How to Print Your Own Notable Women in Computing Cards

We decided to run a Kickstarter for the Notable Women in Computing Card Deck because a number of people indicated they would rather buy a deck than print one and we could bring the per-deck cost down  with an order in the thousands. But we’ve always kept the option to self-print open and protected by […]

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Open thread for 94-848/79-298: Mobile Phones & Social Media in Development & Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

I’m taking a break from my vacation in the stunning mountains of Montana to talk to a class at Carnegie Mellon being taught by my awesome major advisor, Jay Aronson. I’ll be updating this post with references to the links I bring up in the conversation, so class participants and refer back to it. Any […]

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Is any utterance without copyright? (What the Yahoo hacking tells us about modern IP)

A basic component of copyright is that it only applies to creations in a fixed medium. After revelations of cell-phone and webcam blanket surveillance, in addition to city-pervasive security camera usage, is any creation truly intangible? Quick definition from the U.S. copyright office: “Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted […]

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A Study in Scarlet Tape

I have been listening to all of Sherlock Holmes read aloud* this week. For the entirety of A Study in Scarlet, he looked like Benedict Cumberbatch in my head. (Source) For all of The Sign of the Four: (Source) Benedict Cumberbatch. But for the third book? The Hound of the Baskervilles? In my mind’s eye, […]

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My FanFiction Module is Up!

I spent this summer posting an intellectual property law syllabus on the H2O Project’s website, which was incredibly informative if a little dry (you can see what I did if you sign in as an Anonymous user, or you can request an account). But the joy of my summer was researching, designing, and building a […]

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