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TED
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartles...
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Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell
The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently? Check out the Stop The Harm campaign: ht...
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https://www.businessinsider.com/california-legalizing-weed-on-january-1-market-size-revenue-2017-12?r=US&amp%3BIR=T
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Business Insider
The market for marijuana in California will hit $3.7 billion in 2018 alone, and that's expected to increase to over $5 billion by 2019.
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https://sea.pcmag.com/news/29691/california-law-bans-bots-from-pretending-to-be-human
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PCMag
Effective July 1, it will be illegal for bots interacting with California consumers to pretend they're human if they're trying to sell goods, services, or to 'influence a vote in an election.'
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https://www.racked.com/2015/1/15/7561277/fashion-law
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Racked
Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering...
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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/european-copyright-laws-memes-link-tax-article-13-11-a8432486.html
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The Independent
The European Parliament has voted against an incredibly controversial new set of copyright rules that campaigners claim could "ban memes".
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VICE News
As the federal government tightens drug legalization policy in the states, a consensus is developing in Europe. Norway — run by a coalition of right wing par...
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Bloomberg Quicktake
In 2017, Canada will become the first G7 nation to fully legalize marijuana use. The stock prices of cannabis companies reveal investors are anticipating mil...
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https://singularityhub.com/2016/09/08/ray-kurzweil-accelerating-tech-is-making-old-intellectual-property-laws-obsolete/
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Singularity Hub
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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/27/18175776/opioid-drug-war-legalization
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Vox
One day we’ll look back on the drug war as a catastrophic failure.
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Tom Scott
http://tomscott.com - Or: what you see when you die. If you liked this, you may also enjoy two novels that provided inspiration for it: Jim Munroe's Everyone...
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
What shall we do once machines become conscious? Do we need to grant them rights?Check out Wisecrack and their video: https://goo.gl/oaUbAF'The Philosophy o...
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/07/26/138576167/when-patents-attack
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NPR
Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a billionaire physicist, a 40-pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/eff-stupid-patents-are-dragging-down-ai-and-machine-learning/
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ArsTechnica
"The patent reads like the table of contents of an intro to AI textbook."
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http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/upload/pdf/TUIYC_2012_FINAL.pdf
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Tax Justice Network
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/innovation/innovation-manufacturing-industrial-patents.html
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Deloitte
A keen understanding of innovation and a well-orchestrated interplay of exponential technologies can create frontrunners in industrial manufacturing innovation.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Government-decriminalizes-attempt-to-commit-suicide-removes-section-309/articleshow/45452253.cms
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The Times of India
India News: The government has decided to decriminalize "attempt to suicide" by deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code from the statute book.
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https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/News/AI-could-replace-one-in-five-legal-jobs-within-20-years-Law-Society-researchers
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Law Careers
Some 20% of current legal roles are likely to be lost to the progress of automation and artificial intelligence over the next 20 years, the Law Society’s research unit has predicted.
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VisualPolitik EN
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Gad Saad
Let the lunacy ensue. For example, being concerned about this bill apparently means that you are FOR genocide. History will be unkind to the deeply disrespec...
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https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/hmbldt-weed-pen/530832/
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The Atlantic
A California company makes weed vaporizers to suit every mood—here’s what happened when I tried them.