31 Aug 2001 grant   » (Journeyer)

DMCA protest in SF was good, felt useful... I wore my US Patent Office "selling monopoly rights to common sense for over 25 years" shirt, signed by Alan Cox (from ThinkGeek.com, but they don't appear to carry it anymore)

about 150 people or maybe near 200, but spirited – the overall level of issue-awareness seems to have improved in the last few years, but damn it I want to create a recommendation engine! (patented by Amazon) or rather, I'd like to create a lot of recommendation engines, and allow aggregation/syndication between them

resist "cyber crime" legislation in your multitude of local jurisdictions which (further) limits your rights to speak freely and read... the goal is to eliminate or streamline copyright, patent & intellectual property laws, not beef them up!

it is certainly far easier to prevent new legislation than to repeal it and work it out of systems-in-motion

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