writes: Several websites are reporting that today marks the third-annual global Fair Use Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of copyright issues. The idea was first put into action by Eric Clifford on 11 July 2005 to raise awareness of the ever-increasing shift of power in copyright issues around the world. Other reports on this include Ars Technica's, TorrentFreak's, Boing Boing's, and the Pirate Party's (US).Link to Original Source
writes: Rolling Stone has an article which delves into the statistical improbability that Bush won the 2004 election based on statistically accurate exit polls as well as massive amounts of evidence that support a Republican-sponsored election fraud across the country, particularly in Ohio. The GOP used several tactics in its fraudulent campaign including ballot-stuffing, denying Democrat voters their right to vote, denying newly registered voters (particularly of urban and minority precinct) their voting privileges via illegal mailings known as caging lists, inane voter registration requirements (including the requirement of using 80 pound, unwaxed, white paper, even if the registration was given in person to a registration office), preventing thousands of voters from receiving provisional ballots, under-providing Democrat-majority precincts with voting machines thus creating enormous queues of voters, many of which were denied their right to vote due to time constraints, faulty machines (particularly from Diebold) that skewed results in the GOP's favour, mostly unnoticed ballot-stuffing and fraud in rural areas, and a fixed recount that was paid for by the Green and Libertarian parties that essentially supported the fraudulent numbers that resulted in the first place.