Monthly Archives: January 2014

Piracy myths debunked #7: piracy is free promotion

Let’s get real here. “Welcome to the future piracy brought you” http://thetrichordist.com/2014/01/23/90-of-artists-are-undiscovered-next-big-sound/ http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2014/04/report-claims-that-releasing-youtube-music-videos-reduces-album-sales.html

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Piracy myths debunked #6 Eliminating copyright will make art more democratic?

Here’s a comment found on an Internet thread that puts the case as clearly as I’ve ever seen it: “Actually, I would say that the elimination of copyright tells poor people they should have less capacity to engage with other … Continue reading

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Spokesman for the apocalypse

It’s not that I’m too lazy to sketch out a logical rebuttal for anything and everything that Cory Doctorow, high priest of the Copyleft, and tireless Freetardist, stands for, but when someone has already done it so thoroughly, I think … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings: Ten Years Gone

I have noted quite a bit of recent traffic to this site is coming from folks looking for information about the making of the Rings trilogy. No doubt this is motivated by the Hobbit films. It’s been approximately a decade … Continue reading

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Piracy myths debunked #5: “Piracy is better than an Emmy”

Apologists for piracy and freeloading generally fall on any tiny scrap of evidence supporting their evil doing. Occasionally, they get a bone, and boy … talk about spinning an epic from a single bad joke. When an HBO exec flippantly … Continue reading

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Why are their pants are on fire?

Because they are liars? Not content with repeating one specious theory after another in order to bolster the myth that piracy is “good for artists”, now the apologists and propagandists for Big Tech are just flagrantly making shit up, trusting … Continue reading

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Mark Twain in 1906

“I am aware that copyright must have a limit, because that is required by the Constitution of the United States, which sets aside the earlier Constitution, which we call the decalogue. The decalogue says you shall not take away from … Continue reading

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