|FROM ||ruben safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] the end of free education
|On 03/14/2017 08:06 AM, Rainer Weikusat wrote:
> The short version of this is that UC Berkeley has been ordered to comply
> with its own policy on 'disabled access to online videos', IOW, that
> they shouldn't put resources in exculsively supporting people who won't
> read to the disadvantage of people who can't read because they're blind.
I don't know what your short version is or what you even mean here. The
short version, and the long version is that the Government sued Berkley
because they put educational videos on the internet because according to
the government, that is a a civil offense if you don't also make them so
that blind people can "see" them and deaf people can "hear" them it is a
civil crime and the government will sue you. That is fucking crazy, and
I'm sick of crazy.
You should be able to publish whatever the fuck you want without big
brother suing you for the favor.
MIT's opencourseware is also being targeted as well as nearly every
online lecture. The translation of this is that you are not allowed to
stick a camera in a lecture, record it, and then publish it on the
internet. That is FUCKING WRONG and IMMORAL. And in the coming weeks
we will be taking a colossal loss of material, much of it directly
related to unix programming.
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