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Offline Peer To Peer File Sharing

Oct 31st, 2010

[Aram Bartholl] is building his own file sharing network that screws those fat cats who want to control your freedom. He’s added file cache devices throughout NYC (five so far but more to come) that are anonymous and free to use. Upload what you want, download what you want. They’re completely offline which means monitoring who’s doing what gets a lot harder and quite possibly requires a warrant from a Judge.

As for the dangers of a malicious USB device; I think everyone knows they’re taking on some risk when connecting to a USB plug protruding from a brick wall. Not to mention most people will mostly end up putting porn on them…

• Sunday, October 31st, 2010

• Posted in: Science, Technology

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The Writers’ Strike Is Over!

Feb 14th, 2008

Striking Hollywood writers will be back at their keyboards Wednesday after voting overwhelmingly to end a 100-day walkout that essentially shut down the entertainment industry. More than 92 percent of the Writers Guild of America members who cast ballots Tuesday in Los Angeles and New York voted to end their work stoppage over residuals for writing in the digital age, including new media and the Internet. The new deal is for three years. “The strike is over. Our membership has voted, and writers can go back to work,” said Patric Verrone, president of the WGA’s West chapter.

Michael Winship, president of WGA’s East guild, said, “The success of this strike is a significant achievement not only for ourselves but the entire creative community, now and in the future. It is not all that we hoped for, and it is not all we deserve,” Verrone said when a tentative deal was announced Saturday. But he added, “This is the best deal this guild has bargained for in 30 years.”Leslie Moonves, chief executive officer of CBS Corp., told The Associated Press, “At the end of the day, everybody won. The vote meant that the Academy Awards ceremony on February 24 will be the usual scripted gala, the AP reported. I really look forward to see new episodes of my favourite shows…

Source: [RLSlog] & [CNN]

• Thursday, February 14th, 2008

• Posted in: News

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