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| June 22, 2010
With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence
It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
| June 18, 2010
Your words are not your own
Plagiarism is a serious charge.
Less Otten. More Originality.
| May 14, 2010
‘There are no rules’
On April 19, the Globe first reported that arbitrators had awarded the Boston firefighters union a 19-percent raise. By the next morning, both the Globe and the Herald were citing Menino administration figures of a $74 million cost.
The 11th-hour change
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 14, 2010
Inside the term-paper machine
It’s never been easier for college students to hire someone else to write their term papers for them.
The black market of term papers exposed
| November 06, 2009
Comic-strip author declares war on Jamba
While the Shepard Fairey–AP showdown was busy raising the public-domain bar, a new case concerning intellectual property recently cropped up on the Internet. This one pits David Rees and his defunct Get Your War On ( GYWO ) comic strip against nation
| August 07, 2009
The Big Hurt: Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks
What a lovely concept is mainstream rock : all that subversive stuff was fun for a while, but isn't rock much lovelier now that it's straightened up and joined the hegemony?
| June 05, 2009
Does not compute
Though he’s infamous for his aversion to computers, McCain is actually no Luddite.
Will our next president be a geek hero or a guy who doesn’t e-mail?
| October 29, 2008
Publish and Perish?
Professor Tal Ben-Shahar is a resident rock-star lecturer on Harvard’s campus.
Blogging Harvard courses could revolutionize open education — if its contributors aren’t expelled first
| February 28, 2008
Plunder, pillage, and profit
When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
| January 16, 2008
Free culture: what it is, why it matters
“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
Copyright reform in the digital age
| November 19, 2007
The following review of Good Copy Bad Copy does not appear in the Phoenix ’s film section.
A free must-see movie
| June 26, 2007
Mic and the mechanics
At first blush, it was tempting to mock the 2007 National Free Culture Conference.
National Free Culture Conference has a wiki good time
| May 30, 2007
Fight the man with digicams
It depends on your perspective.
Day against DRM
| September 21, 2006
Wanna be startin’ something?
In 1899, Charles Duell, the head of the US patent office, sent a letter to President McKinley advising him to close the patent office since “everything that could be invented has been invented.” The new web geniuses: How slackers with one dopey idea ar
A five-step guide to being a new web millionaire
| August 23, 2006
The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards
Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
| July 04, 2006
A fellow critic cops a plea
Paul Sherman, a long-time contributing critic for the Boston Herald , film editor at the Improper Bostonian , and former president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting copyright infringement in a San Jose, Califo
| June 28, 2006
Get it while you can
A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to Recidivism.org , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
| June 12, 2006
In it to win it
When two Swarthmore students published information about major security flaws in Diebold e-voting machines, the corporation rattled its swords, claiming copyright infringement.
Some of EFF’s recent legal victories
| February 09, 2006
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