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29 Dec

Microsoft Windows Vista vs Your Freedom

There is a battle underway between those who value freedom, and corporations such as Microsoft who wish to profit by taking that freedom away. DRM and absurd licenses are at the heart of that battle. Please join us on the side of freedom by saying NO not just to Windows Vista and other DRM-enabled products, but to proprietary software in general. Instead, use non-DRM, “free” software such as the GNU/Linux operating system. You can get your work done while ensuring that your rights and freedoms will not be restricted now and into the future.

Read the full article by John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation at this link.

11 Dec

The Price of Silence

A music video that brings together 16 of the worlds top musicians—some of whom have fled oppressive regimes—in a rousing musical plea to guarantee human rights for all.

The track, donated by Aterciopelados and arranged by fusion music guru Andres Levin, combines the voices of Hugh Masekela, Julieta Venegas, Stephen Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Yungchen Lhamo, Aterciopelados, Yerba Buena, Natacha Atlas, Rachid Taha, Kiran Ahluwalia, Chiwoniso and Emmanual Jal with those of U.S. artists Natalie Merchant, and Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5. Introduction by Lawrence Fishburne.

04 Dec

Why Copyright? Canadian Voices on Copyright Law

Michael Geist has produced a documentary on the attempts by the Conservative government to introduce draconian copyright legislation to restrict our rights.  Everyone who is concerned about freedom should view this short film.  Click here to see this film.

16 Nov

Get Religion! On Sale Now! Limited time Offer!

13 Nov

Ancient Rome in 3D for Google Earth

There is a really cool new layer in Google Earth:

“For the first time, Google has published a 3D model of an ancient city as a layer viewable in Google Earth. For decades archaeologists, students, scholars, and architects have studied the history and remains of Rome and worked to understand the city’s history. The new layer, found under Gallery->Ancient Rome 3D, depicts Rome in the year 320 AD – at the peak of its development with over a million inhabitants.” Go to the Google Earth Blog for more information.  Also see the New York Times article.

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