Here's some refreshing news: the pending reform to South African copyright is really excellent, with a fair use definition that futureproofs itself with the key phrase "such as" — so naturally, giant entertainment companies are doing everything they can to kill it.
On Twitter, Rob Sheridan posted some pictures of the surreal warnings that used to come on VHS tapes in the hopes of preventing users from copying them—fascinating artifacts of a more ignorant age, but one where strange things seemed more possible. Kind of obsessed with the sinister sci-fi tone of these obscure VHS warning labels… READ THE REST
Police sometimes play popular music in the belief that this will prevent footage of them from being posted online—the belief is that copyright algorithms will block its publication. It never seems to work (though perhaps we just never get to see when it does) and the attempt all but guarantees that otherwise unremarkable police misconduct… READ THE REST
Chokri, a grime artist who claimed that the "Oh I" hook in Ed Sheeran's hit Shape of You infringed an "Oh why" refrain in one of his own tracks, lost his copyright case today after a gruelling two-week trial in London: 'Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled that Sheeran had "neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied" Chokri's song.'… READ THE REST
Whether gaming in your spare time or burying yourself in spreadsheets at your 9-to-5, efficiency matters. And while you may have the latest and greatest laptop or smartphone to work on, its small screen can totally kill your enjoyment, especially when you're hopping over to different apps or watching your favorite streaming content. If you're looking for a way… READ THE REST
The world is full of reasons to love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, kind, thoughtful, and always trying to make friends. The world is also full of reasons to love technology. But is there a way to bring these two together? Is the world ready for robotic dogs? The answer is yes! Petoi just… READ THE REST
If there was ever a time to refresh what's going on in that noggin, it's now that you're finally digging into new technology instead of the old hat ways you're used to. You've finally got a good hold on life, and now it's time to elevate your value. This Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is perfect for… READ THE REST