We were disappointed to read of deceptive comments made last month about EFF by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Writing to its members, ASCAP claimed that EFF, Creative Commons and Public Knowledge are “influencing Congress against the interests of music creators.” If these efforts are succesful, ASCAP warns, “we all know what will happen next: the music will dry up.” The letter asks ASCAP’s members to help fight this dire threat by making a donation to a “Legislative Fund for the Arts” which will be used to lobby Congress.
from Mashable! by Erica Swallow
My latest Guardian column, “Reports of blogging’s death have been greatly exaggerated,” discusses the way that new media give way to newer media, and, in so doing, become truer to themselves:
When it comes to privacy, the pendulum has swung dramatically over the past 20 years.
Rebecca MacKinnon has this analysis:
from Mashable! by Zachary Sniderman
Ever since Google?s January 2010 decision to cease censorship of its Chinese-language search engine, the world has watched closely to see what would happen next. The ensuing cat-and-mouse game of information repression and dissemination represented a serious challenge to the ability of the Internet to remain free and open in the face of totalitarian government censorship. Would Google cease all operations in China? Would China block access to Google altogether?
As we prepare to roll out our new statistics tools tomorrow, we are looking at some of the fastest growing Facebook Pages. Given that many of the same pages remain on the leaderboard, I?ve decided to select the fastest growing Pages that we didn?t mention last week. Thankfully there are plenty to list, so below are 10 Facebook Pages that are exploding in popularity.