How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy
Image: Jude Buffum Face it, movie fans: the DVD is destined to be dead as a doornail. Only a few Blockbuster stores are still open.
| Glyn Moody |
The Struggle Between Copyright and the Internet
Should I be worried about piracy?
I would discourage worrying of any kind as a general principle. Worrying is a fear that something bad might happen — a negative emotional state with no external cause in reality.
Rupert, my son had a simple request. “Daddy, can we watch last week’s episode of The Simpsons?” No, son, we can’t.
Dear Rupert Murdoch: Let’s Talk Piracy & “The Simpsons”
Five years ago, when I founded the Swedish and first Pirate Party, we set three pillars for our policy: shared culture, free knowledge, and fundamental privacy.
Do You Prefer Copyright or the Right to Talk in Private?
Well, there is a video link it this that took over and allow a pop up -- that has not been on our computers in a very, very long time! Since we do run daily scans on all systems -- including the childrens. They have been in training to do the same! I will not wonder if it contained virsus's... Will have to start runnung virusus checks, now... just an F.Y.I. by Jan 23
It’s Time to Stop Talking About Copyright
I inaugurated this column in 2008 with an editorial called ‘‘Why I Copyfight’’, which talked about the tricky balance between creativity, culture, and the relationship between audiences and creators. These have always been hard subjects, and the Internet has made them harder still, because the thing that triggers copyright rules – copying – is an intrinsic part of the functioning of the Internet and computers. There’s really no such thing as ‘‘loading’’ a web-page – you make a copy of it.
Piracy is NOT Theft: Problems of a Nonsense Metaphor
When talking about piracy the entertainment industry and politicians often use the term “theft.” This is a huge problem according to the Swedish sociologist of law Stefan Larsson. In his thesis “Metaphors and Norms – Understanding Copyright Law in a Digital Society,” he explains that these metaphors are in part keeping the wide gap between people’s norms and the law intact.
BitTorrent Piracy Doesn’t Effect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds
A new academic paper by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Wellesley College has examined the link between BitTorrent downloads and box office returns.