Youtube-dl is a legitimate tool with a world of a lawful uses. Demanding its removal from Github is a disappointing and counterproductive move by the RIAA. https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
In case you thought the RIAA had gone away or gotten less evil: https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md
Question for the hardcore free-culture folks in the internet: do you listen to music that is released only in final, mixed form? Or do you insist that the musician has to also provide separate instrument tracks?
Serious question; I'm interested in the takes (presumably there are many points on this continuum, although I hope to find a few at least who are far into the "must have all components" range). Boosting appec.
Want to honor your free software heroes? Nominate someone who's doing a terrific job at empowering computer users for a Free Software Award by October 28th: https://u.fsf.org/357
...and now a 15% refund on May 2020 premiums, announced in a very self-congratulatory email. So, your idea of relief is, 15% off one month, 13% more for 12 months?
Happy Monday, surveillance devices are scary: https://www.wired.com/story/star-witness-your-smart-speaker/ -- Amazon has provided Alexa data to police 2,000 times so far this year.
Apple now blocking WordPress updates for iOS according to https://www.imore.com/wordpress-says-apple-has-blocked-it-updating-its-ios-app #drm #userfreedom
Next week is our Nextcloud online Contributor week – join us! https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-online-contributor-week/
Wrote this 10 years ago: https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2010/fall/lending-a-solved-problem and the problem has only gotten worse: https://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/no-one-should-have-to-wait-eight-months-for-a-library-book/ #libraries #drm