Dec 012018
 

Please enjoy jwz mixtape 2ØØ.Two hundred!By the numbers: that’s 1,625 audio tracks on the first 75 mixtapes, and then 2,732 videos on the next 125 mixtapes, for a total running time of just over 12 days. That averages out to pretty close to my goal of 90 minutes each, at an average of one every six weeks.I wanted to do something to commemorate the bicentennial (bicentapial?) so here’s a double-length mixtape (a pair of C90s)…

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Dec 012018
 

When the EU started planning its new Copyright Directive (the “Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive”), a group of powerful entertainment industry lobbyists pushed a terrible idea: a mandate that all online platforms would have to create crowdsourced databases of “copyrighted materials” and then block users from posting anything that matched the contents of those databases. At the time, we, along with academics and technologists explained why this would undermine the Internet, even as…

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Dec 012018
 

A growing movement wants to amend the US Constitution and weaken its due process protections in its ill-advised pursuit of victims’ rights.  Alongside the major criminal justice reform headlines that came out of the midterm elections, a quieter trend also gained momentum through the ballot box: a budding, national threat to due process and the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. On Nov. 6, six states adopted, through ballot initiatives, what is known as “Marsy’s…

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