Hoag sez, "VODO, a new project from one of the figures behind STEAL THIS FILM, is a an attempt to harness the power of filesharing networks for the benefit of filmmakers and other creators. Its unprecedented coalition of filesharing sites and services, including Mininova, Isohunt, The Pirate Bay, Legal Torrents and many others, has offered to promote new works by creators who want to share their works. VODO then encourages downloaders to donate directly to the filmmakers.
VODO's just distributed its first film, US NOW by Ivo Gormely, which is now highly seeded on Mininova and available on many major filesharing sites under a CC-by-SA license."
Businesses like Adobe Stock use large, visible watermarks to deter copyright infringement; a new paper presented by Google Researchers to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition shows that these watermarks can be reliably detected and undetectably erased by software.
US court records are not copyrighted, but the US court system operates a paywall called “PACER” that is supposed to recoup the costs of serving text files on the internet; charging $0.10/page for access to the public domain, and illegally profiting to the tune of $80,000,000/year.
Semihandmade started out as a Los Angeles cabinetmaker called “Handmade,” but when they got a commission to design aftermarket doors for a cheap and surprisingly robust set of Ikea kitchen cabinets, they realized that they could supply excellent-looking, high-spec kitchens at a tiny price by just manufacturing replacement doors for Ikea’s ubiquitous cabinetry.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]