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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    HPD Has a Machine That Can Steal Your Phone's Data, Says ACLU

    Craig Estes is about as conservative as they come in the Texas Senate. He helped kill Sen. Wendy Davis' midnight filibuster over abortion regulations. The "Craig on the issues" portion of his website features photos of placards blaring, "Pro-Life, Pro-God, Pro-Gun," "No! Amnesty," and "Must Show ID ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    How a Prince Cover Sent Me to YouTube's Copyright-Infringement Cartoon

    Thursday morning I logged onto YouTube and found that my account had been frozen for copyright infringement. It's happened before, but this time I was instructed to watch a five-minute cartoon from the folks behind Happy Tree Friends about being a dirty, content-stealing pirate as well as take a qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Instagram to Users: Starting January 16, We Can Sell Your Photos

    In what has got to be one of the dumbest moves by a social media outlet to date, massive photo sharing service Instagram has updated its property policy so that beginning January 16, 2013, it will be able to use user photos in ads and with other products, essentially turning Instagram into the world ... More >>

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ally ASL Keeps Fighting Corporate Ignorance

    Courtesy of Allyson Townshend​One of the most delightful acquaintances Rocks Off has made this year is Allyson Townsend also known as Ally ASL. A Baylor graduate of now teaching deaf children in Dallas, Townsend carved quite a bit of fame for herself after she began her quest to translate mode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    YouTube Reinstates Ally ASL's Account

    ​Allyson Townsend, better known to her fans as Ally ASL, made headlines earlier this month when YouTube shut down her account after Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group complained that her videos, which featured Ally translating pop songs by Kesha, Owl City and others into American Sig ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

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  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?