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Opinion | Motherhood in the Age of Fear - The New York Times
«In the end I was lucky. The prosecutor agreed not to pursue charges in exchange for 100 hours of community service. My family and close friends stood by me. I was not placed on a registry of child neglecters. I didn’t lose my job. The truth is, I don’t feel that bad about what happened to me anymore. Instead I worry about all the ways our country seems to be at war with children, even as we insist our greatest responsibility is to protect them.»
new-york-times  motherhood  parenting  law  policing  culture 
11 weeks ago by brennen
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook hearing was an utter sham - Zephyr Teachout
«Facebook is a known behemoth corporate monopoly. It has exposed at least 87 million people’s data, enabled foreign propaganda and perpetuated discrimination. We shouldn’t be begging for Facebook’s endorsement of laws, or for Mark Zuckerberg’s promises of self-regulation. We should treat him as a danger to democracy and demand our senators get a real hearing.»
facebook  senate  hearings  law  privacy  panopticon  opinion  the-guardian  via-irc  via-thcipriani  zephyr-teachout  democracy  government 
april 2018 by brennen
removing everything from github
"Github recently drafted an update to their Terms Of Service. The new TOS is potentially very bad for copylefted Free Software. It potentially neuters it entirely, so GPL licensed software hosted on Github has an implicit BSD-like license."
joeyh  licensing  github  copyleft  copyright  law 
march 2017 by brennen
Eben Moglen on GPL Compliance and Building Communities: What Works | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
"Spontaneous compliance is the only conceivable way to run a legal system, I must tell you. The United States is a country with an extraordinary amount—apparently—of complaining about taxes every four years or every two. But every year, Americans pay their taxes, and they don’t do it because they see crowds of people sent to jail. They do it because spontaneous compliance is the way law really works."
linux  gpl  licensing  ip  law  free-culture  eben-moglen 
november 2016 by brennen
414 U.S. 1316
"For exactly six hours and ten minutes one day last week, Associate Justice William O. Douglas of the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed the American bombing of Cambodia."
law  supreme-court 
march 2016 by brennen
Colorado Bike Law | Colorado Law
This is an advocacy site, so I'm not sure how much I trust it, but it's a start on the topic.
bicycle  law  colorado  traffic-law 
march 2016 by brennen

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