Tag Archives: copyright and culture

Time to Wake Up

This is a remarkably clear sighted and thorough summary of how Silicon Valley has used the internet to transfer wealth from creatives to themselves, and set about transforming culture and politics to suit their own aspirations. http://illusionofmore.com/jonathan-taplin-sleeping/ Don’t care about the … Continue reading

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The Free Internet will not set you free

A well argued piece from someone with real skin in the game. “For the Internet to progress, for society to progress, we need an Internet where businesses operate on principles that respect individuals, not just exploitation and the bottom line.” … Continue reading

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Is Google Evil?

Yes, Virginia, I’m afraid it is.  In, oh,  so many ways. Read this: http://googlemonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Googles-Anti-Conservative-Values-CPAC-Presentation.pdf The paper is written by a self avowed conservative. But actually, when one gets into the bullet points, even the most dyed in the wool lefty … 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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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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