests of education cuts and fee hikes. As Cory comments, it is increasingly clear that the nominal reasons for kettling are a white wash, that it is much more often used punitively than to defuse potentially dangerous situations.
- Public Knowledge announces 2nd World’s Fair Use Day
I attended the first WFUD last year and it was fantastic. The lineup of speakers hints that this year will be even better. It is an open and public event but you do need to RSVP, you should do so immediately in you are interested and able to attend.
- Human rights organizations worldwide decry attacks on freedom of expression , EFF
- Latest turn of the international treaty driven copyright ratchet, Techdirt
- BPI pressuring Google to censor results pointing to pirated material, TorrentFreak
- Smithsonian celebrates 50 years of COBOL, Slashdot