I was apparently wrong recently regarding copyright on Hacker News
In a discussion of police playing copyrighted music to trigger automated takedowns of civillian video, someone pointed out that a recent US Supreme Court decision invalidated copyrightholders' right to sue US states for copyright infringement.
One would presume this might extend to any entity operating as state government.
Say, for the sake of argument, a state university library system.
Which would mean that such a system might take upon itself to, for whatever reason, host Sci-Hub, LibGen, or ZLibrary, in a legally-immune status.
That would be an interesting development.
(There's no specific need for it to be a library system. It could be the forestry department, prisons, or an individual legislator or elected official.)
@debian It's almost like you can see it on the bandwidth graphs of the mirror serving as cdimage.debian.org: https://www.acc.umu.se/technical/statistics/ftp/monitordata/
I heard a theory recently that felt right to me: that Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't actually meant to produce usable mass transit. Instead, it's designed to outbid other public-transit proposals and then intentionally fail, so that trust in public transit proposals will be eroded and people will continue to buy and drive cars.
@rysiek It was the best of mines, it was the worst of mines, it was the age of foolishness, it was the age of profound idiocy, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of credulity, it was the season of GPU embargos, it was the season of coal-fired hash farms, it was the spring of hodl, it was the winter of sodl, we had stonks before us, we had nothing NFT (same thing) behind us, we were all going direct to Mt. GOX, we were all going direct pump'n'dump marketing—in short, the period was so far like the libertarian goldbug anti-fiat kill-the-fed wet dream asset inflation feeding frenzy.
An now we're back up again on a shiny 3.4.1!
You know what: it'd be great if people who need accessibility didn't go around calling other people's work "trash". I get it: accessibility is hard, and required for people to use a computer—but you know how proprietary platforms deal with it? They pay developers. You know what Linux users do for it? They fucking whine about it, and then they go out and say that any effort made is trash.
Well, guess what: stuff doesn't fix itself.
SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?
You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!
Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!
curl is in the Mars Helicopter mission: https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2021/04/19/mars-2020-helicopter-contributor/
Admin account for mastodon.acc.sunet.se - also over at email@example.com for a different account of the same things
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!