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EFF flips Bird the bird, says Boing Boing post doesnt violate copyright law

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Jan 11, 2019 2:55 PM 3+ mon ago

EFF flips Bird the bird, says Boing Boing post doesn?t violate copyright law

EFF: Bird's legal demand to take down recent Cory Doctorow post is "meritless."...

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Bird to Boing Boing: We?re sorry about sending you a legal-demand letter

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Bird to Boing Boing: We?re sorry about sending you a legal-demand letter

Bird to Boing Boing: We?re sorry about sending you a legal-demand letter

arstechnica.com     3+ mon ago

"Our legal team overstretched," Bird says in a statement. "This was our mistake." Bird Rides Inc. shared electric scooters sit parked in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. ...

Bird apologizes for attempting to take down Boing Boing story about hacking its scooters

Bird apologizes for attempting to take down Boing Boing story about hacking its scooters

theverge.com     3+ mon ago

Electric scooter company Bird apologized today for demanding that the publication Boing Boing remove an article about a $30 way to hack Bird scooters, as first spotted by the BBC. ...

Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog on E-Scooter Hack

gizmodo.com     3+ mon ago

In early December, Boing Boing published a piece about an e-scooter "conversion kit," a $30 hotwiring option for users who were, in theory, able purchase any number of Bird electric scooters collectin...

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Today, The United States Justice Department and a group of Twitter users faced off in court for the appeal of a case that will determine whether President Donald Trump blocking cer...

Bird tries to forcibly remove Boing Boing?s story detailing how to hack and keep its scooters

Bird tries to forcibly remove Boing Boing?s story detailing how to hack and keep its scooters

theverge.com     3+ mon ago

Electric scooter company Bird has demanded that the publication Boing Boing take down a story that discusses a $30 way to hack Bird scooters, citing copyright infringement. The arg...

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AOC feints towards fully automated luxury communism

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boingboing.net     1+ mon ago

During a talk at SXSW yesterday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got an audience question about automation and jobs and answered by saying, "We should not be haunted by the specter of bei...

RIP, science fiction writer Vonda N McIntyre

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boingboing.net     2+ week ago

Vonda was a stalwart of both the Seattle science fiction scene and the world of feminist science fiction and was a dear friend to people I really care about in both worlds; I want ...

Star Wars Ep. IX: The Rise of Skywalker trailer

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More than 100,000 Europeans march against #Article13

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More than 100,000 Europeans march against #Article13 Today marksed the largest street protests ever in the history of internet freedom struggles, with more than 100,000 Europeans ...

Marketers intentionally enrages social conservatives to promote brands

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Marketers intentionally enrage social conservatives to promote brands Cottonelle and Walmart have both recently produced social media video commercials starring gay men. Predictab...

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Everybody s flown a paper airplane. But what if you could fly on a paper airplane? Until we invent shrink-ray technology, the PowerUp X FPV Video Paper Airplane Kit will have to ...

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