Senator Wyden continues to be the Senate's truest champion of an open Internet. Aaron Sw
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Swart
We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file-sharing networks. Aaron Swart
Social Security got passed because John D. Rockefeller was sick of having to take money out of his profits to pay for his workers' pension funds. Why do that, when you can just let the government take money from the workers?
The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations.
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.
The library world is set up on this model where the library is a physical building and has a number of books and serves a geographical community.
There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
Big stories need human stakes. Aaron Sw
Say yes to everything.
Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act. Aaron Sw
We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing
What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.
Big stories need human stakes.
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Sw
I first met Jimbo Wales, the face of Wikipedia, when he came to speak at Stanford. Aaron Sw
Think deeply about things. Donâ€™t just go along because thatâ€™s the way things are or thatâ€™s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.
Now, as far as I know, nobody has ever put up the U.S.'s nuclear missiles on the Internet. I mean, it's not something I've heard about.
Even among those who I would not count as 'friends,' I have met many people online who have simply commented on my work or are interested by what I do.
Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.
Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.
With the death of bin Laden, it's finally time for Congress to bring back the pre-9-11 legal norm, before we decided it was okay to toss out our civil liberties if the 'bad guys' were scary enough.
Assume nobody else has any idea what they're doing, either.
Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility, it becomes rashness, or obstinacy.
We must erase bin Laden's ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge - we'll make it a thing of the past.
I donâ€™t want to be happy. I just want to change the world.
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.
I first met Jimbo Wales, the face of Wikipedia, when he came to speak at Stanford.