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Globalization debate

States of Discord: Friedman and Kaplan debate globalization. [via Arts & Letters Daily]

Footnotes to power

In a lecture I attended many years ago, a professor told us that the way to read a book was to start with the footnotes. With that in mind, here are the (quite extensive) footnotes for a new Chomsky collection: Understanding Power. [via Red Rock Eater]

CBDTPA letter

The ACM chimes into the CBDTPA debate with a letter to Hollings.

Although we are aware of the challenges to copyright protection imposed by computing and communications technology, USACM is utterly convinced that the solution is not to be found in legislation imposing limits on the technology that may be developed, purchased, or used by law-abiding citizens. Furthermore, respected scientists and technologists, including many USACM members, have concluded that the CBDTPA will threaten the ability of individuals to engage in critical research, interfere in the otherwise legal exchange of ideas and information fundamental to innovation, seriously restrict the quality of computing education, and undoubtedly threaten national security.

Virtually every significant computing device in use today transmits, copies, or displays digital information. While the CBDTPA-imposed restrictions seek to prevent copyrighted work from being copied from one place on a disk or the network to another, the far-reaching restrictions would also interfere with literally thousands of other legal, non-infringing uses of digital computing...

[via Red Rock Eater]

Keeping it legal

Jamie Zawinski writes about Webcasting Legally in light of copyright law, the DMCA, and CARP: "Today's word is `labyrinthine.' Keep it in mind." [via Red Rock Eater]

Media influence

FAIR has released its second annual Fear & Favor report, subtitled How Power Shapes the News.

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