The Aaron Swartz Town Hall & the Future of Online Activism (#SXSWi #AaronSXSW)

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 4:53 pm

Aaron Swartz is dead, and yet he continues to change the world. His death radicalized thousands of computer geeks, launched a worldwide campaign to reform computer fraud laws and the department of justice, and inspired an upcoming national day of action. We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of the story. –Aaron [...]

The Tech World Gets a New Trade Association, Or “How to Read a DC Press Release”

By: Friday September 21, 2012 11:17 am

Some tech reporters rightly noted that with the formation of the Internet Association, it looks like Google is getting the SOPA band back together again. But nobody asked the rather obvious question: why an industry that spent $129 million on lobbying in 2011 needed yet another lobbing shop, especially when the Net Coalition already exists.

Ahem. Allow Bytegeist to read the tea leaves.

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