AntiPiracy Group Not So Sure About Piracy Claims

Enforcement of copyright is essential according to some, but the reasons why are often based more on emotion than fact. One lobby group, in an attempt to break into the ‘fact’ sphere, is having such a hard time finding any, they’ve decided to crowdsource the effort. Piracy is bad, it’s killing industries, costing people jobs […]
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LiveBlog – Prenda’s “Good Old Fashioned Bench Slapping”

Many are aware of the impending courtroom dustup in the Prenda case. For those that aren’t, here’s the worlds briefest precis (from the worlds most longwinded blogger). Prenda and a slew of other companies are the creation of half a dozen people, (mostly lawyers, but some are imaginary). These companies try to sue people under copyright […]
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Early Hands-on with Dotcom’s new MEGA

Tonight, the tech world news will contain Mega coverage of Kim Dotcom, as his much-publicised service launches in New Zealand. The launch comes exactly 1 year after the US-led armed raid of Dotcom’s mansion. I was lucky to get an early invite, and eagerly tested it to see if it has been worth the hype. […]
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Dragon*Con 2012 Report And Roundup

It’s been almost a week, so there’s been a bit of time to decompress and relax from Dragoncon. It was a hell of an event, and one that’s taken me some time to recover from, as I picked up a nasty case of ConCrud (which is still with me). I’ve also been hard at work, […]
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No, Comcast is NOT Monitoring Your Connection

Letters and emails have been sent out for P2P use for many years, but people still don’t fully understand what they are, and what they mean. This confusion is only going to get worse as the planned 6-strike deadline gets here. Despite the proposed ‘six strikes’ measure being delayed, it’s still coming, as Verizon confirmed […]
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[HoM] Rant Factor 9, Scotty

A quick one, but perhaps the funnier for it. What do you do when you don’t bother to check basic facts, or guidelines? Well, if you’re like one person, you go on a rant. A quick one, but perhaps the funnier for it. What do you do when you don’t bother to check basic facts, […]
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