2005 was an eventful year that kept the file-sharing community on its toes. 2006 was little different. Without a doubt, file-sharing has had an impact on many levels this year.
Roughly a month ago, a study done on UK artists suggested that, although artists aren’t always experts on copyright law, they seem to gravitate towards the license by instinct.
Back when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was helping hundreds of thousands waste their precious youth on video games, emulation was a big thing among those who wanted to expand on the console gaming experience.
New Zealand is undergoing some copyright changes (Copyright Reform Bill – in PDF and plain text). Many countries have talked – and have acted on – changing Copyright, but the process isn’t typically one without controversy from one side or another.
All music has to come from somewhere. It comes from things like the hi-hat, the snare, the ambient violin, or sometimes the electric guitar.
The eMule content database underwent some upgrades back in August. While those upgrades were important, the latest upgrades made the database not only more secure, but also more functional and user friendly.
While copyright reform seems unlikely to hit this fall at this point, that doesn’t stop Canadians from raising their voices over copyright.
For years, blogging has been a new frontier for both news and gossip. While some blogs are generally quite good at providing users with new content, others have been known to do nothing more than regurgitate news happening elsewhere.
The Dutch organization BREIN took action this week, resulting in the dismantling of two BitTorrent sites.
There may be a ripple effect that is coming out of Bev Oda’s fundraiser that goes beyond bloggers and people of special interests.