Free Culture Roundup

Writers slam hatred law

Traditional freedom of speech is under attack in the UK, and our authors aren’t happy about it. This is traditional creative freedom under attack.

Using computer models to identify important American jurisprudence

One complaint I’ve heard about free culture is that it’s concerned with edge-cases, with obscure points of law. But this study shows that the rulings handed down on edge-cases set precedents, certainly in US law.

The Customer Is Always Wrong: A User’s Guide to DRM in Online Music

DRM will not keep your secrets safe, it will not help you own digital “property”, and it will not bring about the singularity. As the EFF show, it also doesn’t help your music collection.

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