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The cost of software piracy
The enormous dollar amounts the software industry throws around in its PR campaigns about software 'piracy' are purely imaginary.
Gimme the Loot
Once the heroes of nations, pirates went from being state-sponsored champions to tolerated annoyances to the basest sort of criminals. Henry Morgan was knighted after plundering Panama in 1674; fifty ...
Pirating Creativity: The MPAA Is Going After Schoolchildren
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) goes all-out enforce its “intellectual property” claims upon those who would dare share and distribute media.
Radical Digressions 3
'Feels like blackmail': Canada needs to take a hard look at its piracy notice system
Copyright infringement notices spark fear and confusion among some Canadians
Some anti-piracy firms routinely send out letters demanding hundreds of dollars from Canadians for alleged illegal downloads. And if they don't pay up, recipients are told they could face legal action...
Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition
Student who set up website posting links to TV and film content fears being used as a guinea pig by Hollywood giants
Richard O'Dwyer's web-linking site would place him at the heart of the titanic running battle between the Hollywood giants – struggling to keep their beleaguered business model intact in the online er...