One of the most back-asswards aspects of democratic systems is the legal system. Especially when dealing with issues related to intellectual property and copyright. Most everyone is familiar with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how big media (record labels, film, and print) use this device in order to strong arm people who are simply […]

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It is weird that certain events seem to co-inside with each other to prove a point. This morning on Q Jian Ghomeshi was talking with Sri Lankan-British-American musician M.I.A. in part about censorship and the commercial viability of alternative artists to get records published in an internet age. As part of the conversation it was mentioned […]

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I just recently came across a posting by Dusan Writer (11.02.07) in which he was talking about real death, avatar death and the absence of symbols in the passage of people within virtual spaces. As part of this however he brings up an interesting prospect on the nature of being virtual. Dusan wrote “Many of us […]

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Ah yes – after a few weeks of doing the holidaze thing I finally came back to check on comments and to make a new blog post and what do my wondering eyes do appear but 550 spam messages awaiting moderation. Note to Spammers: What part of ALL COMMENTS ARE MODERATED are you failing to […]

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Right now there is a war brewing in your backyard. You may not be aware of it. You may not even realize that you are a part of it. But it is there. A grassroots movement which threatens the fabric of governments, businesses, human liberties, and the very nature of how we view our social […]

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