Four short links: 09 March 2013


An essential reading to inspire your morning
  1. A New Basis for Copyright — NZ’s most technically-literate judge floats an idea for how copyright might be reimagined in a more useful way for the modern age by considering it in terms of human rights. Perhaps there should be consideration of a new copyright model that recognises content user rights against a backdrop of the right to receive and impart information and a truly balanced approach to information and expression that recognises that ideas expressed are building blocks for new ideas.
  2. Tactical Chat — how the military uses IRC to wage war.
  3. 3D Printed Portraiture: Past, Present, and Future — impressive collection of 3D scans of museum collections of portraiture.
  4. US AIR FORCE WIPES DRONE STRIKE DATA – As scrutiny and debate over the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the American military increased last month, the Air Force reversed a policy of sharing the number of airstrikes launched from RPAs in Afghanistan and quietly scrubbed those statistics from previous releases kept on their website.
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