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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Yes, and of course gives some content-sellers the tools they need to get free and public domain content de-ranked.
This is NOT just targeted at illegal copies, this is a tool of war against competition of every kind.
Security quotes of the week
Posted Aug 16, 2012 12:32 UTC (Thu) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Aug 16, 2012 15:45 UTC (Thu) by njwhite (subscriber, #51848)
Search neutrality is more complicated, though, as effective search is all about ranking, therefore all about prioritising some things over others. Now transparent (and tweakable) algorithms, presented in such a way as to be understandable, would be fantastic. But a difficult goal, not to mention difficult to reconcile with business models based on a "secret sauce".
Posted Aug 17, 2012 21:31 UTC (Fri) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
Posted Aug 17, 2012 0:44 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
They are talking valid copyright takedown notices. I very much doubt Wikipedia, the FSF or other open content sites will get very many of those...
Posted Aug 17, 2012 11:23 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Aug 17, 2012 14:08 UTC (Fri) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
The chance of getting caught is non-zero. If you get caught, then none of the possible scenarios end well for you. If it isn't your material, then you don't have standing to issue a DMCA takedown in the first place and you are probably violating the copyright yourself.
If it is your own material, then the following text found on the editing page of Wikipedia is of interest:
Which is to say: If it's your material, then by posting it you gave Wikipedia a license. Hence, a DMCA takedown would not be valid unless you can show that Wikipedia's subsequent distribution of the material violates the terms under which you agreed to license it.
There's also the matter that going straight to the "file a DMCA notice" step when dealing with Wikipedia makes you look like a jerk.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 20:19 UTC (Mon) by liljencrantz (subscriber, #28458)
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