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Hollywood rakes in nearly $90 million in Massachusetts revenue

We have long opposed the Massachusetts Film Tax Credit. Two years ago we noted that in 2014, Hollywood took us for $64.5 million. In 2015, the cost in revenue was $72.5 million. The numbers are out for 2016 and we lost $88.8 million in revenue that year. Giving money to Hollywood is bad enough. D... Read more

Mass Mesh Network Meeting Tuesday

The first Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup of 2019 is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. Read more

Thanks for stopping HR.6729!

HR.6729, which passed in the US House of Representatives, would have allowed warrantless searches of our bank accounts. Thankfully, it never got a hearing in the US Senate and now that the 115th Congress is over, it is dead.  Thanks to everyone who signed our petition to urge Senators Warren and Mar... Read more

Happy Public Domain Day!

For the first time in 20 years, new works will enter the public domain in the United States. Copyrighted works entering the public domain were put on hold by the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, aka the the Mickey Mouse Protection Act, which extended the term of copyright from the life of the a... Read more

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests

At our vigil to end violence against sex workers we called for Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers.  We have created a petition to raise the call further and to remember sex workers lost to violence in 2018.  We would appreciate ... Read more

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