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Hello and welcome to the weekend edition of Big Revolution, packed with reads to help fill your downt
 
February 16 · Issue #349 · View online
Big Revolution
Hello and welcome to the weekend edition of Big Revolution, packed with reads to help fill your downtime (assuming you manage to find some).
– Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • You can’t necessarily copyright a dance, the US Copyright Office says. The actor who played Carlton in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ wanted to claim ownership of the moves he performed in a classic episode of the show, after the routine was 'borrowed’ by the games Fortnite and NBA 2K.
A big read about this newsletter
Funding a newsletter with voluntary payments: the tricky ‘fourth way’ Funding a newsletter with voluntary payments: the tricky ‘fourth way’
The fine people at Revue asked me to write about why I take voluntary payments for this newsletter. This guest post on their blog is the outcome.
Big weekend reads
No, You Can’t Ignore Email. It’s Rude. No, You Can’t Ignore Email. It’s Rude.
It’s trendy to say that ignoring email is the best way to stay productive, but I agree with a lot of this piece: “Being overwhelmed is no excuse. It’s hard to be good at your job if you’re bad at responding to people.”
Why Is Amazon Leaving New York? Jeff Bezos Knew When to Bail
A look at the reasons behind Amazon pulling out of its planned major development in New York City.
The Final Version of the EU's Copyright Directive Is the Worst One Yet
A good summary of the negative outcomes of the EU’s new Copyright Directive, which is expected to be voted in to law soon.
How official Chinese propaganda is adapting to the social media age as disaffection spreads among millennials
Propaganda isn’t what it used to be.
The Secret History of Women in Coding
“Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?”
One big tweet
Click through on the tweet below below for a thread featuring some of the signs striking UK schoolchildren used to highlight their frustration with politicians’ lack of action of climate change yesterday.
Joey D'Urso
12:30 PM - 15 Feb 2019
That’s all for today...
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