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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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Principles for an ethical and sustainable internet

The internet is just a tool. And it is far more robust than technological utopians say it is. We should never be slaves to a tool, or allow our best interests to be ruled by a few monopolistic gatekeepers who … 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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Debating with pirates – “Opposition is futile”

A week or so ago, I found a web site offering links where users could download one of my movies for free. And not just the movie, but all the DVD extras as well. I sent them the following message: … Continue reading

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FairPlay

A Bill of Rights for Artists? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=647176341960081&set=a.226432180701168.68345.219298874747832&type=1&theater This is a simple, and constructive initiative to change hearts and minds. Please take a look.

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More Mythbusting

As tooth grating as it is, not a bad idea to peek into the skulls of freeloading and piracy pundits for a glimpse of a fascinating mixture – part Neanderthal, part reptile, part stupid, part low animal cunning. All of … Continue reading

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Piracy and Prospects

“it’s often difficult to directly cite how piracy and copyright infringement have negatively impacted the film industry” Difficult? Well, not really, but I guess it depends on sorting empirical evidence from anecdotal accounts or opinions. As a working film maker, … Continue reading

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