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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Three Policies to Rule Them All

In March of this year, Rick produced his ‘Pirate Wheel’. A system that tried to set out his view on what the Pirate Party stands for. I, myself, had my own version, one that was based on 3 legs or pillars, without which there is (in my opinion) no stable support. In March of this […]
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The Consequence of No Consequences

As the smoke clears after riots in several cities in the UK, including my own home city of Liverpool, the underlying question has to be asked ‘why did this happen?’ While some will pass it off as ‘they just want to rob’, that overlooks the question of WHY. As the smoke clears after riots in […]
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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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A New Western Theocracy?

If there was one stand out recommendation on the Hargreaves report on copyright in the UK, it’s that legislation should be made based on evidence, not belief. It sounds obvious, but with an ever-increasing swathe of issues, laws are written based on feelings, beliefs and opinions, rather than actual facts. So, the question is, when […]
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Aussie Piracy study is “Fantasy work”

What do you get if you take one study of estimated data, aggregate it, then use that to generate data on another country on the opposite side of the world? If you’re the content industry, you call that ‘an anti piracy study’ and if you’re a politician, you might call it ‘evidence proving the need […]
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