Dragon*Con EFForums Track Panels 2012

The 2012 Dragoncon EFForums track schedule is up. I’m working the track again this year, and doing a lot of the sound work, and some video. I’m also down for two panels, (plus 3 more in the Brit Track at present that I’m still waiting for details on) and since the schedule is now out, […]
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A SOPA Supporter is Just A WIMP

If there’s one thing that makes US Politics amusing, it’s the sheer effort that is put into legislation, or at least the legislation’s name. Wrap a bill in a catchy backronym, even if it is the opposite of the bill, and it is almost certain to pass! If there’s one thing that makes US Politics […]
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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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TPB Raid – 5 Years On, Still Going Strong

It’s now been 5 years since the Pirate Bay was raided by Swedish police, after extensive ‘urging’ by US trade groups and politicians. 5 years of wrangling to take down that bastion of piracy, that cocker-of-snoots to the influential and rich, and that distributor of torrent files and magnet links (and NOTHING ELSE!) When it […]
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Andrew Orlowski: Drunk, Unethical, or Just Plain Crap?

In the old days, reporting was easy. You took the facts of the story, and arranged them into a nice pleasant format that makes for easier reading. Nowadays, however, “Journalism” means taking a set of facts, discarding those that don’t fit with the story you aim to write, and then writing a piece of prose […]
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Hey Pirates, Why the Vitriol?

A post on the 1709 blog last week asks why P2P users have such anger at organisations that represent artists, and who create the content they share. The p2pers must blame someone, and who better than the fat-cats, is the suggestion there, but is it really that simple? The piece focuses on the aftermath of the filesoup […]
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