Category Archives: Copyright

Myths about Copyright

It’s a pervasive article of faith amongst the digital believers in a future utopia that copyright is a bad thing. That it retards creativity and innovation and protects the entrenched privileges of powerful corporations. In a word, this is … … Continue reading

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How to issue a DMCA strike notice against YouTube

The trouble is this debate has become about the future of the internet rather than the future of professional creative people … Have you had your work illegally ripped and posted up on YouTube? People do this for a variety … Continue reading

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The Sony Hacking Part 2: The Plot Sickens

First up, the first published analysis of how The Interview is doing in its novel  simultaneous release. The answer seems to be, it’s doing better than the average Indy release, but pretty crap for a Hollywood flick that might, in different … Continue reading

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The Sony Hacking: Who really did it and why?

At first I bought into the idea that North Korea was behind the Sony Hacking. Having reflected on developments over the last couple of days, and digesting further information, I have changed my mind about North Korean involvement. Of course … Continue reading

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DMCA Takedown Shakedown

A thorough analysis of the pernicious problem feeding widespread exploitation and disrespect for the rights of creators. http://copyright.nova.edu/dmca-takedown-notices/

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Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire ….

At last, a few prominent creatives are finally getting the message about the long term implications of online piracy and freeloading. And speaking out. Here’s producer Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) with an incendiary wake up call. http://variety.com/2014/tv/columns/kurt-sutters-open-letter-to-creative-community-1201275130/ Unfortunately as … Continue reading

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Some facts about copyright

Check out this blog: http://copyright.nova.edu/copyright-does-not-stifle-innovation-creativity/ The writer is measured and polite, but no less devastating in popping the enormous balloons of fetid hot air generated by internet Freetardists.

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