It may have been a long time coming. The French government has announced that it would no longer be disconnecting alleged copyright infringer’s from the Internet. Instead, it’ll be focused on commercial piracy and merely issuing fines instead.
Ridiculously over-inflated numbers are nothing new for rights holders. Many in the past have pointed out the errors of the methodology such as one download does not mean one lost sale. Rather than correct the methodological errors, some rights holders seem to choose to double down on these lofty numbers as seems to be the […]
The NSA surveillance scandal doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon. Now, if Google has its way, what data the government has been asking for could simply be, well, a Google search away.
It’s an evolution of habits. Instead of opening a newspaper, many are turning to the Internet to find out what is happening in this world today. Unfortunately, it seems that part of the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) reform could inadvertently make it a criminal offense for teenagers to view many well-read news sites.
A recently announced bill in the US would create a “Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator”, but critics charge that this is merely a Hollywood ambassador to the world.
There’s been a rise of opinions amongst supporters of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that needs to be addressed. The opinion is that if you are against the TPP for whatever reason, that automatically means you are against free trade. Drew Wilson tackles this assumption head on.
We talk a lot about national and international copyright laws a lot, but one of the issues that receives less attention is how individual users can deal with legal threats by rights holders whenever they, say, get caught uploading copyright infringing material. Adam Urbanczyk, Principal Attorney of TorrentLitigation.com wants to be a solution for users […]
A US marine veteran is in custody after making comments on Facebook about 9/11 conspiracy theories. In addition to being detained, he is reportedly being forced to undergo psychiatric testing as well. For me, this case disturbs me, but for reasons no one else seems to be even covering at all.
While the focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Canadian media has simply been that any trade deal is a good deal for Canada, the New Zealand Green Party has been busy trying to raise awareness over the dangerous known propvisions within the secretive agreement. They are not only taking their fight to the government […]
For a lot of Torrent users, Demonoid was a one stop shop for a lot of different kinds of content. It was one of a handful of sites that had such name recognition. Billed by many as a “semi-private” tracker, the site introduced a number of users to the world of private BitTorrent trackers. Now […]