An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by the First Amendment.
Irish author Colum McCann has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
It beat 161 other titles nominated by 166 libraries worldwide.
Library of Congress is now archiving every single tweet that has ever been tweeted since the inception of Twitter in 2006. This will be a huge project since there are billions and billions of tweets to archive.
Dan Gillmor’s Guardian column, “Andrew Breitbart and the unwilling suspension of disbelief,” explains his theory of online credibility and talks about how to be appropriately skeptical of different sources.