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STRIKE AGAINST SOPA and PIPA, Do Not Stand for Internet Censorship

Today, we are striking against censorship. Join us in this historic moment: tell Congress to stop this bill now! Go to the SOPAStrike.com website by clicking here to send an email to your representatives in Congress. While it only takes a moment

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American Censorship Day, Tell Congress that You Don’t Want the Internet Censored!

Today is the ad hoc American Censorship Day. Why? A committee in the House of Representatives has stacked their deck of experts 5 to 1 in favor of the SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act. Even though this law could radically

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I’m Not Sure Mark Millar Gets the Whole Internet Thing

After Frank Miller wrote some nasty things about OWS and other things on his blog [something that I wrote on yesterday here], a lot of folks went on the attack. Fellow comic book writer Mark Millar responded on his website:

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TechCrunch Explains the Big Problems with PROTECT-IP

Now that the terribly draconian and Internet-breaking PROTECT-IP bill has made its way to the floor of the House, TechCrunch offers an explanation of the real problems with the bill here: Kill Switch. If you care about an open Internet, you

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So-Called Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 is a Steaming Pile of Shit, Let Your Congressional Representatives Know That Unfettered Surveillance is Not Okay

This is the kind of bipartisanism that I can do without: increased surveillance on American citizens online. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports: Despite serious privacy concerns being voiced by both Democratic and Republican leaders and by thousands of digital rights

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xkcd Nails the Cloud on Head, Behind the Scenes of Cloud Computing with Black Hat

In Randal Monroe’s recent xkcd comic, The Cloud, the infamous Black Hat is the sysadmin of the “Cloud,” the catchall term for the distributed storage and computing resources now available on the Internet. Monroe posits Black Hat as the end product

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A UN Report Slams Democratic Countries for So-Called Three Strike Laws That Cut Access to the Internet for Supposed Copyright Violators

Ars Technica provides commentary on a recent UN report that comes down hard on democratic countries such as France and Britain that have punitive laws against online file sharers. These so-called Three Strikes provisions permanently cut an offender off from

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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