Tag Archives: Piracy

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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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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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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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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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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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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