Screaming Planet

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Intellectual Parasitism

[flickr]photo:6721977933[/flickr] The rallying cry, as far as there was one on this feel-good protest day against SOPA and PIPA seems to be “end piracy, not liberty”. I am aware that for some, it is highly impractical to outright support piracy, especially since many still believe there is a non-constructed, deeper moral right in content creators […]

On Worthy Causes

[flickr]photo:4074151523[/flickr] Autumn arrived two days ago. Just as I was polishing off a sexy introduction about how we didn’t have a proper autumn in ages, mostly just caroming straight from the scorching blast of subtropical ultraviolet into knee-deep slush and slippery streets and the sheer poetry of it being announced not by the flip of […]