Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DMCA Agent to Bloggers and Website owners: Censor or lose liability protection

The DMCA Agent is warning me and anyone who runs a wiki, a fanfiction, fan art hosting site. To register with DMCA or they'll shut them all down.

AFAIK, Fanfiction dot net never registered for DMCA protections. DeviantArt has but they need to renew their registration.

But here's the new thing. The Copyright office is considering on removing DMCA protections to website owners if they do not comply in this big corporate censorship. So in other cases DeviantArt for example once they renew their DMCA protections they must take down all the fan art or they'll be held liable.

This is typically a bait-n-switch. Either way, you'll lose liability protection, renewal for censorship or not.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Despite Donald Trump's opposition against the TPP Secretary of State nominee signals congressional passage of trade deal.

The TPP is still alive and Trump's nominee Tillerson for Secretary of State is using the defibrillator to give it a jolt of life, signaling the passage of the trade deal through Congress.

Trump has picked the wrong nominee. A CNN report showed that he supports the TPP, leaving Trump and Tillerson divided.

It's going to pass and it's time to demand President Donald Trump go on his promise of what he campaigned.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Why are you still using Windows XP? Firefox will disable its browser by September 2017

Still using XP with Firefox? Your browser will stop running starting in September 2017 according to Mozilla.

In approximately March, 2017, Windows XP and Vista users will automatically be moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR).

Firefox is one of the few browsers that continues to support Windows XP and Vista, and we expect to continue to provide security updates for users until September 2017. Users do not need to take additional action to receive those updates. In mid-2017, user numbers on Windows XP and Vista will be reassessed and a final support end date will be announced.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage our users to upgrade to a version of Windows that is supported by Microsoft. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and are dangerous for you to use.  For planning purposes, enterprises using Firefox should consider September 2017 as the support end date for Windows XP and Vista.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Despite Donald Trump's Win TPP will still pass

Don't even think that Trump's win is a relief to stop the TPP, there's a 50/50 chance to for the trade deal to pass and there's very little Trump can do to reverse it. While NAFTA is non-binding, the TPP is binding, meaning America could lose billions of dollars under corporate ISDS court if Trump tries to withdraw from the deal.

Japan by now has ratified this trade deal and it has 5 more ratification to go even they do not meet the requirement of a total of 85% GDP..  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mozilla announces to end support for XP and Vista by March 2017

Mozilla is finally killing its support for Windows XP and Vista. The end date has set to March 2017 with Firefox 53. While this is not official eol from Mozilla, XP users will be moved to version 52 ESR. By then, you will be prevented to startup your browser by Mid-2018.

You must upgrade or switch to another OS like Linux.


The release for Firefox 53 will be on April 18, 2017.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Flash is dead Now that Firefox needs to do is stop supporting Windows XP

This page and the download links will be decommissioned on Sep 29, 2016.

That's the message from Abobe is planning the final stages to kill flash. It will kill off the downloads for enterprises, then it will kill it's product completely by the end of the year.

 Now all Firefox needs to do is get on the bandwagon with Google, Microsoft and Opera and stop supporting XP.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sorry fan artists, you cannot draw this English Textbook Teacher

Those who draw an English Textbook Teacher named Ellen Baker from the textbook New Horizon will be sent to prison because publisher Tokyo Shoseki will crack down on fan art especially if Ellen Baker is sexually depicted and no permission is given for any other uses unless it's for teaching materials, .