23 March 2011
Most of the people who read my blogs are probably aware that I am a bit anti-GPL, preferring MIT, BSD or Apache license (even for my own code). At every company I work with (except Intel who flat out told us to not even read webpages about GPL code) we argue about what it takes to make a derivative work. Does this count? Does that count? It's no wonder, since two of the biggest GPL advocates don't even agree.
16 March 2011
It should come as no surprise that after Obama has hired the RIAA to run the Justice dept, they want to put a new law in place ensuring that streaming copyrighted material is a felony. So to clarify, if you make a video commentary and then put it on YouTube, members of the Justice department (wearing their corporate profit hats) can then claim that you are streaming illegal media, issue a takedown notice which will be honored without question, and then throw you in prison. Who knows, maybe I'll go to prison for even suggesting this might happen.