Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 May 2011, 10:20 a.m.

While Listening To Weird Al Yankovic

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I subscribe to maybe twenty email lists relating to open source software or free culture. One of these: the NYC InfoLaw list, which tells New York folks about upcoming talks and events.

Last week's email advertised a "Webinar: Viacom v. YouTube: Whether Third-Party Contributory Copyright Infringement Really Exists for Internet Service Providers." I read that, then laughed aloud that the title made perfect sense to me. Too boring to be made up.

By the way, I thoroughly appreciate the work NYCInfoLaw (especially Ashley Fry) puts into maintaining the calendar; thanks!