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Suggestion: A paid Reblog Opt-Out

(Updated 2:30 pm, Jan. 13, 2012) It’s an old but ongoing discussion — WordPress’s Reblog feature. Many of us have complained to WordPress for several years that we don’t like […]

Europe to protest ACTA on Feb. 11

Europe is getting fired up for ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) protests Saturday, February 11. There’s much less activity in the U.S. because our government has already signed the trade agreement. […]

SOPA/PIPA, ACTA, TTP: Where does it end?

Hoo, boy. I hadn’t even gotten around to commenting on ACTA, the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Act, which was negotiated in virtual secrecy, but now there’s discussion of a new intellectual […]

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The long arm of U.S. copyright law

My, my, how convenient. What fortuitous timing. A major Internet file-sharing site based in Hong Kong,, was shut down yesterday, just a day after America’s anti-SOPA/PIPA blackout. New Zealand […]

The Day the LOLcats Died

Just want to spotlight (for after the blackout) a clever little anti-censorship video, The Day the LOLcats Died. The video appears today on I Can Haz Cheeseburger, mecca for lovers […]

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Join webwide SOPA, PIPA protests

Help spread the word and voice your opposition to SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). If you use Twitter, you can go to, change your […]

Internet censorship looms large

SOPA. PIPA. I’ve written about them before. I’m writing about them again. The Senate votes on a motion to begin debate on PIPA (the Protect IP Act or Preventing Real […]


If you have a copyright date on your blog, don’t forget to update it to 2012. Those dates are one of the first things to signal a blog is not […]