In celebration of Internet Freedom Day
‘Fight for the Future, an advocacy group that played a key role in SOPA’s defeat, is commemorating the date by uploading and sharing footage of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
‘Why is that a radical move? Footage of the speech is copyrighted by EMI, which has issued takedown notices several times after the speech has been uploaded to services such as YouTube.
‘Uploading the speech in acknowledged defiance of the copyright simultaneously celebrates Internet freedom and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who advocated for civil disobedience as a means to effect change. Martin Luther King, Jr. day is Monday, Jan. 21…’
Update: The video has been taken down from Vimeo. Fight for the Future is trying to learn more and is working to upload it elsewhere.
Update II: The video is back, now on YouTube.
Never Forget This Naked Privacy Violation
‘…The TSA shouldn’t send the old machines back; they should be placed in museums so we never forget this disreputable chunk of our history. Let children be told: This was how bad things got for a few years in the 2000s, when we were so afraid we forgot about fearing fear itself. But we decided en masse that it was unacceptable, dehumanizing, and we never did it again…’
Girl, 7, Becomes Youngest Person to Ever Develop a Mobile Game
‘Remember the name Zora Ball. At seven years old, she’s the youngest person to ever create a mobile game app, which was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania’s Bootstrap Expo last month.
‘Zora used the Bootstrap programming language, and lest you think her older brother Trace, who was a STEM scholar of the year at Zora’s charter school, did the work for her, she reconfigured her app on the fly when asked, according to the Pittsburgh Courier…’
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- MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ censored from Web on Internet Freedom Day (digitaltrends.com)