Monthly Archives: May 2009

My suggestion for a three-strikes law

(Dieser Blog-Eintrag auf Deutsch) Several European countries discuss a three-strikes law against file sharers; when a file sharer offers or downloads illegal files, i. e., infringes upon copyright law, he or she gets a warning. After three warnings, his or her … Continue reading

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Mein Vorschlag für ein “Three-Strikes”-Gesetz

(This blog post in English) In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern wird ein sogenanntes Three-Strikes-Gesetz diskutiert (three strikes and you are out), bei dem Filesharer verwarnt werden, wenn sie illegal Dateien anbieten oder herunterladen, also gegen das Urheberrecht verstoßen. Nach drei Verwarnungen … Continue reading

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Sie sind gegen Internet-Zensur, oder sonst …

(Dear non-German-speaking readers, this is yet again about unaccountable censorship of the internet in Germany.) Am Wochenende hat eine dubiose Allianz von Interessensgruppen verkündet, dass 92% aller Deutschen für Internetsperren sind; zumindest laut einer Umfrage von infratest dimap. Nun sind … Continue reading

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Sie sind für Internet-Zensur, oder sonst …

(Dear non-German-speaking readers, this is about unaccountable censorship of the internet in Germany. The alleged reason for this censorship is the fight against child pornography. However, many people do not believe this.) Ja, hallo? Infratest dimap hier. Wir machen eine … Continue reading

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Waterboarding Dick Cheney

In an interview yesterday, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura said: You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders. To which I would like to add two things: Good … Continue reading

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