Morning Coffee – 5 January 2015

24180016965_b4f50964e9_hHere are eight stories to read this morning.

  1. Cartoonist Discusses Self-Censorship Epidemic in India (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)
  2. Downton Abbey creator promises terribly genteel 2016 with Belgravia app (TeleRead)
  3. Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the Non-Y.A. Shelves (The New York Times)
  4. Filling in Digital Blanks of Historic Texts (Northwestern University News)
  5. From 'Avatar' to 'Jurassic Park,' 'Beowulf' to 'Jaws,' All Stories Are the Same (The AtlanticThe Passive Voice)
  6. Homeland Security Admits It Seized A Hip Hop Blog For Five Years Despite No Evidence Of Infringement (Techdirt)
  7. Why We Need More Children’s Books in Translation (Waging Peace)
  8. Will 2016 be the year web advertisers realise we don’t want to be monitored? (The Guardian)

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4 Comments on Morning Coffee – 5 January 2015

  1. Does anyone know what happens to “The Passive Voice”? I am from Hong Kong and cannot access the site in the office or at my home. Is it blocking HK IP? It shows “Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons”, but it is going on for many weeks.

  2. I don’t think the gov’t is blocking it. We can still access Facebook, Youtube etc in Hong Kong and I don’t think the “Chinese gov’t” is going to block our access for the time being. Maybe the site was attacked and the admin is protecting it by blocking traffic from some cities/countries?

  3. The site is probably blocked because a couple days ago it featured a report on publishers in the area facing an old Argentinean threat.
    I’m pretty sure that if I link to the article in question this site will also develop “issues”.

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