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Website Accessibility Begins with Responsive Web Design

I recently asked a friend who happens to be blind if he’d share some sites that were built really well—sites that were beautifully accessible. You know what he said? “I don’t use the web. Everything is broken.”

Everything is broken. And it’s broken because we broke it.

But we can do better.

Here are 3 legal cases from the future

  1. People v. Dronimos
  2. Writers v. A.I. Rowling
  3. The Algorithm Defense

Legal Advice Forum for EU/EEA Nationals Tickets, Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Are you an EU/EEA national living in the UK? Worried about your rights and options post-Brexit?

Alex has an organised an event at 68 Middle Street for March 16th with an immigration advisor, The £5 ticket fee is refundable after the event or you can donate it to charity.

Why we are suing Apple for better HTML5 support in iOS?

Finally! Apple are being sued for refusing to allow any non-Webkit browsers to be installed on iOS.

I’m not usually in favour of legal action but in this case, there doesn’t seem to be any other recourse.

We would be delighted at Nexedi to create a Web browser for iOS with better HTML5 support based on a recent version of Blink library for example. But as soon as we would publish it, it would be banned from Apple’s AppStore. Many developers have experienced this situation already. Many companies are being hurt by this situation. Some companies have already begged Apple to improve HTML5 support in iOS with little significant results.

Dronestagram

A new project from James, keeping track of the sites of illegal drone strikes.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

This is a great idea: a community of volunteers distilling the Terms of Service agreements from websites into understandable terms.

Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A close reading with Fourth Amendment guidance for cops and perps

A blow-by-blow legal analysis of the second verse of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems.

Google Transparency Report

Google’s datadump makes for a fascinating—and worrying—bit of data dumpster diving.

EU law change regarding use of cookies | Torchbox

A translation into plain English of the recent changes in the law regarding cookies in the UK. In short, keep calm and carry on.

Nanolaw with Daughter (Ftrain.com)

A superbly written piece of near-future legal-dystopian speculative fiction. Damn, that Paul Ford can write!

Law and the Multiverse | Superheroes, supervillains, and the law

Two lawyers attempt to answer the legal questions raised by the fictional conceits of superheroes. What is Superman’s immigration status? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead?

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.

SPARKLINES IN THE GRID - Patent Application 20090282325

Microsoft are trying to patent sparklines. Twunts.

Sense About Science | The law has no place in scientific disputes

An example of just how messed up libel law in the UK is.

Fuck the foundries [dive into mark]

Mark Pilgrim knows the score.

Accused! - Jon Engle

A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.

Crowd-sourcing a "fair use" case (Lessig Blog)

The Fair Use Project needs your help in defending Shepard Fairey. Have you seen other photographs similar to the iconic Obama "hope" pose? Send 'em to shep_use@pobox.com.

Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."

Facebook's terms of service used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore.