RT @KarlBode: Serious kudos to @shalini @DrewFitzGerald @intipach on this report. Most major outlets don't think blatant regulatory capture…
RT @JRosenworcel: This is not right. Every consumer should get the broadband speed they pay for and the @FCC should hold to account anyone…
RT @ScottGreenfield: This is why there's a trial, and we are tested by giving even the person accused of the most horrific crime due proces…
RT @the_ns: It must destroy Trump to see Greta not only be named Time’s POTY, but also be a better Twitter troll than him. #BeBest https:…
RT @keithboykin: Where is Melania with her #BeBest campaign? Or does she only care about adults bullying children when it’s her own childre…
It's true. https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/1205193907031695360
RT @ElieNYC: Under Republican logic, you can murder somebody as long as you don’t say “I’m fittin to kill you.” https://twitter.com/drjasonjohnson/status/1205150047622631424
Yup. This has been an issue for years. We are very bad at counting the benefits of innovation when they don't go directly to GDP (another reason why GDP is so misleading). https://twitter.com/hunterwalk/status/1205206186326315008
 
I think the “old metrics” problem also leads us to misunderstand the bad stuff -> https://hunterwalk.com/2018/05/07/were-running-web-2018-with-web-2008-dashboards-and-thats-a-problem/
 
Metrics suck. Seems like there could be a useful academic study on how focusing on quantitative metrics distorts just about everything.
RT @daphnehk: @EthanZ @mmasnick @noUpside @alexstamos @amac @Klonick @jack @BeterOpDeFiets @alexfeerst @trevolafoam @doctorow I continue to…
RT @JASutherlandBks: Conveniently this comes at a time when I'm looking at various providers for tshirts and other Carew merch. Having @tee…
RT @EthanZ: @mmasnick @noUpside @alexstamos @amac @Klonick @daphnehk @jack @BeterOpDeFiets @alexfeerst @trevolafoam Yep. Fixing CFAA is ess…
So... @teespring told us our (original design) "Copying is Not Theft" t-shirts were infringing (they were not). We escalated, and they said the shirts violated their policies (they do not). Then they got snippy with us and told us to go away. So, we are. https://twitter.com/techdirt/status/1205186898077073408
 
Obviously, @teespring has a right to moderate their site however they want, and (as I always say) moderation at scale is impossible to do well. But their angry insistence that we must have violated some policy by stating a fact is... pretty amusing.
 
But I guess it's fitting for this particular t-shirt, given how much *anger* it generated when we launched it. It does not advocate infringement. It does not advocate anything. It just makes note that "copying" and "theft" are two different things.
 
But, for some reason, merely stating that "copying is not theft" *REALLY* seems to offend some people. They seem to feel, at some gut level, that pointing out this fact, somehow is a threat to the world order they've come to believe in.
 
Anyway, @teespring thinks its bad (incorrectly) and won't bother to explain why, so we're trying out @threadless instead: https://techdirt.threadless.com/designs/copying-is-not-theft/ And they've got *notebooks* which look awesome.
 
I need some kind of meta-irony/tautology shirt STATING COPYING IS NOT THEFT IS NOT THEFT or maybe I VIOLATED TEESPRING’S AMBIGUOUS AUP AND ALL I DIDN'T GET WAS NOT THIS T-SHIRT
 
Sorry, I should state that in the form of a derivative work.
 
“This would make a great T-shirt!”
RT @Klonick: Two big announcements on the FB Oversight Board today: (1) $130M of irrevocable money to the Trust that will support the Boa…
RT @obarcala: I didn't realize this, but it seems appropriate that the lawyer who was escorted out of the 2nd Cir after a botched argument…
RT @shelbyholliday: New: A 2018 Fraud Guarantee investor letter sheds light on what Rudy Giuliani was paid to do for the company, which was…
RT @MollyJongFast: Kurt answers the question why are they always yelling https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/house-republicans-trump-impeachment-strategy-was-simple-distract-deceive-yell-ncna1100081
RT @Senficon: The worst of all #copyright laws, the neighboring right for press publishers or #linktax, is coming to your EU country. Faile…
RT @KarlBode: What if we...and bear with me because I know this is radical...stopped throwing billions of dollars at giant corporations for…
RT @julieebeck: "I'll get it," "He's not here right now," and "It's for you" are all phrases that are on their way out of the modern domest…
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Brands publishing magazines sounds like a sewer of sponsored content, but REI is doing it differently. Real journalism. (…
RT @Popehat: I’m not convinced this is really about porn alone; I think they smell power and want to use it to have state force to settle a…
RT @ZacharyGraves: I’m very sympathetic to @mmasnick’s view that policy should encourage a return to protocols over platforms https://t.co/…
RT @tiffanycli: This is extremely exciting. The Internet, at its best, should be open and free. Standards and protocols are needed for this…
RT @amac: @Klonick @daphnehk @jack @mmasnick @BeterOpDeFiets @noUpside @alexstamos @alexfeerst @trevolafoam @EthanZ Please see @alexstamos'…
RT @daphnehk: This announcement from @jack about decentralized content moderation and ranking is exciting! 1/ https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106
RT @JoinLincoln: #bigtechdebate results: Opening poll (top) and closing poll (bottom). Both ~73 responses. @BerinSzoka and @sfmnemonic move…
RT @josephfcox: This tweet format from ProPublica—using branching threads to let readers read more on specific areas they’re interested in—…
A little tease: in the morning we will have a crazy story about content moderation gone wrong.
Crazy talk. https://twitter.com/timmathews/status/1203999355713150981
RT @sriramk: 👨‍💻🚨[new blog post] Was inspired by @jack’s tweet storm to write up some early thoughts on @bluesky thanks to free time on a l…
Skepticism is good. *I'm* skeptical of my idea on this. But I think it's worth trying. https://twitter.com/blakereid/status/1204959419093540864
RT @vijaya: 1. Apart from the technical elements outlined by @jack here, this is fundamentally about openly exploring the fullest and most…
RT @Yair_Rosenberg: Tonight, Trump is hosting the White House Hanukkah party. Hanukkah is in almost two weeks. In an early holiday miracle,…
RT @kevinMKruse: I'm not sure this repeated Republican line that there were a whole bunch of other things that the president did and could'…
RT @BerinSzoka: Tune in tonight to watch "very fine people on BOTH sides" https://twitter.com/JoinLincoln/status/1204928603403640832
RT @AnnemarieBridy: Finally entering the public domain next year. Good thing copyright duration is so reasonable these days! https://t.co/Y…
RT @froomkin: Jared’s op-ed makes it crystal-clear that the executive order has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, but is an attempt to ban…
RT @maassive: WOW! We just killed San Diego's massive face recognition program, which scanned 25,000 faces last year. https://t.co/LOdxWp…
RT @dangillmor: Had Eastwood et al simply told what happened, they could have done a fine film that asked important questions about how med…
RT @RMac18: Further underscores the point that once you’ve made enough money there is a point where you no longer have to say sorry. https:…
RT @pamelacolloff: An extraordinary editorial by an ex-prosecutor in Florida: “I urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to grant executive clemency to Jame…
RT @sctwea: Breaking: a federal court blocks Arkansas' label censorship law. The court says @Tofurky is likely to prevail on its claim that…
RT @kylegriffin1: Prosecutors have asked a judge to return Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to jail for lying about his income and concealing…
So glad @dnvolz and the @WSJ are adding the necessary context. The FISA stuff that Republicans are screaming about these days? They were the most vocal supporters of renewing it in the past. And likely will be again next time it's up for a vote. https://twitter.com/dnvolz/status/1204901070281019392
RT @MikeIsaac: Republican Senators spent Wednesday "outraged" over how the FBI surveilled a Trump campaign advisor that came less than 24…
i spilled candlewax on a book and it sealed the last 50 pages shut so now i cant read the ending
 
This is a business idea, Mike. Let's start selling wax-sealed books where the ending is always a mystery.
 
George kills Lenny.
RT @AnnemarieBridy: I’m excited to see how this plays out and happy to see recognition for ⁦@mmasnick⁩’s thinking about creative ways to ad…
Very glad to hear Twitter is following the path recommended by @mmasnick among others. This was always the best way forward for Twitter IMO https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106
RT @harryhalpin: @getongab @prestonjbyrne @mmasnick @w3c Here’s my (long!) analysis of the W3C Social Web standards effort I started years…
RT @jeremykauffman: @harryhalpin @prestonjbyrne @mmasnick @w3c You might like @LBRYio
RT @harryhalpin: @prestonjbyrne @mmasnick As the former @w3c employee who put the Working Group together that led to ActivityPub, its in de…
.all the @knightcolumbia essays on policy, law and free speech are excellent (@mmasnick is always a good read) https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766087281172480
👀👀👀 https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766087281172480
 
Thanks for your work on this Mike. This is important.
Interesting thread, and the shout-out to @mmasnick was unexpected. But CEO @jack is gonna start this thing and then head off to Africa for 3-6 months next year? That part makes no sense. https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106
Jack Dorsey is not being original here. This protocol already exists, it's called ActivityPub and it's maintained by W3C. @mmasnick https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204766078468911106
 
There's an entire universe of federated servers that use ActivityPub protocol. It's called the Fediverse. http://fediverse.network
 
I also see Twitter's shareholders rebelling pretty hardcore over building a new standard that... *checks notes* deprives the company of all its ad revenue if adopted.
 
Decentralization makes sense for upstarts, not for incumbents. Upstarts have the ability to innovate new business models as they grow. With incumbents there's too much momentum. 100% of Big Social's revenue is threatened by decentralized social networking.
 
Not necessarily. I covered this in the paper.
 
btw, if you want to give decentralized social networking a shot, go log on to one of the instances at http://fediverse.network and give it a whirl. There are over 4 million people on sites like http://Bitcoinhackers.org, http://gab.com, and http://mastodon.social.
France's proposed copyright law weakens the already inadequate user protections from abusive infringement claims in EU's Copyright Directive (@mmasnick / Techdirt) https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191208/19151943526/france-as-promised-is-first-out-gate-with-awful-copyright-directive-law-ignores-requirements-user-protections.shtml http://www.techmeme.com/191211/p2#a191211p2
Can anyone name the last time a senior Copyright Office employee left to go work for the public's interest on copyright, and not the industry's? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
 
hate to be That Guy, but what sorta pay scale is the public’s interest offering these days?
 
 
 
 
 
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