Monopolies of the mind: front page

by Rudd-O published 2008/12/07 07:20:00 GMT+0, last modified 2016-05-24T14:26:07+00:00
Ideas were inexhaustible and free until people caged them in. It's time we opened the cage.
How copyright is irreparably, fundamentally incompatible with privacy
by Rudd-O — last modified Aug 04, 2016 12:16 AM

Copyright and privacy cannot coexist. Society is at a crossroads where only one of these will exist in the future, and the copyright industry has been working hard to erode privacy to protect its obsolete business. It’s time to acknowledge the conflict and accept that copyright enforcement need to be actively prevented in order to safeguard fundamental rights.

The Megaupload song — remixed!
by Rudd-O — last modified Nov 12, 2015 01:06 AM

Many people know how Megaupload got attacked, and how their promo video (full of Top 40 stars), despite being released free to be republished and remixed, was targeted by hundreds of fraudulent takedown requests. But it prevails, and it's here for you. Enjoy!

Copyright is brain damage
by Rudd-O — last modified Oct 26, 2015 06:26 AM

How the system of copyright we must endure is Kafkasque in nature, how it damages artists, how it censors creators, and how it enriches a few already-rich men, all at the expense of the public. A TEDx presentation by Nina Paley.

by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 26, 2015 08:55 PM

The Faustian bargain of our era.

The HDCP master key: game over, HDMI digital restrictions management
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 20, 2020 11:33 AM

Why? Simple: using this key -- the secret piece of the puzzle -- people can now build hardware and free software compatible with HDMI, that can decrypt the encrypted video traversing between HDMI-compliant equipment, without having to obey the restrictions imposed by the HDMI oligopoly. Game over -- pirates 1, digital restrictions management AACSholes 0. One more note: using this key might be illegal in some parts of the world -- but whoever cares about what's right can't afford to care about what's legal.

Possible mistrial in TPB case
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 20, 2020 11:30 AM

Judge in charge of deciding whether they were guilty or innocent, member of a corrupt lobbyist organization in favor of putting peaceful men in prison.

Not everything you work for, you own
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 20, 2020 11:31 AM

Intellectual property defenders talk about the fact that you "created your idea" or "put labor in your invention" as the reason why they own these ideas and inventions. They are wrong.

Intellectual monopolies are not property
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

When we discuss copyrights and patents with others, there's always someone who insists that they are forms of property. They are not, and here's why.

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