Copyright Consultation on ContentID

Automated takedown tooks are a pain. They’re very much a case of “If X = Y Then do Z” As such, they’re really unsuitable for anything beyond automated detection of something, and they certainly shouldn’t be used as a means of automated enforcement of anything. Shira Perlmutter doesn’t think like that though, as we discussed […]
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Tetch Talk Ep 4 – 10 Years After SOPA/PIPA

Ten years ago, the internet, including this site, blacked out in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the PROTECTIP Act. In this special episode I talk about the history of the protest, and what led to it. Long Time readers here would know that, prior to the protest, I called SOPA supporters A […]
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Tetch Talk Ep 2 – Peter Sunde on 15 Years Since the TPB Raid

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how long it’s been since a certain thing happened. Today it’s the turn of the Pirate Bay raid, which happened 15 years ago today. So who better to talk to about it than one of the subjects of the raid, the always delightful Peter ‘Brokep’ Sunde, the face of TPB […]
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CDA 230 Love Poetry

There’s a whole shit-show about the Communications Decency Act Section 230 – better known as CDA230 – and how many want it to be gone. It’s incredibly misunderstood by many, who think it gives special permissions for certain social media companies to do what they want without consequences, or that it requires some sort of […]
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Encryption With A Back Door Is NOT Encryption

There’s been an increasing call in recent weeks and months for encryption to have government ‘backdoors’ put into them. This is a bad idea. No really, it’s an incredibly bad idea. Even if we took the assumption that it is a push that’s made with only the purest of intentions, and the government universal key […]
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Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed by government officials looking to – as they put it – “deal with crime”, when it’s just an excuse to expand surveilance and extend control. Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed […]
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