Posts tagged: DMCA

Feb 26 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 26 February 2017

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

19:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/when-even-prosecutors-cant-be-informed-a

26:58 – Idiot Extraordinaire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/22/border-agents-could-be-forced-to-get-a-warrant-before-searching-devices/

This Week’s Quote: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” —H.L. Mencken

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 20 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 21 November 2016

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

“Housekeeping” PPV: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4zige4_housekeeping_shortfilms

News of the Bogus:

22:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161113/14342136032/hillary-clinton-looks-her-campaigns-many-missteps-decides-to-blame-james-comey-her-loss.shtml

30:10 – Silver Cluon Award: Matt Masur (nominated by Dallas Wildman) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-could-replace-president-trump-with-little_us_5829f25fe4b02b1f5257a6b7

35:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Janet Hull and Christina Sarich

This Week’s Quote: “The more amiability and esprit de corps there is among the members of a policy-making ingroup, the greater the danger that independent critical thinking will be replaced by groupthink, which is likely to result in irrational and dehumanizing actions directed against outgroups.” —Irving Janis

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

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

Jun 12 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 13 June 2016

Co-Host: Jim Goebel

News of the Bogus:

22:00 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The NSA https://news.vice.com/article/edward-snowden-leaks-tried-to-tell-nsa-about-surveillance-concerns-exclusive

Silver Cluon Award: Gilbert Arap Bor (see next story)

32:08 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The European Green Party https://risk-monger.com/2016/06/08/how-to-starve-africa-ask-the-european-green-party/

This Week’s Quote: “The world faces a choice, by spending a relatively little amount of money on proven solutions, we can help poor farmers feed themselves and their families and continue writing the story of a steadily more equitable world. Or we can decide to tolerate a very different world in which one in seven people needlessly lives on the edge of starvation.” —Bill Gates

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

Nov 08 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 9 November 2015

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

29:02 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Environmentalists http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/canadian-researcher-targeted-by-hate-campaign-over-fukushima-findings/article27060613/

34:12 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Simon Maloy http://www.salon.com/2015/11/03/charles_kochs_power_trip_billionaire_libertarian_sees_no_problem_in_buying_the_sort_of_government_he_prefers/

This Week’s Quote: “The energy potentially available to us is for all practical purposes unlimited; but access to it is blocked. It is blocked, above all, by anti-technology sentiment, environmental paranoia, and interference in natural markets. Beyond these obstacles, there is little that science and technology cannot eventually overcome. We further believe that pollution and destruction of the environment is not an essential by product of technology; on the contrary, more science and better technology are needed to keep the environment clean.” —Petr Beckmann

Oct 25 2015

Bogosity Podcast for 26 October 2015

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

25:41 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Sheldon Whitehouse https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151021/15335432591/sheldon-whitehouse-freaks-out-blames-pro-botnet-lobby-rejecting-his-terrible-cfaa-amendment.shtml

31:54 – Idiot Extraordinaire: CNN (nominated by BlameThe1st) http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/19/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-poll/

This Week’s Quote: “You now have two distinct ways of gathering information beyond what you yourself can experience. One of them is less a medium than an environment—the Internet—with a huge multiplicity of points of view, lots of different ways to find out what’s going on in the world…a cacophony of viewpoints that doesn’t have any political coherence at all, a beautiful melee, but it doesn’t have the capacity to create large blocs of belief. The other medium, TV, has a…very uniform belief block. TV in America created the most coherent reality distortion field that I’ve ever seen. Therein is the problem: People who vote watch TV, and they are hallucinating like a sonofabitch. Basically, what we have in this country is government by hallucinating mob.” —John Perry Barlow

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