Tag Archives: 1st Amendment

United States Continues To Plummet In World Press Freedom Index

“Land of The Free” is starting to sound more and more hollow lately.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) presents the 2016 World Press Freedom Index.

Source: 2016 World Press Freedom Index | RSF

Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Let us not–out of fear–destroy what we are most proud of: democracy and your fundamental rights and liberties.

In 3-D Printing Case, “Code Is Speech” Faces New Challenges

This will be interesting to watch.

EFF has filed a brief in Defense Distributed v. Department of State, a case that could push forward recognition for the hard fought principle that publishing computer files that communicate information, even in an esoteric format, is speech protected by the First Amendment.

Source: In 3-D Printing Case, “Code Is Speech” Faces New Challenges | Electronic Frontier Foundation

How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights

Good-bye, cosplay; it’s been fun. Also, it’s been nice knowing you, gaming mods, investigative journalism, open-source, privacy, electronic security, freedom of speech, technological innovation, and rational thought! Au revoir, mes amis!

The Internet is a diverse ecosystem of private and public stakeholders. By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards major tech companies and copyright industries that have a strong interest in maintaining and expanding their monopolies of digital services and content.

Source: How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online

New developments in the 3D-printed firearms world. My suggestion is to download Liberator files and proliferate them before they’re locked-down for good.

Should Americans be allowed to say and share whatever they want online, even if that “speech” is a blueprint for a gun?

Source: Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online | WIRED

3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech

Because information is currency, and currency is power. Those who fear power in the hands of the many fear information in the hands of the people.

A gun group is picking a fight that could raise new conflicts between proponents of arms control and free speech.

Source: 3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech | WIRED

xkcd: “Free Speech”

Regarding the First Amendment…. Again, Randall Munroe hits the nail square on the head!