Sunday Link Round-Up on April 5th

  • HADOPI Law Passed - by 12 Votes to 4
    Exactly how this can be quorate and just for creating a national law that will offer private business the power to cut citizens off from government services as a way to blackmail them into out-of-date business models is a mystery to me. Shameful.
  • Believing in Treatments That Don’t Work
    After a few questionable incidents in our childrens' early years, we have been helped as a family by medical professionals who shun treatments that aren't obviously essential. This article certainly gives food for thought for our futures. In particular, it raises the question of whether health expenditure should be directed more to community support than to expensive intervention.
  • The Scariest Monster of All Sues for Trademark Infringement
    Now this one actually is an example of corporate arrogance for once. Their trademark seems highly unlikely to qualify for "famous mark" protections and yet they act as if it was obvious and sue absolutely everyone they can find using "monster" as part of a brand. Ridiculous behaviour that deserves to become famous itself and to discourage potential consumers buying their (unnecessarily) expensive products.
  • Radiohead to Testify Against the RIAA
    I don't know what it will take to get the culturopathic RIAA shut down, but getting music artists testifying against them in court surely has to be a step in the right direction.
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