Archive for February, 2013

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons and “Noncommercial” Use

Posted on February 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws

One of the promises of Creative Commons is the idea that all sorts of works – writing, photography, other visual arts – can be made more accessible via a workaround.. read more

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Posted on February 21st, 2013 · Posted in Government, Laws

On the heels of a Washington State transportation budget containing a pointless, mean-spirited and counter-productive $25 tax on bicycles comes word that Seattle is preparing to pay $500,000 to settle.. read more

WA Proposes $25 tax on Bicycles

Posted on February 20th, 2013 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

Democrats in the Washington legislature have just announced details of the next decade’s $9.8 billion transportation budget.  Included in the budget?  A proposal for a new fee (likely a sales.. read more


Cyclists and the “Moral Order of the Road”

Posted on February 19th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting, Laws

Yes, I suppose those of us on bikes may be “annoying” to those behind the wheel, but this BBC piece from psychologist Tom Stafford posits that driver antagonism toward cyclists.. read more

Maryland Considers Helmet Law

Posted on February 8th, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Government, Laws

. . . and bike advocates say NO.  As Walter Olson points out, this may be shocking to those around the nation’s capital, but it is actually possible to be both.. read more

Asking the Wrong Question: Targeted Assassination of American Citizens

Posted on February 7th, 2013 · Posted in Government, Laws, Lawyers

All of the noise about the “President’s kill list” and the freaking out about the assassination of Americans by our own government?  It strikes me as our uniquely American bent.. read more

Corporate Pansies

Posted on February 5th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

Few things set my teeth on edge like all of the “Big Game” ads around the Super Bowl.  It’s like a badge of shame; it might was well scream “we’re.. read more