Tag Archives: copyright

No, I still don’t want to work for Google.

You think those Google recruiters would know not to contact me, but the other day I got another perky “Opportunities at Google” email from one of them, telling me that they’d found my “online profile” and that based on my experience they think I “could be a great addition to our team!” Riiiiight. Since I just deleted my LinkedIn profile, I emailed them asking where they’d found this “online profile”, since it was obviously outdated. Oddly enough, it seems they’d found a page about me Continue reading →

Fresh links for May 18th through May 24th

Plan a Trip Through History With ORBIS, a Google Maps for Ancient Rome – How come it took three weeks for me to hear about this mapping hack to help you understand travel routes and expenses in Ancient Rome? Maps, history, digital humanities — what's not to love? I only wish this existed for other time periods. Imagine how useful it would be for people writing historical fiction! Criminal Creativity: Untangling Cover Song Licensing on YouTube – A few interesting things here, including the little-known Continue reading →

The copyright hypocrisy files

A while ago I started collecting examples of copyright hypocrisy, with the intent of creating a definitive list of cases where copyright bullies are caught infringing the same rules they say everyone else should obey. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Lamar Smith, author of SOPA, uses website background image without permission Anti-P2P lawyers rip off the content of another copyright settlement group’s website The party run by music-label-owned VEVO, where they showed a pirated NFL game Norwegian author complains about ebook piracy, then admits Continue reading →

Fresh links for May 16th through May 17th

Ravelry API – Wait, what? How did I miss this. Ravelry has an API now, and they've been using it internally since Feb 2012, so it isn't just an unloved add-on. (You probably can't follow the link, which is to the Rav API forum, unless you're a member. But anyone who might be interested in this probably is already, so…) Our real first gay president – Newsweek says Obama's the US's "first gay president", ignoring James Buchanan, who was openly gay in the 19th century. Continue reading →