McMansion Hell is a hilarious blog where Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate student Kate Wagner posts scorching critiques of the architecture of McMansions -- but this week, Wagner announced that she had shut down her blog after spurious legal threats from Zillow, which admits that it doesn't even hold the copyrights to the images it wants Wagner to stop using.
But today, Wagner announced that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (disclosure: I am a contractor to, member of, and supporter of the EFF) would be defending her pro bono, and urged her fans to support EFF.
The heroic, stupendous, inimitable Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is currently representing me. We will respond to Zillow’s statement soon. The blog will be back up (as McMansionHell.com) once more soon as well.
Anyone wanting to donate for legal fees PLEASE make a contribution to the EFF so they can continue doing their wonderful work!
If you want to support the financial continuation of my work specifically, my Patreon is always up as well!
Thank you all once more for your love and support.
The heroic, stupendous, inimitable Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is currently representing me [Kate Wagner/McMansion Hell]
Dan Gillmor and the ASU News Co/Lab: "An honest admission of an error is transparency. It’s not just the right thing to do. It can enhance trust when done right. It can lead to more engagement — by which we mean deeper conversations — among journalists and people in communities."
The Critics Company is a collective of Nigerian teen afrofuturist filmmakers who make incredible looking, smart science fiction movies with camerawork courtesy of old, busted mobile phones and VFX generated in Blender.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Pioneer Award (rechristened the "Barlow" in honor of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow: sf writer William Gibson, anthropologist danah boyd, and activists Oakland Privacy.
It’s a great time to be a maker. 3D printers are on store shelves for anyone to buy, and coder kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are letting kids as young as 9 or 10 dive into the Internet of Things. Here are a few examples of our favorite tech toys, all priced low enough […]
Want to make a hit? The right software is out there for anyone, but any music producer will tell you that finding the right sound can still take time and talent. Still, the right tools are a great shortcut, which makes this Synth & Sound Pack Bundle absolutely priceless. And now that it’s on sale […]
Let’s face it: People at the gym aren’t bragging about their headphones. If they were that great, they’d be listening to them instead of talking about them. So while we’re sure those new PowerBeats Pro earbuds are something special, why would you shell out $250 for a tiny pair of speakers when comparable ones are […]