Comcast and Time Warner – Time for a New Solution?

The proposed merger between Time Warner Cable(TWC), and Comcast/NBCUniversal is a boon for the company, but a disaster waiting to happen for consumers all across the US, if not the world. The impact isn’t just on Comcast subscribers, or NBC viewers, or the TWC consumers, but all across the US, as a massive incumbent poised […]
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Lawyer Confused by Creative Commons

When it comes to copyright, everyone’s an expert it seems. And often, what they think they know they really don’t. This is actually MORE common than you’d think with lawyers, who often become experts in a certain type of law, and think they can lecture other kinds. It’s not so rare, Law professors make lousy […]
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You Won’t Believe Who is Behind Public Bittorrent Trackers Going Down So Often

Bittorrent Trackers go down a lot. If you’ve ever used torrents, you’ll know the frustration of one that won’t start, because the trackers are down. The reason for it will amaze you! Ok, I thought I’d give a go at a buzzfeed-style headline, but the question is one that’s probably run through your mind at […]
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Checksums are Not Encryption and Other Media Fallacies

There are a lot of people that seem to have some confusion about the differences between checksums, encryption, and compression. It’s not just Grandpa and Cousin Doris that are a bit mystified though, it’s often a lot of tech journalists, and the police/judiciary. At their most basic, the two things might seem alike. They’re ways […]
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Valenti’s Boston Ripper Storms Apple Trial

Today, during the Apple-Samsung patent trial case, a blast from the past was resurrected by Apple. During final statements before a Jury would consider damages in a rehearing of the massive patent infringement suit, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny channelled the spirit of MPAA honcho and copyright maximalist Jack Valenti. Today, during the Apple-Samsung patent trial […]
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Prenda Wants it Both Ways in Arizona

Recently, we had a liveblog event concerning a Prenda hearing in Arizona. That case, AF Holdings v David Harris, is one of the many on-going where the judge is starting to ask some ‘pointed’ questions. In particular, Friday’s hearing was to ask a certain list of questions, which are listed to the side. In a […]
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