Tag Archives: Free Speech

Why Tech Companies Love Patents & Hate Copyrights

Technology companies adore patents. They gobble them up like Pac-Man snacking on digital pellets. And they use the patents like clubs to bludgeon everyone and anyone who dares “to violate” them.  Patent battles are making headlines everywhere.  As a recent Boston Globe article noted: “Patents have become a costly and controversial part of the business […]

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What the Heck is SOPA?

If you’re online today – or on Twitter or Facebook – you’ve likely seen the acronym SOPA.  You may have also noticed that several website including Google, Wikipedia and Yahoo have altered their sites to protest SOPA.  Check out the blacked out Google logo above. What’s going on? SOPA stands for the Stop Online Privacy […]

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Facebook, Free Speech & Holocaust Deniers

This month Facebook came under tremendous pressure to ban Holocaust Denial groups.  Thankfully, Facebook didn’t fold under the enormous pressure from bloggers and traditional media (including Brian Cuban, TechCrunch and Mashable) to outright ban people or groups that deny that the Holocaust occurred.  Facebook did end up banning two Holocaust Denial groups because of violations […]

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