At the beginning of 2013, the Internet lost one of its most radical, most pioneering minds when Aaron Swartz took his own life. In just 26 years, Swartz pioneered technologies like RSS syndication and the Creative Commons (both of which...Show More Summary
Creative Commons image by freefotouk via flickr. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA...Show More Summary
To draw attention to "broken" copyright law, the editor of a popular news site turned the tables on a leading German political party. Finding the government's Social Democratic Party using a Creative Commons work without permission, he sent them a troll-style settlement demand - and got paid. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services.
By yesterday I thought I’d had enough of sessions. That said, I started the day at a session on How Open Licensing is Transforming Design. I went because I have a vested interest in Creative Commons and copyright on the web, but also because I was too lazy to stand in line to see Mindy […]
Republished from ProPublica under a Creative Commons license. The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime. Show More Summary
Creative Commons photo via European Parliament on flickr Half of all women in the European Union have been sexually harassed and one third have been the victim of sexual or physical violence at some point since they were 15 years old. The...Show More Summary
The Client is Always Right Series is a self-initiated project by Jonathan Quintin, a creative director and founder of StudioJQ based in Bristol, UK. In design, these quotes are pretty common to us. What follows could make you laugh,Show More Summary
Last week, friends alerted me that one of my online artwork was used by a Facebook page owner without crediting me.The artwork was licensed under a Creative Commons ATTRIBUTION license. All the user had to do was credit me and he would be free to modify, repurchase, even sell the image. Show More Summary
Throughout history, tech innovators have had lots of common traits. They're bright, outside-the-box thinkers, creative, and open-minded about the future. But here's something you may not know about the tech founders listed below: they all went to Montessori school. Show More Summary
Creative Commons photo by ttfnrob on flickr. Researchers at the University of Miami may have made a modest breakthrough in the search for an HIV vaccination. A vaccine developed at the school has been shown to prevent mice from becoming infected with HIV. Show More Summary
The UK-based Wellcome Trust, the world’s second-largest funder of medical research behind the Gates Foundation, has launched a free online magazine called Mosaic that is dedicated to longform science writing. The site will be run by former Times science editor Mark Henderson — who was involved […]
Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain. What is one thing these three visionaries have in common? They all had very messy workspaces. Read more...
Last October, Creative Commons founder and Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig sued Australian record label Liberation Music, which had previously issued a ContentID claim on one of his videos. Six months later, Lessig and Liberation...Show More Summary
Law professor, Creative Commons co-founder and advocate for copyright reform Lawrence Lessig has agreed to receive damages from an Australian music label. Without considering fair use Liberation wrongly had some of Lessig's work removed from YouTube and threatened to sue - it didn't go well. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services.
A recent study found that cheating and creativity have a lot in common: in fact, cheating may actually increase your creativity. Read more...
For Creative Loafing's food issue a couple years ago, I wrote about beer cellaring, an increasingly common practice amongst craft-brew obsessives. "It is so much fun to pop something that's five or six or seven years old next to theShow More Summary
Creativity isn't a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It's a habit, studies suggest; a way of life that's built over time. Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind--biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it becomes a behavioral pattern you do almost involuntarily. Read Full Story
Creative Commons image of bitcoins by antanacoins The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange went offline Monday amid a series of setbacks — including a reported theft of hundreds of millions of dollars — that have raised concerns about the...Show More Summary
Creative commons image by 401(K) 2013 For every parent who has ever railed that children no longer understand the value of a dollar, the Oklahoma state legislature has come up with a response: as of this May, all public high school students...Show More Summary
With a bit of reorganizing, room for stockpiling used shipping material, a little creativity and some sweat any business can revolutionize its supply room. Save it, reuse it and encourage employees to find alternatives. Every business working with shipping supplies has a unique opportunity to contribute to a sustainable pro-business future. Here are some useful […]