Yearly Archives: 2010

Pay-What-You-Want Game Sale Closes Totaling $1.8 Million

The Humble Indie Bundle 2, a sequel to the overwhelmingly successful Humble Indie Bundle pay-what-you-want model for selling games closed earlier this week. The sale by independent video-game developer Wolfire earned a total of $1,824,476.16, easily surpassing the previous total of $1.27 Million.

Spanish Web Censorship Supporter Calls Opponents Dictators, Cowards and Likens Them to Terrorists

There are very few times we see someone who supports restricting copyright laws that are so direct, but Alejandro Sanz probably should win an award for most direct and honest opinion (and maybe rather asinine as well) of those who don’t agree with his point of view on matters. Still, it appears to be quite […]

Report: Spanish Minister Vows to Pass Site Blocking Anyway

A few days ago, we reported on the defeat of web censorship in Spain where ISPs would be mandated to block websites if the government ordered them to block them over copyright infringement. The law was brought forth due to US industry threats, lobbying and pressure. Now, news is surfacing that the defeat won’t be […]

RIAA Wants Mastercard to Cut Off MegaUpload

In a move seemingly inspired by the US government pressuring credit card companies and online payment services to cut off Wikileaks, the MPAA and RIAA are reportedly trying to get Mastercard, and presumably other credit card companies, to cut off sites like MegaUpload and other file-sharing and streaming sites. Some observers suggest that this is […]

US Pressure Backfires as Site Blocking is Voted Down in Spain

There’s been a major development in Spain recently. The Ley de Economia Sostenible (Sustainable Economy Act) in Spain now no longer has the highly controversial provision of mandating ISPs to block websites suspected of facilitating copyright infringing activities. While the war is not over yet over the so-called “Sinde Act”, it seems to be a […]

Wikileaks: US Threatened Spain to Implement Three Strikes Law

Earlier, we reported that the MPAA, RIAA and the BSA had influenced the push for HADOPI in France according to the Wikileaks ever-present cablegate story. It now turns out that US influence has also been directed at Spain as well. The threat? Implement a three strikes law or be put on the watch list.