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.
Monday, October 15th, 2018
Monday, June 12th, 2017
- People v. Dronimos
- Writers v. A.I. Rowling
- The Algorithm Defense
Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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.
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
100 words 037
It started when Jessica relayed something that happened when she was on a cultural walking tour of Sofia two weekends ago. The tour guide asked “Does anyone know who invented the computer?”
Alan Turing? Charles Babbage?
I had never heard of him. So of course I looked him up. That led me down the most incredible rabbit hole as I uncovered a courtroom drama filled with invalidated patents and mountains of court records.
Why had I never heard about this? It was eclipsed by a bigger legal drama: Watergate.
Saturday, November 10th, 2012
A new project from James, keeping track of the sites of illegal drone strikes.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
This is a great idea: a community of volunteers distilling the Terms of Service agreements from websites into understandable terms.
Monday, July 16th, 2012
A blow-by-blow legal analysis of the second verse of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Google’s datadump makes for a fascinating—and worrying—bit of data dumpster diving.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
A translation into plain English of the recent changes in the law regarding cookies in the UK. In short, keep calm and carry on.
A superbly written piece of near-future legal-dystopian speculative fiction. Damn, that Paul Ford can write!
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
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?
Monday, June 21st, 2010
Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Microsoft are trying to patent sparklines. Twunts.
Sunday, June 7th, 2009
An example of just how messed up libel law in the UK is.
Friday, May 29th, 2009
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Mark Pilgrim knows the score.
Monday, April 6th, 2009
A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Amanda L. French, Ph.D. » Blog Archive » Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Social networking Terms Of Service compared and contrasted.