My faithful reader knows how I feel about Facebook, it is Evil. Yes, Evil with a capital E. What surprises me is how many companies are using Evil Facebook as their business presence. As I have said before I understand how Evil Facebook has become the new destination on the Interwebs. However the fact that they add advertisements sometimes means that there are some interesting juxtapositions.
Recently I ran across this story http://thestolenscream.com/ about a picture that was taken from a photographer’s Flickr site and was being used around the world. He was not being compensated. It is both an amazing story of how something can go around the world from just being good and how at times people’s work is [more]
I recently read an article on Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/02/sony-lawsuit-factory/) that Sony is suing to stop people from posting instructions on how to modify a PlayStation 3 to be able to play additional games. By additional games I do not mean just pirated games, but also home brew games. I value intellectual property and keeping piracy down, but also think that stifling the ability to use hardware as you see fit is a bad thing.