1. maddieonthings:

    Hey ya’ll! I need your help!

    Earlier today Community Coffee posted my photograph as an Ad without permission or credit. In some sense, they stole my photograph and used it to represent their company. 

    So far they adamantly stated they don’t feel any need to compensate me. I honestly disagree with their stance.

    So! I’m asking everyone to leave a friendly message on their Facebook wall asking them to donate $10,000 to a worthy animal shelter. Let’s save some animals and create good out of this.


    First DKNY, now this. Unsettling trend.


  2. "For years, the music industry’s decline looked terminal, with the record companies seemingly unable to come up with digital business models that could compete with the lure of online piracy. Last year, however, digital sales and other new sources of revenue grew significantly enough to offset the continuing decline in CD sales."

    "Music Industry Sales Rise, and Digital Revenue Gets the Credit," The New York Times

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the entertainment industry to argue that fighting piracy is the key to salvation - providing simple and affordable digital access, instead, will be the way forward.


  3. The major ISPs have a new anti-piracy system, but how they implement it is up to them.

    Worked on this most of the day, and very satisfied with how it turned out.


  4. "The Copyright Alert System, an anti-piracy plan also known as “Six Strikes” which goes into effect the week of Feb. 25, is getting mixed responses from Internet activists who one year ago banded together to ward off the much-hated Stop Online Piracy Act."
    — “‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Plan Is Both Loathed and Watched Closely,” Mashable

  6. Raw video from the January raid on Kim Dotcom’s house, via ShortFormBlog.

  7. European Parliament, after voting down ACTA

    (Source: reddit.com)