This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Bruce Sterling on Star Wars https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/15/opinion/a-very-american-movie.html

#20yrsago Dan Gillmor on “the former audience” https://memex.craphound.com/2002/05/15/the-former-audience-2/

#15yrsago EL Doctorow’s gigantic Civil War novel “The March” https://memex.craphound.com/2007/05/15/el-doctorows-gigantic-civil-war-novel-the-march/

#15yrsago Neuros OSD: a set-top box that treats you like an owner https://memex.craphound.com/2007/05/15/neuros-osd-a-set-top-box-that-treats-you-like-an-owner/

#15yrago Gonzales proposes criminalizing “attempted infringement” https://web.archive.org/web/20070517111706/http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9719339-7.html

#15yrsago Falwell’s stupidest quotes, direct from hell https://americansexuality.blogspot.com/2007/05/rev-jerry-falwells-greatest-hits.html

#15yrsago Your old CD ROMs could help EFF kill a bogus patent! https://web.archive.org/web/20070518055539/http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/005254.php

#10yrsago Finnish court: open WiFi owners not responsible for copyright infringement https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/05/finnish-court-rules-open-wifi-network-owner-not-liable-for-infringement/

#10yrsago “Ghosts With Shit Jobs” econopocalypse mockume https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdedSOmnSI

#5yrsago FCC halts public comments on Net Neutrality https://www.techdirt.com/2017/05/12/fcc-temporarily-stops-taking-net-neutrality-comments-so-fcc-can-reflect/

#5yrsago Charles Babbage wrote a “cardboard vaporware” app in 1840 and left it in Turin https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2017/05/charles-babbage-left-computer-program-turin-1840/

#5yrsago Louisiana’s public defender’s office is largely nonexistent so poor people just plead guilty https://www.thedailybeast.com/louisiana-cant-afford-to-pay-for-jailhouse-lawyers-so-inmates-are-pleading-guilty

#5yrsago Across America, employers are using noncompetes to claim ownership of employees’ skills https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/noncompete-clauses.html

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