Tag Archives: Intellectual property

Everything Is a Remix, part 4: System Failure

The fourth and final installment in the Everything Is a Remix series looks at how patent and copyright law, in the U.S. and elsewhere, has grown beyond its original useful intent, and now stifled the very creativity and progress it was intended to foster.

For more on patent trolls, check out an episode of This American Life: “When Patents Attack!

Help stop terrible legislation that would break the Internet

What the web could look like if SOPA or PIPA passes

As I explained over on the Big Big Design site, on Wednesday 1/18/2012 I’ll be protesting the proposed PROTECT_IP act (AKA PIPA or “Protect Intellectual Property Act”) by blacking out my websites.

You can protest too, by running the blackout on your site (there’s a WordPress plugin to make it easy) and by participating in the Facebook protest. Continue reading Help stop terrible legislation that would break the Internet