The number of companies (Microsoft, Amazon, Disney(+), Google, Facebook, and co) feeling _comfortable_ to show their ‘end game’, or play their hands, is extremely troubling…

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disney, copyright 

I'm increasingly convinced that Disney is one of the companies that has done most harm in the world. Their harm is not economic or ecological, as in most cases, but cultural. Whenever Mickey Mouse would run out of copyright, they use their considerable power to make sure copyright terms are extended in the US – and because of US power, elsewhere in the world. This has robbed us a hundred years of culture that should be in public domain but instead is inaccessible and forgotten.

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copyright law? you mean the white man stealing brain land

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Hot coffee take 

Most coffee is harvested in pretty unethical ways, even most fair trade coffee.

Look for something shade grown, find out if your roaster knows their farmers. Find out how they helped their farmers the last time a hurricane hit the area.

Then decide if you want to buy from them.

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Hot coffee take 

Most coffee is good when it's fresh.

That means freshly roasted, freshly ground, freshly brewed.

If any one of those isn't true, the coffee will be worse, if all of them are untrue, you're drinking from a keurig and God help you.

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I just finished reading the Reuters report on covid-19 reaching Star City in Russia.

It has left me feeling some kinda way.

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There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.

"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/s

You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.

Found via old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comme

#privacy

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Working to bring @[email protected] to the brand new #Apple Silicon M1!

Large chunks of the work is done👌but... still more to do.
This work is possible thanks to the support from app store users 🌞

Read the details and have it tested 👉collaboraoffice.com/desktop/up

#opensource #apple #m1

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periodic reminder that srv records are fucking lit, yo
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- What items are entering the public domain this year in the US that you're excited for?

Film:
- - The Goldrush
- - The Phantom of the Opera
- - Don Q, Son of Zorro

(Each of these, and especially The Phantom are possibly already in the public domain, but American copyright law is a clusterfuck.)

Literature:

- - The Great Gatsby
- - Arrowsmith
- - Carry on Jeeves

Music:

-This gets it's own post because damn is it ever a cluster.

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They want the US Govt to forcibly shut down Cloudflare and Telegram too

Hey RIAA maybe shut the fuck??

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They want all .is, .tv, .ru and .to domains banned from the US because they're under the impression they're exclusively used for piracy lmao

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So apparently the RIAA is trying to ban domain registration full stop because "all piracy websites have a domain" or smth lmao

Literally going full "ban the internet because you can listen to music on it"

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tired: "gay" rainbow-lit cat
wired: g a y l i g h t i n g o t t e r

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@norikawa oh my god they don’t just want cloudflare gone, they want other CDNs gone too (according to https://www.technadu.com/riaa-mpa-target-domain-name-hosting-providers/223938/ )

Imagine being so salty about people listening to music online that you want to destroy an entire major part of web infrastructure
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Ban ears because they can be used to listen to pirated music. Only allow RIAA-certified DRM ears going forward.

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@nihl and this is why youtube-dl is not just a nice-to-have, it's a requirement

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Of the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2019, 7 of them were Disney movies. They have a practical monopoly on our culture, and the lessons that these movies contain are increasingly empty.

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