r/NoSleep, One of the Largest Subreddits On Reddit, Goes Dark In IP-Theft Protest

Fortran IV writes: In an attempt to “start a conversation” about copyright and IP theft, one of the largest subreddits on Reddit.com, the horror sub r/NoSleep, has gone private for a week. NoSleep, with nearly 14 million subscribers, is one of the largest collections of horror fiction on the internet; MIT used it to train an AI system to write horror stories. Authors retain copyright to all stories on NoSleep, but piracy remains an ongoing problem, so the moderators have elected to shutter the sub from 02/24/2020 to 03/02/2020 to draw attention to the issue.

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Whoa! Brave browser can now show you web pages that no longer exist

When browsing the web, it can be frustrating to encounter a 404 error. You know the page isn’t there, but you don’t always know why. Has it been removed on purpose, by accident, or was it never there in the first place? Well, Brave — the browser from Brendan Eich, a former CEO of Mozilla — is about to make 404 frustration a thing of the past, by giving you the chance to view the actual web page after it’s been removed. No, it’s not witchcraft, although it might sound like it. What the browser has actually done is incorporate… [Continue Reading]


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Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Smithsonian: For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian has released 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open access online platform for patrons to peruse and download free of charge. Featuring data and material from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives and the National Zoo, the new digital depot encourages the public to not just view its contents, but use, reuse and transform them into just about anything they choose — be it a postcard, a beer koozie or a pair of bootie shorts. And this gargantuan data dump is just the beginning. Throughout the rest of 2020, the Smithsonian will be rolling out another 200,000 or so images, with more to come as the Institution continues to digitize its collection of 155 million items and counting.

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Registration is NOW OPEN for #CALIcon2020!

AGENTS OF INNOVATION
Great ideas, new technology, and innovative teaching methods are all part and parcel of the 30th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing, but nothing is easy and making it work in our home institutions is up to us.  We must be our own Agents of Innovation.  “Agency” is a particularly appropriate word.  We must give agency to our students so that they can construct their own educational journeys, we must give agency to our faculty through tools, websites, content, and support so they can teach at the top of their talent and we must be agents of change in legal education to build a better justice system.  CALIcon is the community of legal education agents – staff, faculty and law librarians – sharing experiences, discussing projects, demoing tech.  Come join us.
THE 30TH ANNUAL CALI CONFERENCE FOR LAW SCHOOL COMPUTING RETURNS TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! JOIN


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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is Coming to Blu-ray

Own the Final Film in the Conclusion of the Skywalker Saga
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
 
Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo Packs and DVD on March 31st, & Digital on March 17th 2020
 
Over two hours of bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life
BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2020) — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 31.
Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind


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