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Submission + - Aaron Swartz's prosecutor Steve Heymann Should Be Fired (tumblr.com) 1

Weezul writes: Thanks to a last minute appeal by Aaron Swarz' girlfriend, a petition to fire Boston Assistant US Attorney Stephen Heymann has passed 25,000 signatures, has crossed the threshold required to elicit a White House response. Steve Heymann is the prosecutor in the Massachusetts US Attorneyâ(TM)s office who so aggressively and unreasonably went after Aaron to further his own career.

Submission + - Paramount claims Louis CK "didn't monetize"

Weezul writes: Paramount's "Worldwide VP of Content Protection and Outreach" Al Perry has insinuated that Louis CK making $1 million in 12 days means he isn't monetizing. Al Perry asserted that "copyright law gives creators the right to monetize their creations, and that even if people like Louis C.K. decide not to do so, that’s a choice and not a requirement."

Bonus, slashdot favorite Jonathan Coulton apparently grossed almost half a million last year.
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Submission + - AFL-CIO and big content advocate for internet cens

Weezul writes: Today's House Judiciary Committee meeting on the Stop Online Piracy Act excluded any witnesses who advocate for civil rights. Google's Katherine Oyama was the only witness to object to the bill in a meaningful way. In particular, the AFL-CIO's Paul Almeida advocated for the internet blacklist, saying "the First Amendment does not protect stealing goods off trucks"

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