Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes, "As many of you may remember, the State of Georgia filed charges against Public Resource complete with a scurrilous and unfounded charge that we engaged in a "strategy of terrorism." I am pleased to announce that we are represented pro bono by Alston and Bird, one of the leading law firms in Georgia. Our legal team filed an answer to the Georgia complaint and we counter-sued, denying their over-the-top characterization as 'bizarre, defamatory and gratuitous allegations.'"
You can read our answer and counter-claim, as well as supporting exhibits such as letters of thanks from Speaker Boehner and the Judicial Conference of the United States at the RECAP archive for our case. Lead attorneys Elizabeth Rader and Jason Rosenberg were assisted in this effort by Joe Gratz of Durie Tangri and David Halperin, who is of-counsel to Public Resource.
Simultaneous with our counter-suit, we released an upgrade of the XML data from 2013 to 2014, and released 51 new volumes that were released in July 2015 which you can examine in bulk on our server or view it on our govlaw collection.
I recently had the pleasure of appearing (MP3) on Lost in the Stacks, "the one-and-only research library rock-and-roll radio show," a podcast out of Georgia Tech. Hey, library+radio, what's not to like!
You can listen to the one-hour podcast here, which has three interviews and some very cool music. These librarians have some serious production chops!
Enjoy the podcast! Last time I did one of these was 20 years ago!
Episode 272: "Open Sourcing America's Operating System" [Lost in the Stacks]
Emily Wilson is the author of a new "lean, fleet-footed translation" of Homer's Odyssey that "recaptures Homer's 'nimble gallop.'"
For years, Her Majesty's Government has been pursuing a plan to use the Great Firewall of Britain to block all porn sites unless they collect and retain personally identifying information on every porn user attesting to their age, thus fashioning the world's largest kompromat database, which -- thanks to the use of credit-cards as part […]
One of the coolest initiatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation is the Electronic Frontier Alliance, a network of autonomous community groups that work on local issues with support from each other and EFF: everything from getting facial recognition banned in their communities to forcing local police departments to seek public comment on new surveillance tech […]
Remember when the default state of your online presence was anonymity? That’s not so clear-cut anymore, and the worst part is you may not even know who is using your data or what they’re using it for. Small wonder that so many people are choosing to surf through virtual private networks. VPNs filter web access […]
Get ready for the stream of your dreams, binge-watchers. There’s a contest afoot, and at stake is a lifetime subscription to Netflix. All you have to do is sign up, and you’re entered to win this ultimate Netflix plan. When does it expire? Only when you do. And hey, just in case you need something […]
There’s overwhelming support for clean energy, and the planet is giving us more reasons to invest in renewable power sources with every passing year. Even in the most inhospitable areas, wind and solar can provide a good chunk of our power, if not all of it. So why aren’t we all taking advantage of it? […]