I was heartened by the emergence of Critical Commons, a site and service dedicated to combating the fear, uncertainty, and doubt around fair use and copyright. Critical Commons also provides “an online tool for viewing, tagging, sharing, annotating and curating media within the guidelines established by a given community… to build open, informed communities around […]Read more "Fair use is your right to call a lawyer when YouTube illegally deletes your video"
Let’s start this off with one of my favorite songs, a blast from New Orleans, “Don’t You Just Know It” by Huey “Piano” Smith: Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns – Don’t You Just Know It Found at skreemr.com (BTW, anyone else out there digging Treme?) Now, if you loathe yourself as much as I […]Read more "You can’t break the law if you own it"
The slogan for the Bralorne Pioneer Museum is “Their Past Lives Here.” One might be forgiven for thinking the future lives there as well. Check out this picture off of the online archive. (Full size here.) Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940 1941 (?), South Fork Bridge, Gold Bridge, B.C. […]Read more "High archive weirdness"
Internet NO será otra TV, click to see larger version, or see original at http://internetnoseraotratv.net/en Image above via Transmedia “I’m not nearly as upset with the fact that there is such a thing as the iPad, I am not necessarily an iPad hater, rather my contempt is preserved for all the folks who are claiming […]Read more "The internet as TV? Pass me the remote, get out the credit card…"