Judge Calls Prenda an “Ingenious Crooked Extortionate Operation”

Today was the long-awaited appeals court hearing in the ongoing Prenda saga. Almost exactly two years after Judge Otis Wright went sci-fi on Prenda and its principles, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held an appeals hearing requested by Prenda on the sanctions, and it was not a pretty day for Prenda. Today was the […]
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Should Anonymous Give Up

To many the decentralized nature of ‘Anonymous’ is a boon. There’s no head to lop off, no central point of contact. It’s also a detrement too, as any fool can jump up, shout something inflammatory and lead the mob on a rampage. They also like to hide behind anonymity, especially on services like Twitter, where […]
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[UPDATED] Nominet, The ICO, and the Importance of Privacy

*UPDATE* November 4 2013 – the ICO has responded to this. See bottom History is defined by its ages. In the past we’ve had the middles ages, then we went through the industrial revolution, and became part of the industrial age, where machinery and manufacturing was key. Over the last 30 years, however, we’ve gone […]
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Copyright Maximalists Can’t Even Tell the Truth About Their Events

It’s become a bit of a cliché nowadays, that those in the copyright maximalist gig can’t tell the truth on anything .Their studies are filled with bogus claims, their press releases are questionable, and the DMCA notices they spew out seem to best be described as following a Spray and Pray strategy. Until now though, […]
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Dawn Prestwich Pines for the Past

Yesterday Dawn Prestwich penned an agonising plea for help, one seeking desperately for assistance with a terrible affliction. Only kidding. Yesterday Dawn Prestwich longed for a desire to return to the TV world of 30 years ago, in a thoroughly predictable rant in Hollywood newspaper Variety.The main target of her rant was Hana Beshara, the jailed […]
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Qentis Business Plan Doesn’t Add Up

There’s a claim by a Russian company called Qentis about creating ‘all images’ to try and monetise copyright by basically ‘creating all copyright’. It builds on an idea I helped explore at TorrentFreak back in 2011 on Quantum Computers. At the heart of both, is the idea of generating all content, mathematically. The problem is, […]
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