Friday, June 15, 2012

The Silencing: Links Round-Up

Here's a list of articles, discussions, etc. that have come my way since Monday, when I put up The Silencing of Maya.  It's difficult to find everything that's out there, since many of these articles are repeated on various news aggregator sites.  I'll try to keep this semi-up-to-date.

First, the link to our petition on change.org asking that Speak for Yourself be returned to the App Store immediately and allowed to remain there throughout litigation and regardless of the lawsuit results. Business disputes should have business resolutions, and those who need this app to communicate should be assured that they will not lose it. (If you agree, please sign and share-thanks!)

*= article added on 6/18
**=article added on 6/21
***=article added on 6/30


Articles in the US
iPad App That Helpts a Little Girl Speak Pulled From App Store (from TIME.com)
Speak for Yourself, iPad App Giving Voiceless A Voice, Exits App Store (from huffingtonpost.com)
App Store enigma: the patent holder, the developer, and the voiceless child (from arstechnica.com)
App To Help A Three Year Old Girl Talk Pulled From App Store (from cultofmac.com)
Apple Steps Into Patent Fight To Unnecessarily Silence A Little Girl (from techdirt.com)
Apple Pulls App That Gives Disabled Children The Chance To Speak (from appadvice.com)
Taking More than Candy from a Baby (from futureoftheinternet.org)
iPad app removal could leave family unable to communicate with daughter (from neowin.net)
Assistive Speech app for iOS casualty of patent wars? (from electronista.com)
Speech app pulled from App Store that gave 4 year old a voice for the first time (from imore.com)
Parents, Storming the Gates (from specialchildren.about.com)
Dispute Erupts As iPad App For Nonverbal Is Pulled (from disabilityscoop.com)
*Apple, Software Patents, AAC Systems, and the Silencing of Maya (from dailykos.com)
*Nurse Kelley Sez: ACTION! Please save an app for nonverbal kids! (from dailykos.com)
*Bad Behavior And How it Threatens Internet Business (from businessinsider.com)
**Apple, You've Done Kids With Special Needs Wrong (from parents.com)
**Petition to save speech app for disabled child nears 3,000 signatures (from webdev360.com)
**Apple pulls language app in face of patent dispute (from post-gazette.com)
**Patent wars threaten iPad app that gives a little girl her voice (from imedicalapps.com)
***Why Did Apple Pull An App Designed To Help Autistic Children Speak? (from redorbit.com)
***Speak for Yourself app might make iPad comeback, report says (from news.cnet.com)
***The Latest in Apps: Speak for Yourself (from speechbuddy.com)
***Special Needs Parents vs. . . . Patent Law? (from childmind.org)

International
Apple silences mute kids' speech app in patent blowup (from theregister.co.uk, UK)
Apple conspires to stop mute child from communicating (from techeye.net, UK?)
'My daughter can't speak without it': Furious mother launches campaign after Apple pulls life-changing iPad speech app from store (from dailymail.co.uk, UK)
Dutch article (from ipadclub.nl)
French article (from framablog.com)
Portuguese article  (from technologia.uol.com.br)
*Russian article (from habrahabr.ru)
*Italian article (from zeusnews.it)
**Italian article (from punto-informatico.it)
**Greek article (from elkosmas.gr)
**Spanish article (from mazanamecanica.org)
***French article (from gizmodo.fr)
***French article (from gentside.com)
***French article (from lactuparetudiant.com)
***French article (from bebe.doctissimo.fr)
***French article (from actualities-des-jounaux.com)
***French article (from ecrans.fr)
***Dutch article (from speciaalonderwijs.wordpress.com)
***French article (from blog.howtommy.net)
***Indian website (from idyllic-software.com)
***Apple will only reinstate mute kids' app if makers win patent case (from theregister.co.uk)


From the Blogosphere
A heartbreaking look at software patents  (from blogs.gnome.org)
I love you Daddy (from teamaidan.wordpress.com)
Maya's story: Everyone deserves a voice (from crybelovedcountry.com)
My daughter cannot speak without this app (from third-bit.com)
*A little girl without a voice (from tiny.catpa.ws)
*A silencing lawsuit (from rattiepuff.tumblr.com)
*A Day Without Lawyers (from supportforspecialneeds.com)
**Let Maya Speak for Herself (from lostinmobile.com)
**Speak For Yourself Is A IPad App That Can Help Aphasia (from jamesbom.com)
**Assistive iPad App Pulled (from newhorizonsilc.org)
**Prentke Romich Company vs. A Disabled 4 Year Old Girl (from bernardjschaffer.blogspot.com)
***The Fight to Keep a Voice (from hypotonicworld.blogspot.com)

Online Discussions (more technical in nature)
Discussion on Slashdot (over 500 comments)
Discussion on Hacker News (over 300 comments)
Discussions on Reddit (multiple threads)

On TV
**A segment from ABC news in Alabama

Other Stuff
**Idyllic Software: This company changed their main website page in support of Maya



8 comments:

CharlesRCLaw said...

Article I wrote about Maya's case on Daily Kos under my screen name there, "David Hume."

Apple, Software Patents, AAC Systems, and the Silencing of Maya

Alessandro said...

I wrote the original post on tumblr that you linked! It has 192 notes now, and has some really good replies. A lot of people have reblogged it.

http://rattiepuff.tumblr.com/post/24931490846/a-silencing-lawsuit

(Sorry to delete the first one, I forgot to add the link)

Dana said...

Thanks Alessandro---I don't know much about tumblr or reblogging, but I appreciate what you wrote and the fact that it's spreading! I just changed the link to give you the appropriate credit :)

Will said...

You have inspired me to work on an open source web-based app. Thanks and good luck!

Michael Brown said...

Just to let you know that the article you said you didn't know the language of is in Portuguese (from Brazil).

Anonymous said...

Dana, I found the info about "business solutions" on Speak for Yourself's facebook page. My bad!

Charles Chapman said...

I uploaded the ABC 33 40 video to Youtube and added links and text:

Parents Upset Over Removal of Ipad App for Nonverbal Children

Anonymous said...

french speaking http://www.ecrans.fr/Pour-un-brevet-Apple-coupe-la,14961.html