Tag Archives: copyright infringement

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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Conversations with Copyright Infringing File Sharers

Conversations with copyright infringing ‘file sharers’ By Costa Botes (and a bunch of anonymous freetardists) Below is a selection of comments directed at me by people unhappy with my stand on copyright infringement generally, and online file sharing particularly. It’s … 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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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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Reports of piracy downturn were premature

Statistics remain the best way to not tell the truth, while appearing to be factual. Is Internet piracy on the wane? Or is it getting worse? Thorny question. Here’s a credible stab at answering it. http://thetrichordist.com/2014/02/15/is-the-piracy-threat-really-decreasing/

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