Editorial

Editorial or opinion articles

A Response to Huffington Post Blogger on Cybersecurity Act of 2012

While many were relieved that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the senate, one Huffington Post blogger seemed so upset, that he practically insinuated that politicians were not smarter than a fifth grader for not passing an “obvious” bill. We dissect and respond to these comments.


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In Response to Ewan Morrison’s Sky is Falling Piece on ACTA’s Death

After ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) was killed in Europe, many were applauding the secretive agreements demise. One ACTA supporter, Ewan Morrison, took to writing an article in the Guardian to say that everything from journalism to movie making is going to be devastated by this development. We respond to these comments.


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Opinion: News Corp and the Myth of Harm Caused by FileSharing

IIC has been doing a round-table on what it calls “content piracy” in Asia recently. The event caught the attention of Mike Masnick on TechDirt who said that this round table was clearly one-sided. We took a look at the questions and felt like adding a few thoughts as well.


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Telegraph Reporter Compares Illegal Downloading to Drunk Driving

Late last month, the UK High Court ordered ISPs in the UK to prevent users from accessing Swedish BitTorrent website ThePirateBay. While we covered the fact that just about any method that could possibly be used could be circumvented, one report from The Telegraph reporter compared downloading to drinking and driving.


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Opinion – What SOPA Means for a Non-US Citizen

SOPA heads for a vote tomorrow. There’s no question what kind of damage it could do to internet companies, users of the internet, jobs and the economy within the United States. Drew Wilson offers a perspective on what SOPA means as a citizen of a country outside the United States.


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A Response to Don Henley on the PROTECT IP Act

It almost sounds silly that someone could possibly salvage the PROTECT IP Act at this point in time. Still, that doesn’t stop some people from trying to pass off the PROTECT IP act as something that would actually do anything at all to stop piracy. We’d like to respond to this opinion with some counter-arguments


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Editorial: Should We Thank the Hackers for These Security Breaches?

For the past few months or so, there have been numerous stories about security breaches. Earlier in the saga of security breaches, Sony wound up becoming the centre of attention for people breaking in to whatever system Sony had some control over whether it be their network, their website or a host of other hacks.


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Editorial: A UN Controlled Internet Should Never Happen

Earlier today, ZeroPaid reported on the development that some members of the United Nations are demanding that the UN should have the power to control the internet. Drew Wilson is giving his assessment on whether or not this should even happen.


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