Tag Archives: Caitlin Dewey

Why is harassment in cyberspace different?

If a man overhears two women at the local coffee house advocating some point of view he doesn’t like and he then announces out loud that he hopes someone rapes and kills them, the management will toss him out on … Continue reading

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It’s called being creative. On memes and copyright.

I feel a little bit bad picking on Washington Post tech writer Caitlin Dewey as much as I have already, but it’s probably not as much as I would if I read her column with any purposeful frequency.  Unfortunately, given … Continue reading

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Periscope Piracy and the Tao of Tech Writers

Last December, a few glasses of Rioja and I wrote a pretty grumpy rebuttal to Washington Post tech writer Caitlin Dewey, accusing her of cheerleading for media piracy.  A few respondents, including Dewey herself, said that I was unfair, that … Continue reading

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In response to Caitlin Dewey re. TPB

Dear Caitlin Dewey: I have read some really dumb, cloying, and earnestly written ideological gibberish in the past three years,  but you have reset the bar with your recent love letter to online piracy.  To be clear, I am confident … Continue reading

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