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Flattr Report, October 2012

What I flattrd throughout September, a total of 87 things. Flattr is a system of microdonations, where you give a fixed sum every month (for example €2 or €25), and you choose throughout the month what to ”flattr”. The more things you flattr, the more your fixed sum evens out between these, but you always give out […]

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Flattr report, September 2012

What I flattrd throughout September, a total of 59 things. Flattr is a system of microdonations, where you give a fixed sum every month (for example €2 or €25), and you choose throughout the month what to ”flattr”. The more things you flattr, the more your fixed sum evens out between these. Flattr is excellent […]

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Can the Dutch Pirates get into parliament?

So far, none of the over 40 pirate parties throughout the world have gotten into national parliament. Sweden got into the European Parliament in 2009, Germany has managed several state elections throughout 2011 and 2012, and there are some pirates spread out locally (full list). Next week marks the national election in the Netherlands, in […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]

Piraterna som kastar undan hatten och seglar till hamn, en sista gång – BTjunkie har givit upp kampen.

Trycket att kämpa i en industri i en värld som har en väldigt sned syn på upphovsrättslagar måste vara påfrestande. Det har alltid varit påfrestande, och ingen har påstått någonting annat. Nu var det BTjunkies tur att ge upp för trycket. De har varit en av de allra största bittorrentsajterna sedan grundandet 2005, och trots att […]

The Pirate Bay founders face prison and $7.2 million fines – are the pirates losing?

The Supreme Court of Sweden today announced that they have chosen to decline the appeal of the Pirate Bay founders who were convicted of assisting in copyright infringement in mid 2006. Brokep (Peter Sunde) will face 8 months of jail,TiAMO (Fredrik Neij) 10 months, and Carl Lundström 4 months. The total amount of fines is 46 million […]