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isoHunt: the industry is threatening the freedom of expression

isoHunt: the industry is threatening the freedom of expression

The owner of isoHunt is currently dealing with the copyright industry in the BC Supreme Court fighting off 26 major record labels. The site has recently argued that the biggest threat to innovation and freedom of expression is the copyright industry itself. And he's right.

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DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

DRM – Once Bitten, Twice Shy

What purpose does DRM solve when things like this happen to ordinary people who are just trying to watch a movie? (source = reddit): Seriously.  What the hell?  I can read this message and kind of figure out what the problem might be and where to go to fix it but most users can’t.  A legitimate consumer who has paid for this content cannot use it because of some crap DRM that the publisher has put on it.  The...

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Wil Wheaton agrees with me. Piracy is caused by the entertainment industry.

Wil Wheaton agrees with me.  Piracy is caused by the entertainment industry.

The following interview was filmed after the Eureka panel at ComicCon.  Wil Wheaton describes why he feels that piracy is caused by the lack of will of the entertainment industry to provide reasonable alternatives and get rid of shitty DRM: Wil Wheaton: As soon as the entertainment industry provides an alternative to bit-torrent — or an alternative to piracy — that makes it easy for honest people to get access to the...

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Report shows that Pirates are good consumers, don’t cost MPAA money.

Report shows that Pirates are good consumers, don’t cost MPAA money.

“The movie and music industry think pirates are criminals and parasites who cost both industries billions of dollars in lost sales. In order to prove this fact a number of studies have been commissioned to help demonstrate the effect a pirate has on sales of entertainment. GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world and is often used by the movie industry to carry out research and studies into piracy....

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MPAA provides proof that piracy is NOT affecting their bottom line…

MPAA provides proof that piracy is NOT affecting their bottom line…

The MPAA has released a report stating for the second year in a row they have smashed their previous box office world sales records.  But wait, I thought that dirty pirates were hurting your sales, and the US economy by billions?  What about all those stuntmen that are telling me (via ads prior to theatrical releases in cinemas no less!!!) that they are going to lose their jobs? Here it is, straight from the lying horses...

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