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We made an animated GIF photo booth and now you can too.
Last week at our annual IP3 Awards, we debuted a new addition to the Public Knowledge family: the GIFerator. Basically, it was a photobooth that let attendees make their own animated GIFs and publish them to the internet. We designed the GIFerator with openness in mind and on top of open technologies, so this blog post is intended to share our process and document it well enough for you to set up your own.
A story has been circulating about a group of men in East New York who were charging people $20 to view an image of a beaver that street artist Banksy has stenciled onto a wall there. In any case, it’s generated a series of questions about various parties’ rights.
First, Some Background
At the start of blog posts like this it's always a good idea to remind readers what the heck we're talking about. In this case it's the "PSTN" again--the "public switched telecommunications network" that voice calls usually go over (but which is not limited to voice). You know, that thing with the phone numbers.
We're in the middle of a debate in this country about the "transitioning" of the PSTN. That means that a some technologies are being switched over to cool new technologies. Just as electronics replaced electromechanical switches, which replaced human operators, news kinds of networking technology (packet-switched) are replacing older kinds of networking technology (circuit-switched).
Public Knowledge asks the FCC to deny AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless to ensure continued access to a low cost competitor.
Joined by Consumer Action and the Writers Guild, West, Public Knowledge has asked the FCC to deny AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, most commonly known to the public by its brand, Cricket. Thanks to its value-oriented plans, Cricket is often the wireless carrier of choice for consumers who are traditionally left out of the larger wireless carrier markets. We've taken this step to ensure low-income, minority and immigrant communities have continued access to a low cost competitor. AT&T's acquisition of Leap would also limit available spectrum for smaller, rural, regional, and low-cost competitors and leave the Internet economy vulnerable to harmful business practices.
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