editorial


Opinion: Combining Several Bad Ideas Won’t Stop Piracy

By Drew Wilson Last week, a report suggested that the government agency HADOPI was gearing up to combine website blocking, three strikes laws, search engine demotion and the cutting off of forms of revenue as a means to try and put the squeeze on piracy. Drew Wilson offers his opinion on the matter. One thing


Opinion: John Manley’s 5 Points for CETA Don’t Add Up

By Drew Wilson John Manley, chief executive of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, recently wrote an opinion piece in which he offers five points on why everyone should be supportive of CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). Drew Wilson responds with his own rebuttal to the piece. While I was getting swamped by the



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.