The US Press Freedom Tracker Follows Abuses of Journalists To Help Stop Them

The US Press Freedom Tracker catalogues the increasingly common abuses against American...

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Apple's China VPN Crackdown Is Just the Latest in a Long Line of Companies Caving

By pulling VPN apps from the App Store in China, Apple joins a long list of tech companies that have given in to censorship.

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Piracy Brings a New Young Audience to Def Leppard, Guitarist Says
Aug03

Piracy Brings a New Young Audience to Def Leppard, Guitarist Says

For decades the debate over piracy has raged, with bands and their recording industry paymasters on one side and large swathes of the public on the other. Throughout, however, there have been those prepared to recognize that things aren’t necessarily black and white. Over the years, many people have argued that access to free music has helped them broaden their musical horizons, dabbling in new genres and discovering new bands....

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Font Maker Sues Universal Music Over ‘Pirated’ The Vamps Logo
Aug03

Font Maker Sues Universal Music Over ‘Pirated’ The Vamps Logo

Piracy comes in all shapes and sizes. While record labels regularly see themselves as victims, they can sometimes cross the line as well. According to HypeForType, which designs, creates, and licenses various custom fonts, this is exactly what record label Universal Music Group did. The font maker has filed a lawsuit accusing the major label of using its “Nanami Rounded” and “Ebisu Bold” fonts without...

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Opposing net neutrality threatens the viability of open source communities
Aug03

Opposing net neutrality threatens the viability of open source communities

The net neutrality discussion is, at its core, about free speech on the internet. Free speech online is a driving force for the online community; an average of 1.32 billion people each day share their voices on Facebook alone (as of June 2017). It’s possible to be heard as well, with more than half of Americans using the internet as their primary source of information. read...

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