The Mickey Mouse Business of Copyright

The Mickey Mouse Business of Copyright

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 90th birthday of the world’s most famous rodent, Mickey Mouse(TM), with a TV special and an exhibit at a Manhattan gallery. Ever since he was first dreamed up by Uncle Walt nearly a century ago, his firm has been able...
Intellectual Property vs. the Internet

Intellectual Property vs. the Internet

In the future, September 11 may have another depressing association with infamy and loss. For on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the European Parliament voted to wreck the internet. They authorized sweeping but ludicrously naive changes to how the net must fundamentally...
Robots and Emotional Manipulation

Robots and Emotional Manipulation

Our relationships with robots will be as complicated as our relationships with any beings possessing a certain amount of intelligence and free will. Like cats or small children, perhaps, though it is sincerely to be hoped that the machines will be far more obedient...
The Goose Is About To Be Cooked

The Goose Is About To Be Cooked

This holiday season, the government is about to give some rich corporations a wonderful present. They are about to butcher the goose that laid the golden egg for their feast, but consumers are going to have to pay for the fat cats’ dinners again and again – from...
Get Started with WordPress

Get Started with WordPress

At Southwest Cyberport, we’re wild about WordPress. And what’s not to love? As mentioned in our latest newsletter, WordPress dominates the web. It is possibly the most widely-used publishing platform on the planet, powering over 76 million blogs and over a...