Your usual This Week in Sharing correspondent has been claimed by a freak Internet outage accident. Barring some Cloverfield-esque scenario, Malcolm will be back next week, but in the meantime we couldn't let you all go without your weekly dose of linking goodness:
- The other BBC--the Backdoor Broadcasting Company--presents a series of recorded exchanges about our current era of scarcity.
- Fair use only goes so far when the well-heeled can sue the little guy into submission: Andy Baio settles for $32,500 with Jay Maisel, photographer of the cover of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, over Baio's fair use reinterpretation of the cover for his chiptune compilation Kind of Bloop. Tech blogger John Gruber has a succinct take on Maisel's position.
- Google announced the kickoff of the third annual Random Hacks of Kindness, with thousands of hackers around the world working on applications for social good.
- MobilityShifts, a seven day summit about the future of learning, issued an open call for proposals for workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and short talks.
- Live somewhere the temperature is below 104 degrees? (Hello, Austin!) On a budget but have an improbable amount of duct tape lying around the house? (Hello, Austin!) Here's an instructable for a DIY duct tape hammock.
- When a professor finds a volume he edited on file-sharing networks, he lobbies the publisher to put a stop to the piracy. But over time, he begins to rethink his position.