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Former Teenage Hacker And Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey, Says Hacking Isn't A Crime

techcrunch.com
Before he was upending the media and financial services, Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey was a proud hacker. During a 60 Minutes interview with Lara Logan, he recounted how hacking helped launch his professional career after he exposed vulnerabilities in a software company’s network, “Jack Dorsey: I found a way into the...
Former Teenage Hacker And Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey, Says Hacking Isn't A Crime

Will 2013 be the year copyright reformers hit back?

arstechnica.com
It's a post-SOPA world. But the question is, what does that mean for the future? Content companies used to getting their way on Capitol Hill got humbled last January when an unprecedented wave of public protest shut down the SOPA and PIPA proposals that would have regulated online copyright....
Will 2013 be the year copyright reformers hit back?

'Aaron's Law' rewrite backfires, reformers now on defensive

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Congressional sausage-making in Washington threatens to rewrite a controversial anti-hacking law used against the late Aaron Swartz -- by replacing it with an even more Draconian version. [Read more]...
'Aaron's Law' rewrite backfires, reformers now on defensive

NYTimes OpEd Explains Why Infringement Isn't Theft

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We've argued for years that it's absolutely improper to call infringement "theft." Some, of course, have insisted that since copyright is so obviously "property", it's fine to call infringement theft. However, in a rather brilliant OpEd piece in the NY Times, law professor Stuart Green not only demolishes the "infringement...
NYTimes OpEd Explains Why Infringement Isn't Theft

Copyright reformers launch attack on DMCA's "digital locks" rule

arstechnica.com
Supporters of copyright reform are hoping that 2013 is the year they get some real momentum going. In the wake of Monday's news that the White House and FCC now support consumers' rights to unlock their cell phones, a new coalition called has launched an effort to repeal the section...
Copyright reformers launch attack on DMCA's "digital locks" rule

Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness

www.engadget.com
Kazuo Hirai doesn't officially grab the reins as Sony's CEO and President until April 1st, but in reality he's already at the stirrups. He's making a number of exec-level switches that he hopes will deliver "rapid and optimized decision-making processes as 'One Sony'." His strategy? An inner circle consisting...
Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness
Beware The House 'Review' Of U.S. Copyright Law -- It's A Trap

Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

arstechnica.com
A new bill to allow cell phone unlocking is getting low marks from reform groups and online activists. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would tell the FCC to force cell phone companies to "permit the subscribers of such services,...
Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

Can conservatives break the copyright stalemate?

gigaom.com
Copyright law is supposed to encourage creativity and reward artists but right now the system is a mess. Worse, the debate over how to change the law is dominated by bitter partisanship that makes real copyright reform impossible. That’s why it’s a relief to see a new group enter the debate....
Can conservatives break the copyright stalemate?
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