Politics & P2P Podcast in the Making

As anyone who’s been around me for a while knows, I’m not the most regular poster. It can be a month or so between posts, if not longer, and the posts vary in subject and (unfortunately) quality. What you don’t see is the half-written pieces, and starts and stops that go on. So I want […]
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Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality 2017

If you need a bit of background on what the Net Neutrality battle is about, you can read the history of this specific battle (which started with a news story based on research I led) that I wrote last week. Or you can watch the video of me explaining and responding to some comments in […]
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UK IPO Hunting Piracy Suppression Validator

Anti-Piracy efforts have never gone as planned. Enforcement actions have never produced the results that were promised, so what can be done? The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is now looking to commission outside research to evaluate just how effective its policies are, and how better enforcement can be made more effective to meet industry-led […]
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Dragon Con 2016

So, this is normally the time I’d release my schedule of panels for this years Dragon Con, so people interested in seeing me (both of you) can look there instead of sending me a message the usual way. I was actually down for several panels, but a week or two back I realised I wouldn’t […]
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Prenda Principle Paul’s Property Seized to Pay Bankruptcy Debts

It’s not been a good year for Paul Hansmeier, the Prenda attorney-turned-“ADA Champion”. He’s been hit with counter-claims on his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits which claim thousands in damages from local companies despite no actual issues. This was followed in May by an appeal hearing on Judge Wright’s infamous Star Trek order where […]
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NO to 10 Years Imprisonment For Copyright Infringement

The UK Government (via it’s misnamed “Intellectual Property Office”) just held a consultation on copyright infringement. In comparison to previous ones, this one was simple, and had only one question. Should the maximum custodial sentence available for online and offline copyright infringement of equal seriousness be harmonised at 10 years? Please justify your answer and […]
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