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Reply to by !deleted1759

leftous wrote

At least we can use this as propaganda to get liberals to boycott McDonalds?

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Reply to comment by leftous in What is a Webhook? by KacperTheAnarchist

leftous wrote

Oh not at all, you can use it for other applications but the script would need to be altered to suit your needs.

Emma explains the format of the data being submitted to the php script here:

https://gitlab.com/edgyemma/Postmill/blob/master/docs/webhooks.md

In this case, the script only handles new submissions and formats the data into a $text variable, then sends a POST request to the bot with some other bot data.

You can format the data any way you want and post it to any server you want, it would work the same.

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Reply to comment by leftous in What is a Webhook? by KacperTheAnarchist

leftous wrote (edited )

Follow the instructions in the archive link.

The setup is pretty straight forward, I did it on /f/readingclub/webhooks initially. websub.txt should be changed to websub.php...

To do it: First go to t2bots site, invite the bot, send the !webhook command, change the parameters in the websub.php file using the URL provided and whatever image you want to use. Upload the php script on your server

Then you just go on the forum you want/webhooks, post the url to the script with the password/secret token, and the bridge should work.

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Reply to by !deleted1759

leftous wrote (edited )

I'm not sure I've read any essay in particular, but some ideas for arguments:

  • The lack of money artists see from the most popular distributors (spotify, Google, iTunes, youtube, etc) and record labels. Piracy does almost no damage to them and can infact win them fans that will go to concerts, shows, or buy directly from them where artists will receive more direct benefits.

  • Cases where piracy has been an effective marketing tool, or franchises that would have failed without mass piracy

  • Use the benefits of open source or free software (e.g. Linux, etc) in advancing technology and improving society as an analogy for how intellectual property/IP is not necessarily a good thing, how opening up IP could be beneficial, and how copyright can hinder art the same way closed sourced unfree software hinders technology

  • There is quite a lot of material from liberals/libertarians on the anti intellectual property side of the debate, if you're willing to argue on capitalistic terms and make the connection between IP and copyright. James Boyle/Public Domain is a source I've seen recommended on this topic http://www.thepublicdomain.org/download/

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