Lessig » just plain weird http://www.lessig.org Blog, news, books Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:31:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Cyber-Ethics Champion Code http://www.lessig.org/2004/08/cyberethics-champion-code/ http://www.lessig.org/2004/08/cyberethics-champion-code/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2004 07:28:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/08/cyberethics_champion_code.html Take the pledge here.

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Cameras at Concerts http://www.lessig.org/2004/08/cameras-at-concerts/ http://www.lessig.org/2004/08/cameras-at-concerts/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2004 02:34:22 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/08/cameras_at_concerts.html bpeas.jpg

Last week I went to a Black Eyed Peas concert at the Avalon in Boston. It was a DNC event sponsored by the RIAA, and at the doors, big signs were posted everywhere: “Absolutely No Cameras.”

The result: Chaos in the line, as people were sent home after failing cell phone inspection. The choice was to leave your phone / camera behind or leave the concert. People were mad. (“Where is the love?” they asked). So I asked the bouncer, “what’s this about?”

And he said “It’s not our deal. Its those guys [the sponsors].”

So perhaps this is becoming routine and I’m late to it. But can the idea really be (as this suggests) that cell phone pictures of a band are considered a competitive threat? There’s controlling, and then there’s obsessive-compulsive.

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NSA on NPR http://www.lessig.org/2004/05/nsa-on-npr/ http://www.lessig.org/2004/05/nsa-on-npr/#comments Tue, 25 May 2004 03:40:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2004/05/nsa_on_npr.html Does anyone else find this weird: The National Security Agency helps sponsor Metro Traffic, which feeds traffic information to one of the two great NPR stations in SF — KQED. Why is the NSA funding (albeit indirectly) NPR?

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