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My first picture book just came 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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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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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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Yesterday's threads: Comedic obituary poetry; Tom Lehrer in the public domain; Trustbusting is stimulus; Falsehoods programmers believe about time; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10507348

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Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: IDing anonymized cops with facial recognition; ENDSARS; Companies target robots in disclosures; US border cruelty, powered by Google cloud; Free the law of Wisconsin; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/10/22/the

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To understand why this is a terrible and wrong idea, check out Public Resource's excellent explainer video:

youtube.com/watch?v=J-c2ppmT9q

The video features EFF legal director Corynne McSherry, who has represented Malamud on many occasions. Her explanation (about 25 mins in) is an excellent, <10m primer on the need for the law to be public.

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After some delays, the university's lawyer wrote back to Malamud and told him that they were getting out of the business of copyrighting the law, and the WI judicial conference would be making these public by February.

law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/re

The letter claims they're doing this because it's right, but adds Wisconsin is within its rights to continue to claim copyright over the law.

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