Tag: rights

Big Brother Gets Volunteers

First Humans to Receive ID Chips "Eight people will be injected with silicon chips Friday, making them scannable just like a jar of peanut butter in the supermarket checkout line."

Microsoft At It Again

Now Microsoft is trying to dictate how we license software we develop. They’re trying to bully people away from GPL. Microsoft’s file-share rule makes wavesMicrosoft has opened a new chapter in its long-running dispute with open-source software developers–and it could have antitrust implications. In late March, Microsoft published a document that outlines how third-party developers …

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DMCA

Digital Millennium Copyright ABOMINATION Check this sight out to get the skinny on this lame-o law. It’s written in Everyman terms, so you don’t have to be a geek like me to get it. 🙂 The Case Against the DMCA

Eroding Rights

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." – Thomas Jefferson In the name of freedom and security in the post-9/11 US, constitutional rights are disappearing. Exhibit A: this article from the Bucks County Courier Times. The kind of search and seizure …

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Pregnancy and Minors' Right to Privacy

Pregnancy Notification Policy Alarms Some Health Experts “A revised regulation that directs Howard County school officials to notify parents when students reveal they are pregnant has drawn criticism from health experts who say it violates a young woman’s right to privacy and jeopardizes health care.” My two cents? Children are guaranteed no right to privacy …

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