Posts tagged: copyright

Nov 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 November 2016

Co-Hosts: Jakob Morris and Daniel Wilcox

1:09 – Election Special:

34:53 – News of the Bogus:

39:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The MPAA and RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-and-riaas-anti-piracy-plans-harm-the-internet-161027/

44:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Egyptian President Abd el-Fattah al-Sisi (nominated by Ibrahim Zallum) http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/10/29/sisi-criticized-saying-fridge-nothing-water-ten-years/

This Week’s Quote: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” —Kin Hubbard

Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/23232235375/court-to-cops-residing-state-where-marijuana-is-legal-does-not-automatically-make-motorist-suspicious.shtml

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros https://torrentfreak.com/warner-bros-flags-website-piracy-portal-160904/

This Week’s Quote: “The police aren’t hired to protect you. They’re hired to keep an eye on you to see what you did that was wrong so that they can book you. That’s their function. They are not protectors. They are not hired to be protectors. They are hired to keep an eye on all of us as potential criminals. Now, do you think they’re going to make you safe? They weren’t hired to make you safe.” —Robert LeFevre

Sep 04 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 5 September 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

31:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The ATF http://www.ammoland.com/2016/08/atf-reclassifies-wetted-nitrocellulose-as-explosive-materials-under-federal-laws/

39:05 – Silver Cluon Award: Techdirt https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/22071335374/head-anti-counterfeiting-lobbying-group-says-hes-going-to-make-counterfeit-techdirt-t-shirts.shtml

42:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Union https://fee.org/articles/european-ruling-against-apple-and-ireland-vindicates-brexit/

This Week’s Quote: “The European Union is very popular with politicians, because it’s very good to politicians. It was created for their benefit. It’s not so good to voters, because it denies them a voice—another reason it’s popular with politicians.” —Pat Condell

Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Aug 07 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 8 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas and Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Salon.com (nominated by Neil Purcell) http://www.salon.com/2016/07/31/the_moral_case_for_hillary_clinton_even_if_you_might_dislike_her_this_isnt_the_year_to_back_a_third_party_candidate/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jill Stein http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/08/jill-stein-thinks-wi-fi-could-be-dangerous-for-our-brains/

This Week’s Quote: “Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.” —E.O. Wilson

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

May 29 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 30 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The W3C https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/save-firefox

46:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FBI (double-hit!)

This Week’s Quote: “It’s impossible to overstate how bonkers the idea of sabotaging cryptography is to people who understand information security…Use deliberately compromised cryptography, that has a back door that only the ‘good guys’ are supposed to have the keys to, and you have effectively no security. You might as well skywrite it as encrypt it with pre-broken, sabotaged encryption.” —Cory Doctorow

May 15 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 16 May 2016

News of the Bogus:

15:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Paramount Pictures https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160508/00545234378/fight-over-copyrighting-klingon-heats-up-gets-more-ridiculous.shtml

25:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Colorado State University-Pueblo https://reason.com/blog/2016/04/19/female-student-said-im-fine-and-i-wasnt

This Week’s Quote: “Charges of harassment are made so carelessly and on such slight grounds that we now have a genuine witch hunt on many of our campuses…Every man now stands to be accused if he’s ever been alone in a room with a woman.” —Christina Hoff Sommers

Apr 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 April 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

23:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Brian Bergstein https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601145/what-if-apple-is-wrong/

31:06 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-says-youtube-is-running-a-dmca-protection-racket-160412/

This Week’s Quote: “Our trend in copyright law has been to enclose as much as we can; the consequence of this enclosure is a stifling of creativity and innovation. If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they’re free for people to build upon as they see fit.” —Lawrence Lessig

Mar 20 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 21 March 2015

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

22:17 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama https://youtu.be/FhFibpHSJFE?t=1h21m17s

35:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Dianne Feinstein https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160309/23380133854/senator-feinstein-revives-stupid-idea-that-internet-companies-are-materially-supporting-terrorism-if-isis-members-use-their.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” —Louis Brandeis

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