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Debtocracy and Catastroika

It is an honour for me that I can share with you the documentary movies, Debtocracy and Catastroika. both by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Chatzistefanou.

Debtocracy focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country.

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The patent wars

A trick of the big ones to defend their markets against newcomers???

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Two cases before the criminal court of Kortrijk on 29 February 2012

Case 1

"The judge sentenced the man to an effective fine of 100 euros and a damage compensation of 65,651 euros. The man from Harelbeke was acquitted for distributing music and movie files for profit."

 

Case 2

"A soldier of 48 was condemned to a prison sentence of eight years for molesting seven children in the nursery of his wife in Klerken. The offender must also pay more than 37,000 euros as damage compensation to the victims and their parents."

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The Church of Kopimism

The Church of Kopimism is officially registered by the Swedish government. For the church, "information is holy and copying is sacrament." Worshipers can participate in kopyactings, in which kopimists share information "through copying and remix."  Founder Isak Gerson hopes it's "one step towards the day we can live out our faith without fear of prosecution."

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About Cory Doctorow and the Chaos Computer Club

Cory Doctorow is a web celebrity, so I'm sure his name is well know to you (otherwise: don't be ashamed and take a quick view to wikipedia). He calls himself in the first place a science fiction novelist. His novels are simultaneously released on paper as books you can buy on the book shop and on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing, a move that increases his sales by enlisting his readers to help promote his work.

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Compare Tbilisi on OpenStreetMap and on Google map

Edit 20 oct.2012: This post seems to be obsolete now. At the time of writing the whole of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia were wiped out from the Google maps. This isn't the case anymore.

For Nokia maps Tbilisi is still a grey spot.

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