Living in Palo Alto before the Internet (!)

Inspired by a Quora question, naturally:

Read Antone Johnson's answer to What was it like to live in Palo Alto pre-1990? on Quora

Twitter, Taxes and Turkish Prison

Twitter, Taxes and Turkish Prison

Are you willing to have your social Internet company serve as a tool of a repressive regime, in deference to local law? If not, better to stay outside its borders and continue fighting the long war with electrons.Continue Reading

AP phone records, al Qaeda and civil liberties: thinking a couple moves ahead

AP phone records, al Qaeda and civil liberties: thinking a couple moves ahead

I’d like to avoid more senseless slaughter of civilians by terrorist organizations and more invasive laws passed in response to such atrocities—whether they involve obtaining library checkout records, monitoring data packets transmitted over the Internet, or what have you. If that means throwing the privacy of AP reporters’ phone records for these two months under the bus, so be it.Continue Reading

Copywrong: Brilliantly Disruptive Startups from Napster to Pinterest

The law simply hasn’t kept pace with the largest upheaval in the distribution and consumption of content in human history, which has taken place in less than two decades since the consumer Internet was born in 1994. To a large extent, members of the general public have little idea what copyright is, how it works, or how it applies online, if at all.Continue Reading

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