jkyrlach writes: GeekSnack is running a story that will surprise exactly no-one in the Slashdot community: when consumers are given an affordable and convenient way to legally access copyrighted material, piracy rates plummet. I imagine that the MPAA will be posting any moment now to acknowledge how foolish it was for them not to heed our advice on this issue a decade ago. Link to Original Source
jkyrlach writes: The abuse of the innocent citizen trying merely to document their encounters with law enforcement via videotape have been a frequent topic of/. discussions. Legal precedent may finally be developing to clearly establish the rights of citizenry to monitor their police force with an important victory for freedom that transpired last week in a federal court in Oregon. Link to Original Source
jkyrlach writes: A friend of mine recently got written up by his employer for posting the following comment on his/her Facebook page: "I'm either a really well paid technical support person or a really poorly paid Integration Engineer. Either way, my new motto is 'Have you tried turning it off and back on again?' (from The IT Crowd)." I don't understand how this type of penalization can be legal. This friend lives in OH. Any recommendation, especially those of you with legal expertise, on what my friend should do? Isn't this a violation of his/her freedom of speech?