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Inside: Copyleft lawsuit against Vizio will allow anyone to defend the commons; The monopoly strategy behind the Google/Microsoft mobile patent wars; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2021/10/20/viz

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Copyleft lawsuit against Vizio will allow anyone to defend the commons: Software Freedom Conservancy realizes the dream of "Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement."

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10713465

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The monopoly strategy behind the Google/Microsoft mobile patent wars: The victory condition isn't highest profits, it's market dominance.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10713498

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Boy Scouts shill for MPAA with copyright merit badge web.archive.org/web/2006111006

Canadian Tories admit that Canadians don’t want DRM rules, push for them anyway hollywoodreporter.com/business

Turing’s law: UK to retroactively pardon thousands of men prosecuted for having sex with men bbc.com/news/uk-37711518

By stealing from innocents, Chicago PD amassed tens of millions in a secret black budget for surveillance gear chicagoreader.com/news-politic

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Yesterday's threads: The true, Terry Pratchett-esque origins of the trillion-dollar coin; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10712901

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My latest book is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books, now in paperback, wherever books are sold.

Signed copies at @darkdel:

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My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

craphound.com/shop/

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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Here's today's edition: pluralistic.net/2021/10/20/viz

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You can also follow these posts as a daily blog at pluralistic.net: no ads, trackers, or data-collection!

Here's today's edition: pluralistic.net/2021/10/20/viz

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If you're a Medium subscriber, you can read these - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and early exclusives on doctorow.medium.com.

My latest Medium column is "Against the great forces of history," What Ada Palmer’s University of Chicago Papal election LARP can teach us about our own future

medium.com/@doctorow/against-t

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