This day in history

2004, 2009, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
1 min read4 days ago

This weekend (June 7–9), I’m in Amherst, New York to keynote the 25th Annual Media Ecology Association Convention and accept the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

#20yrsago First-ever look inside a WIPO treaty negotiation (day 1 of 3) https://web.archive.org/web/20040616083409/http://www.public-domain.org/?q=node/view/39

#15yrsago HOWTO maintain a Difference Engine https://ed-thelen.org/bab/bab_inst.html

#15yrsago Pirate Party takes two European Parliament seats! https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-wins-and-enters-the-european-parliament-090607/

#5yrsago Pharma company will pay $15.4m in fines for bribing docs to prescribe an overpriced med that brings in $1b/year https://gizmodo.com/drug-company-to-pay-just-15-4-million-over-doctor-brib-1835274587

#5yrsago Adversarial interoperability: reviving an elegant weapon from a more civilized age to slay today’s monopolies https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/adversarial-interoperability-reviving-elegant-weapon-more-civilized-age-slay

#5yrsago Inequality makes a nation poorer https://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2019/05/how-inequality-makes-us-poorer.html

#5yrsago Amazon’s facial recognition fear crusade ramps up: now they’re paying Facebook to show you pictures of suspected criminals to scare you into getting a surveillance doorbell https://www.vice.com/en/article/pajm5z/amazon-home-surveillance-company-ring-law-enforcement-advertisements

#1yrago To save the news, repeal the app tax https://pluralistic.net/2023/06/07/curatorial-vig/#app-tax

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