Tag Archives: freeloading

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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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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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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Who benefits from Copyright?

Hands up if you think the answer is,”The Walt Disney Corporation”? And Disney is a Big Business, Big Business is bad and greedy, ergo anthing that benefits Big Business can’t be good for ordinary people. Right? Wrong. Artists are ordinary … Continue reading

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Illegal Downloading Sucks Hard

I guess I do go on like a stuck record, sorry about that; but my consistent posts on this topic are motivated by rational self interest. And factual research. Yes, piracy is bad, but the message never seems to permeate … Continue reading

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Victims of Freeloading Talk Sense

I have excerpted some pertinent bits of writing on the topic of copyright and freeloading which I think contribute intelligently to the debate. The following pieces have been lightly edited to clarify the context. The source blog is here: http://north.com/thinking/the-internet-could-not-care-less-about-your-mediocre-band/”>; … Continue reading

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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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