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Posted By kenrg
"The Congress shall have Power... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries"
United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8

Yet another vlog about copyright... The state of Oregon actively protects their copyright on Oregon state law and have sent "cease and desist" letters to a couple of web sites that had posted the law as a public service.

Links promised in the video:

Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Cease and Desist Letter (scribd)
Oregon: "Our laws are copyrighted" (boingboing)
10 Myths about Copyright Explained
Copyright law of the United States
U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use
YouTomb (MIT)

Oh, and, by the way, the Oregon State Legislative Council can bite my ass. (Music by Ludwig Van Beethoven, who's been dead for a really long time.)

Posted By kenrg

On YouTube (as in so much of society), political debate has been turned into nothing more than a verbal slugfest. We turn on those with views that are different than our own, and attempt to isolate ourselves from dissent. So here's my stupid, vain attempt to change all that and begin a respectful discussion between political opposites.

The idea is not to reach agreement, but to more fully understand other points of view. This is not a debate; there's no winner or loser - just two friends who see things from different angles sharing their opinions.

Helping me out on this project is my conservative friend, PappyStu. (Oh, and intro music by audionautix)

Posted By kenrg

Last Saturday, I took part in a 5K fundraising walk for Grail Family Services in East San Jose. Our team brought in about $10,000 for their early literacy and family support programs. Here's my video of the day:

Click here for more info on Grail Family Services

Click here for my photos of the day

Posted By kenrg

This is the story of the "first video that I never made" and the circumstances and people who inspired it. Do you have a story about an event or a person that got you to start blogging or vlogging or otherwise taking part in an online community? If so, I'd love to hear it.

Posted By kenrg

Just a basic vlog explaining what's going on, and why I haven't had time or motivation to make a video for several weeks. Just a vlog... with links:

Big George cleans the BBQ grill
Gary talks about being rejected
Protest the screwing of Gary & other rejected YouTube partner applicants
Support Grail Family Services
Curt and me in Santa Monica