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Wisconsin Video by Robert Greenwald

Posted by invizweb on March 1, 2011

Robert Greenwald, founder  of Brave New Films, created this retrospective video (which can be viewed after the jump) on the current situation in WI.

I thank the Disinformation Company’s FaceBook page for posting a link to the video. Read the rest of this entry »

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Internet Censorship and Copyright Bill

Posted by invizweb on October 3, 2010

The following post is from the Electronic Frontier Foundation site here:

The “Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act” (COICA) is an Internet censorship bill which is rapidly making its way through the Senate. Although it is ostensibly focused on copyright infringement, an enormous amount of noninfringing content, including political and other speech, could disappear off the Web if it passes.

The main mechanism of the bill is to interfere with the Internet’s domain name system (DNS), which translates names like “www.eff.org” or “www.nytimes.com” into the IP addresses that computers use to communicate. The bill creates two blacklists of censored domains. The first is longer, and includes any sites where the DOJ decides that infringement is “central” to the purpose of the site. The bill gives ISPs and registrars strong legal incentives to censor the domains on that list. The Attorney General can also ask a court to put sites on a second, shorter blacklist; ISPs and registrars are required by law to censor those sites.

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UFC Champ Lesnar’s New Old PR Guy Interviewed and MORE~!

Posted by invizweb on July 5, 2010

The Wrestling Observer Online/ Figure 4 Online’s Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez do a Post-UFC 116 interview with UFC World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar’s new old PR manager and official biographer:  Paul E “Dangerously” Heyman.  They talk about UFC and the state of Pro Wrestling.

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Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

Posted by invizweb on September 15, 2009

Thank to Disinformation: The Podcast and Out There Radio‘s Raymond Wiley for posting this here. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the Flesh Featuring Passages from Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Posted by invizweb on May 21, 2009

Editor’s Intro:  The latest in the series of the In the Flesh reading series , hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel. This month’s reading includes passages read by Craig Yoe from his new book on Superman co-creator, Joe Shuster, Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster.

Rachel Kramer Bussel writes:

IN THE FLESH READING SERIES
THURSDAY, MAY 21ST at 8PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

May’s In The Flesh offers a mix of steamy erotica, real-life sex adventures, and an intriguing look at Superman’s fetish art. Featuring novelist Anna David (Bought, Party Girl), erotica writers Jeremy Edwards (Oysters & Chocolate) and Robin Glasser (My Life as a Concubine), memoirist Suzanne Guillette (Much to Your Chagrin), Blaise K (host, How I Learned Reading Series), and Craig Yoe (Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (The Mile High Club, Do Not Disturb, Spanked). Books will be for sale by Mobile Libris. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

Editor’s Interlude:  A word from Rachel, Twanna A Hines, Brandy Barber, and Audacia Ray… Read the rest of this entry »

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Court Ruling Will Expose Viewing Habits of YouTube Users

Posted by invizweb on July 5, 2008

On July 2nd, the following article was written by Kurt Opsahl for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Yesterday, in the Viacom v. Google litigation, the federal court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google to produce to Viacom (over Google’s objections):

all data from the Logging database concerning each time a YouTube video has been viewed on the YouTube website or through embedding on a third-party website

The court’s order grants Viacom’s request and erroneously ignores the protections of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and threatens to expose deeply private information about what videos are watched by YouTube users. The VPPA passed after a newspaper disclosed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rental records. As Congress recognized, your selection of videos to watch is deeply personal and deserves the strongest protection.

The Logging database contains:

for each instance a video is watched, the unique “login ID” of the user who watched it, the time when the user started to watch the video, the internet protocol address other devices connected to the internet use to identify the user’s computer (“IP address”), and the identifier for the video.

Google correctly argued that “the data should not be disclosed because of the users’ privacy concerns,” citing the VPPA, 18 U.S.C. § 2710. However, the Court dismissed this argument with no analysis, stating “defendants cite no authority barring them from disclosing such information in civil discovery proceedings, and their privacy concerns are speculative.”

In a footnote, the Court references the VPPA, noting that the federal law “prohibits video tape service providers from disclosing information on the specific video materials subscribers request or obtain.” It is possible that the reference to “video tapes” in the VPPA was confusing. However, the Act is not limited to the technology available at the time of its enactment.

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