Europe’s top court rules linking can infringe copyright if done for profit | TechCrunch

I agree with Kat’s comments most especially that copyright will go the way of privacy. But it probably won’t happen quickly enough…

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I was a bit surprised to read this, since most decisions these days seem to be made in the opposite direction.

However, after thinking about it for a couple of days, I’m not sure that copyright is an idea that will last in this technological day and age.

I recently read another article about how companies are trying to tie technology to your biology – think cyborg, sort of.  So if something then becomes part of ‘you’ – what happens to the copyright?

I think that perhaps copyright will go the way of privacy.  We shall see. :-/

Link to the article below:

Europe’s top court has ruled that knowingly posting links to copyrighted material can be an infringement of rights holders’ rights — even though the copyrighted material in…

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Power to… the art of protest | Art and design | The Guardian

“In repressive states, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, the singular power that all dictatorships fear.”

– with comments from Michael Elmgreen, Sarah Sze, Isaac Julien, & Doug Aitken

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via Power to… the art of protest | Art and design | The Guardian

Brexit

I’m pretty frustrated with the Brexit vote results.

Watching Nigel Farage scoop the credit for Leave’s win was frankly terrifying, the whole broadcast visual of him head bobbing, eyes blinking, spitting out his points with fist pumping applauding roaring white men acting as his chorus speaks even more clearly than his already intolerant words.

“If the predictions now are right this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people. We have fought against the multinationals, against the big merchant banks, against big politics, against lies against lies, corruption and deceit and today honesty and decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win.”

Well I’m not a Brit and I didn’t get a chance to vote in the referendum but that said I stand with those who lost this vote.

I offer an excerpt from the Guardian’s  Meet the 75%: the young people who voted to remain in the EU

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Well said Lucinda Jones. And I too am never more proud to be ‘exceptionally indecent’ than I am today.

What we are experiencing is an arc of hate

I have taken the title of this post from an opinion piece written by Doreen Lawrence in the Guardian “Honour Jo Cox by meeting division with compassion – and anger with love.”

I am profoundly discouraged by world events over the last few years. It seems to me that day-to-day brutality has increased in pace with the cynicism of governments and all the powers-that-be as they respond to it. There seems no moral high ground left, no ethical impulse operant in the episodes of violence that convulse us, nor in our responses to them. We divide rather than unite; fear rather than understand. At most there seems a welcoming of apocalypse by all those involved…

Even in situations where violence is not overt, there is a constant stoking of underlying tensions – a building of hatreds in effect in the politics of our nations. The Trump campaign in the US is an obvious example of this as is the anti-immigration focus of some of the Brexit Leave campaigners. In Canada, the last federal election was contested under similar conditions. Luckily in the Canadian case the Harper government, who were stoking the flames of division, were defeated by the Trudeau Liberals who campaigned clearly against them. And I hope similarly that Trump will lose to Clinton, and Brexit Leave to Remain. But even so these results would be but temporary victories in an ongoing state of tension where hatred is stoked by many interests and neighbours turn against neighbour.

Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was murdered in a hate crime, advises us:

As Jo Cox said in her powerful and – reading it again now – heartbreakingly tragic maiden speech just a year ago: “Whilst we celebrate our diversity, the thing that surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”.

We are and we do. Jo Cox dedicated herself to public service, fighting for those who did not have a voice. And she did so with hope, compassion and justice. Living by those values is how we honour her memory. Meeting division with compassion, resentment with generosity, and anger with love is how we make sure some good comes from her death. That is how we fight the hatred that killed her.

She is right. Hatred only breeds hatred.

I stand in awe of her compassionate wisdom, even if I find the suggested path a toilsome one to walk. But I will try.

A better world is ours to build. Step by step, step-by-step

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