6 Strikes – Because the DMCA Wasn’t One-Sided Enough

The debut of the 6-strikes system is now on us, and yet we have to wonder why it’s here in the first place. The US already has a robust court system for dealing with alleged infringers (and tens of thousands that have been targeted by it over the last few years can attest to that) […]
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Abandon Integrity, All Ye that Gain Power?

If we had any doubt of the reason we need to be extra vigilant in our work, this month has provided them in spades. But there is one thing that ties everything together, and that is the matter of integrity, and accountability. Through all the issues, those that take the lead are never held to […]
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Consultation response for OFCOM July 2012

Earlier this month saw a follow-up consultation by OFCOM (The Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries) with the snappy title of “Online Infringement of Copyright and the Digital Economy Act 2010 – Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make by order a code for regulating the initial obligations” Earlier this month saw […]
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Bittorrent Panel at Dragon*Con

I’ve been a little quiet in the past few weeks, as I recoup from Dragon*Con and deal with some other things that have come up.The audio recording of my Bittorrent panel is now up!!!!! I’ve been a little quiet in the past few weeks, as I recoup from Dragon*Con and deal with some other things […]
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Web Sheriff Upset at Losing Potential Business Tools.

The Infamous Web Sheriff, John Giacobbi, has today posted an impassioned plea on HuffPost today, about how some aspects of the Digital Economy Act not being implemented are really bad. Of course, he forgets that the law as it is, isn’t killing the industry now The Infamous Web Sheriff, John Giacobbi, has today posted an impassioned plea […]
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The Red Flag Act and P2P

Today, my good friend Rick Falkvinge in his op-ed over at TorrentFreak posted about the Red Flag Act. For those that don’t know, it was a protectionist law enacted in 1865 to slow down steam traction engines, ostensibly because they were a threat, but in reality because they were encroaching on the profits of existing […]
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