Why a pro-SOPA MPAA technologist changed sides and went to work for ISOC


14 Responses to “Why a pro-SOPA MPAA technologist changed sides and went to work for ISOC”

  1. EH says:

    I can barely listen due to his entirely inappropriate and incessantly belying chuckles. He’s either a tool or out of his element, regardless of his IETF work. 


    That said, if you dig the Inside Baseball of digital copyright and shizz, Joly’s video is a must-see.

  2. evanplus says:

    The Creative Commons licensed image with bootleg Calvin and Monopoly Guy images is just precious. I’d wonder if it’s meant to be ironic, but given that the rest of his Flickr photostream is un-altered album covers he’s also released as (CC BY 2.0) I’m guessing it’s not.

    • niktemadur says:

      I found the headline picture striking, too.  How did that pre-internet meme, the pissing Calvin, end up within the parameters of the Creative Commons license, and so long ago to boot?

    • Alpacaman says:

       Calvin and Hobbes is much more special than a picture of Calvin pissing. I doubt it is ironic as well.

      • Henry Pootel says:

        I’m thinking of who “pissing Calvin” usually resonates with – and I’m not connecting with why it’s on there.   Too bad Bill Watterson can’t use some “moral rights” there to stop a “derogatory treatment” of his work.

      • niktemadur says:

        What did it say on McSweeney’s?  If your favorite rock band is Van Halen, you probably have a pissing Calvin sticker on your Jeep Cherokee.

    •  Forget about the irony, the thing is bloody hideous.  Looks like a clipart collage from a 7 year old, created in MS word.

      Seriously, it put me off the whole article.

  3. Robin Davies says:

    And who exactly is going to be “volunteering” for those “voluntary measures”. Verizon, presumably. And that’s supposedly better than a legislative approach?

  4. sites4you says:

    changes do happen all the time.

  5. Scurra says:

    And I tell you that there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. 

    Actually, it looks as though this guy had just gone in the wrong door by mistake one morning.  Happens more often than you might think, especially when we live in such a polarised world these days (the “if you’re not with us, you’re against us” sort of thing.)  Holding a nuanced position on something is getting increasingly difficult.

  6. Russell says:

    I suppose ISOC needs native weasel-word speakers just like the guys on the other side do. Sounds like they got a pro.

  7. koko szanel says:

    Its a trap! Or a plant to be more precise.

  8. digi_owl says:

    One thing i find wondering tho, was his earlier MPAA statements redacted once he found them to be flawed? Or do MPAA still use them?

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