Copyright Office recommends permanently legalizing right to repair

Jason Koebler’s write up at Motherboard explains that the Copyright Office is essentially tired of granting the same exemption to the DMCA’s anti-circumvention clause for the right to repair locked down devices. If adopted, this would be a substantial win for copyright reform and suggests that the increasing activity in petitions for exemptions every three years could lead to further permanent reforms. Here’s to hoping.
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2015-12-19 The Command Line Podcast

old-newspaper-350376_1280This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up.

I am also thinking about attending this year’s LibrePlanet, in March. Please consider donating to their scholarship fund to help attendees who might not otherwise be able to go to join the event and learn more about Free Software and the community that uses and supports it.

This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including:

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2015-11-15 The Command Line Podcast

old-newspaper-350376_1280This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including:

You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more. You can follow my random podcast items on HuffDuffer too.

You can directly download the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. You can grab additional formats and audio source files from the Internet Archive.

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2015-10-31 The Command Line Podcast

This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including:

Also, I am considering attending Scale in the latter half of January. Whether I go or not, you should check the event out.

You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more. You can follow my random podcast items on HuffDuffer too.

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2015-10-17 The Command Line Podcast

This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including:

And a special shout out for listener Kevin who just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Trans*Geek Movie. Please help spread the word and consider becoming a backer.

You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more.

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2015-10-10 The Command Line Podcast

newspapers-444447_1920This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention.

You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more.

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More on Dan Bull’s “Bye Bye BPI”

enigmax at TorrentFreak posted some background informing why Dan Bull undertook his latest crowd sourced video. In a nutshell, the UK high court has ruled against The Pirate Bay in a recent case brought by several labels, an outcome that will hurt the majority of smaller, independent artists that use the platform for promotion and distribution.

A block of The Pirate Bay will not discriminate – all content will be blocked, infringing or not, and artists relying on the site to reach their fans will be unjustly penalized.

Just hours ago and after working throughout the night, UK artist Dan Bull finished his latest track which was inspired by the recent TPB ruling.

TorrentFreak got a quote from Bull that resonates with the message of the song as well as speaking to the unintended harms to innovation in the tech sector.

“The BPI claim to represent the interests of musicians like myself and the people in my video, but the fact is that only the very elite few at the top of the music business will see a benefit. The rest of us are having our internet censored and are being ushered into an age of guilt until innocence is proven,” Dan told TorrentFreak.

“The tech sector is being damaged in order to prop up a comparatively tiny and irrelevant industry which the vast majority of musicians have absolutely no need for.”

Pirate Bay Block Inspires Crowdsourced Song – Bye Bye BPI, TorrentFreak