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Game of Thrones: Most Pirated Show of 2012

Game of Thrones: Most Pirated Show of 2012

According to Forbes, HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones is on track to become the most pirated TV show of 2012.

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DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

DRM a ‘Waste of Money’ – Paradox CEO

I have discussed at length the facts surrounding DRM – It offers nothing to gamers and only hurts the legitimate consumers being the biggest.  Lately Gabe Newell from Valve has stated that ‘Piracy is a service problem’ and now Fred Wester, CEO of Paradox (the people that brought you Magicka!) has reiterated these thoughts and has gone so far as to call DRM a ‘waste of money’. “I’m surprised that...

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Piracy is a service problem

Piracy is a service problem

Gabe Newell, the CEO and co-founder of Valve is a god to gamers.  A shining light for all that is still pristine and undamaged by greed and DRM.  Lately he was quoted by The Cambridge Student as saying: “Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem.  If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, puchasable from the convenience of your personal computer and the legal provider says the...

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How to install JDownloader in Linux Mint

How to install JDownloader in Linux Mint

JDownloader is a download manager that allows you to store all of your logon credentials for all the different download services.  It also allows you to time your downloads around limits from download services if you do not have a premium account.  Like most download managers it also checks the availability of the files and reads your clipboard so you don’t even have to paste in the links. I have been running this app for...

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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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