Happy Day!

To a certain brother I have, here is the first of 2 gifts. The first are a bunch of quotes I collected while at the EFF (Can you guess why I’m putting them here?). The second is more physcial and will be seen soon. 😀

15 quotes on Free Speech
1. “The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.” (Judge John Kane)
2. “To some of us, preserving the Net for free speech is more important than anything in the free world.” (Ron Newman, netizen)
3. “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” (Salman Rushdie)
4. “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” (William Orville Douglas)
5. “Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.” (Eugene Gladstone O’Neill)
6. “Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.” (George Bernard Shaw)
7. “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is afraid of its people.” (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)
8. “Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.” (Colin Powell)
9. “All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States — and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!” (Kurt Vonnegut, author)
10. “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” (Noam Chomsky)
11. “If the human body’s obscene, complain to the manufacturer, not me.” (Larry Flynt)
12. “Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.” (Nadine Gordimer)
13. “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” (Mark Twain)
14. “[O]ne man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric” (John Marshall Harlan, Supreme Court justice, 1971)
15. “All of us can think of a book… that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf – that work I abhor – then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.” (Katherine Paterson, American author of childrens books)
16. “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it.” (Evelyn Beatrice Hall, of Voltair’s attitude) ——- this was my senior quote!!!—–

15 quotes on Fair Use

1. “People confuse ‘fair use’ with ‘personal use.’ They are not the same. Fair use is a set of guidelines used by judges in a courtroom. Personal use is your activity on your computers at home,” (Ted Cohen)
2. “Fight piracy; don’t squash innovation,” (Joe Krauss)
3. “By definition, all fair use is unauthorized. The whole point of fair use is that it is unauthorized, but noninfringing use.” (http://www.eff.org/IP/Video/HDTV/20000907_eff_comments_hdtv.html)
4. “Fair use is important to innovators as well as consumers. It’s fair use that allowed the VCR to innovate on top of the television,” (Joe Krauss, head of DigitalConsumer.org)
5. “Media companies, under the guise of piracy, are asking congress to give them more control over fair use. Hollywood wants to control innovation.” (Joe Krauss)
6. “The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer,” (Robin Gross)
7. “We’re on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law,” (Robin Gross)
8. “The marketers can compete with free; it just has to be better. Look at bottled water if you don’t believe me,” (Jonathan Potter, Digital Media Association)
9. “The record industry is still pissed off that other people are making money off their business, even if it promotes their products and increases their sales. I think they’re still mad about radio,” (Jonathan Potter)
10. “Fair use is always going to be a gray area, and it should be. We need to allow for things we can’t see yet,” (Robin Gross)
11. “Just let me use the technology I want at a fair price,” (Jonathan Potter)
12. “‘Fair use . . . what use is it?’ Or so ask the corporations, adding “After all, we can’t make money from people doing things under fair-use law . . . so whose bright idea was it anyway? And why can’t we get rid of it?” (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/clasher/23812.html)
13. “Preserving fair use necessarily means preserving an ability to make copies that the authors do not expressly permit.” (http://www.eff.org/IP/Video/HDTV/20000907_eff_comments_hdtv.html)
14. “For what it’s worth, here’s my rule-of-thumb for determining fair use quote of another weblogger’s post. Consistent with not misrepresenting what the original weblogger wrote in toto, I quote only enough to provide my following comments, critical or otherwise, their raison d’être or jumping-off place, and just enough to whet my readers’ appetite for the reading of the original weblogger’s entire post, which, except in those cases of my withholding for charitable or protective reasons the identity of the original weblogger, is always linked.” (http://www.soundsandfury.com/soundsandfury/2004/09/fair_use.html)
15. “The Fair Use Doctrine is one of the most important limitations on the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. It allows that copyright can be infringed because strict application of the law impedes the production and dissemination of works to the public.” (http://www.ala.org/ala/washoff/WOissues/copyrightb/copyrightarticle/whatfairuse.htm)

15 quotes on Innovation

1. “The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.” (Arthur Koestler) “What actually urges [the scientific investigator] on is not some brummagem idea of Service, but a boundless, almost pathological thirst to penetrate the unknown, to uncover the secret, to find out what has not been found out before. His prototype is not the liberator releasing slaves, the good Samaritan lifting up the fallen, but a dog sniffing tremendously at an infinite series of rat-holes.” (H L Mencken)
2. “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” (Galileo Galilei)
3. “For artists diving into a new technology, it is a triple short-cut to mastery: you get a free ride on the novelty of the medium; there are no previous masters to surpass; and after a few weeks, you are the master. Try that with the violin.” (Stewart Brand)
4. “What actually urges [the scientific investigator] on is not some brummagem idea of Service, but a boundless, almost pathological thirst to penetrate the unknown, to uncover the secret, to find out what has not been found out before. His prototype is not the liberator releasing slaves, the good Samaritan lifting up the fallen, but a dog sniffing tremendously at an infinite series of rat-holes.” (H L Mencken)
5. “You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.” (Thomas J. Watson Sr)
6. “When you’re the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you’re basically saying, “I’m right, and everyone else is wrong.” That’s a very unpleasant position to be in. It’s at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation to be attacked.” (Larry Ellison)
7. “You ought to be able to show that you can do it a great deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.” (Ernest Hemingway)
8. “A game in which you fly around in space and shoot up other space ships? That is the stupidest idea that I have ever heard.” (Atari manager)
9. “It’s fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in both the application space and the database space. In the very beginning, people said you couldn’t make relational databases fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could, and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse until IBM said, “Oh yeah, this stuff is good.” (Larry Ellison)
10. “It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to management than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.” (Nicolo Machiavelli)
11. “Innovation has never come through bureaucracy and hierarchy. It’s always come from individuals.” (John Scully, Chairman, Apple Computers)
12. “Economists and historians alike realize that there is a deep difference between homo economicus and homo creativus. One makes the most of what nature permits him to have. The other rebels against nature’s dictates. Technological creativity, like all creativity, is an act of rebellion.” (Joel Mokyr)
13. “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” (Andre Gide)
14. “You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” (Denis Waitley)
15. “The best leaders are apt to be found among those executives who have a strong component of unorthodoxy in their character. Instead of resisting innovation, they symbolize it.” (David Ogilvy)

15 quotes on Privacy
1. “The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise.” (Mark Twain)
2. “Privacy is the right to be alone—the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.” (Louis D. Brandeis)
3. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness.” (Gibran Kahlil)
4. “Why doesn’t everybody leave everybody else the hell alone? (Jimmy Durante)
5. “Modern Americans are so exposed, peered at, inquired about, and spied upon as to be increasingly without privacy–members of a naked society and denizens of a goldfish bowl.” (Edward V. Long)
6. “Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” (Marlon Brando)
7. “Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.” (Lewis Mumford)
8. “Isn’t privacy about keeping taboos in their place? (Kate Millet)
9. “The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen — a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life.” (Justice William O. Douglas)
10. “I’ve always been very zealous about not invading other people’s private spaces.” (Peter Jennings)
11. “Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need’s sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.” (Phyllis Mcginley)
12. “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.” (John Perry Barlow)
13. “Anonymous pamphlets, leaflets, brochures and even books have played an important role in the progress of mankind. Persecuted groups and sects from time to time throughout history have been able to criticize the oppressive practices and laws either anonymously or not at all… It is plain that anonymity has sometimes been assumed for the most constructive purposes.” (Justice Hugo L. Black)
14. “You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.” (Johnny Depp)
15. “Ways may someday be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home.” (Justice Louis D. Brandeis)


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