A digital file can be replicated infinitely at near-zero marginal cost; the same pattern of information can exist in an unlimited number of places simultaneously. A digital file can be replicated infinitely at near-zero marginal cost; the same pattern of information can exist in an unlimited number of places simultaneously. See? I just did that with the copy-and-paste function of my browser. Try doing that with jewelry from Macy’s. You can’t “steal” a digital song or movie — the act of replication doesn’t affect the copies already in others’ possession, but only increases the number of copies in the world. That’s why copying is not theft. Likewise, you can’t deny the world access to information by removing the copy from one website.
Now that I’ve read Plato, these quotes kinda bug me. Yes, he criticized tyranny, but he also thought it was the only form of government worse than freedom. His perfect government was an aristocracy, and he preferred timocracy (basically a war-prone state) and oligarchy (what libertarians would call ‘crony capitalism’) to democracy and freedom.
“In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries not wanting “not so cool” kids or women who wear size large to wear his company’s clothes, Greg Karber has come up with a funny and creative way to readjust the Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
He’s giving their clothes to the homeless.
After scouring his local thrift shop’s “douchebag section,” Karber heads to LA’s Skid Row to dole out the clothes among the homeless population. Watch the stunt and find out how you can be involved in one man’s troll-job on a company with some pretty unflattering business practices in the video above.”
This is clever and hilarious. Clothe the homeless and mock A&F? Perfect.
Not gonna lie, I lol’d
well yeah because the fact that some SUB species of a type of Geographically located Cougar going extinct literally doesn’t fucking matter at all.
at least twinkies being not available would have any amount of discernible effect on at least one actual person’s life if only for a few seconds
“environmentalism isn’t as important to other people as it is to me and that makes me mad” is all i hear
THE FACT THAT THIS PLANT HAS GIVEN YOU SEEDS TO REPLANT IT IS ACTUALLY THEFT AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT FOR REPRODUCTION OF OUR PATENTED PRODUCT WATCH US MONOPOLIZE FOOD
I’m legitimately confused here: are people upset because Monsanto is hoarding their technology, or because their technology is bad?
I know I already posted a Daily Show video today, but I couldn’t resist sharing this excellent take-down of Obama’s persistent shifting of responsibility on the Guantanamo Bay issue.
I’ve blogged about this a lot recently, but Stewart highlights something I didn’t know: Congress gave Obama the authority in 2012 to issue case-by-case transfers to the 86 Gitmo inmates already cleared for release.
Know how many times Obama has taken advantage of that authority? Zero.
Make no mistake!