This day in history

2003, 2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJan 19, 2023

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#20yrsago SBC’s patent-shakedown: website navigation https://web.archive.org/web/20030207060405/http://www2.museumtour.com/sbc.html

#15yrsago Congress moving forward with plan to scare colleges into supporting RIAA measures https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/01/digital-theft-prevention-requirements-remain-higher-education-bill

#15yrsago Canadian Privacy Commissioner rejects DRM: don’t give spyware legal protection! https://web.archive.org/web/20080122014445/http://www.privcom.gc.ca/parl/2008/let_080118_e.asp

#10yrsago Guerrilla indie feature film shot at Walt Disney World https://web.archive.org/web/20130120020745/http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-escape-from-tomorrow-is-a-surrealist-treat-that-will-give-disneys-lawyers-nightmares

#10yrsago Designing for the factory: makers, machines, China, and industrial design https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=2790

#10yrsago Jonathan Coulton: Glee plagiarized my arrangement of “Baby Got Back” https://www.techdirt.com/2013/01/18/jonathan-coulton-publicly-shames-fox-copying-his-arrangement-glee/

#5yrsago To keep their bond-ratings, hedge-funds have to publicly demonstrate that they are the most ruthless of landlords…

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