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The Pirates of Oz

I just put on a DVD for my kids, a Warner Brothers film we paid cold, hard cash for, yet are still forced to sit through a barrage of commercials and previews that range from insipid to insulting. On the … Continue reading

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Dawn of the DMCA

Well, this is a favorite failure of mine. I was working on ideas with Tom Woodard on a Zombie-themed video for copyright, and I insisted on doing my favorite scene from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (you can see … Continue reading

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Finally, US has a copyright czar

This newly minted law which calls for the creation of a ‘Copyright Czar,’ (“an unconstitutional violation of Separation of Powers”) is exactly what we have been waiting for, is it not? Just more charity on the part of the US … Continue reading

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FUD Campus Piracy

photo credit: Invisible Hour With questions looming about our post-modern malaise despite increased connectivity, the hyped hive mind, ever greater access to resources online, we still often find ourselves paralyzed agents in the undertow of information. With such realizations at … Continue reading

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P4P: Universities as techno-corporate thinktanks?

I’m a fan of TorrentFreak, it’s one of those rare blogs that streams interesting news on a very specific subject and openly acknowledges its biases while providing the reader with a ton of information to fend for themselves. In fact, … Continue reading

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BitTorrent: An Educational Autopsy of the Hydra

The Disclaimer comes first 😉 The following post is a ton of stuff I have collected over the last year or two on BitTorrent and its implications for educational institutions. This will all be fodder for an article in the … Continue reading

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Torrent Parties

The blog Torrent Freak is a relatively recent favorite of mine. I have read it sporadically for a while, but it seems like things have been heating up as of late in bitTorrent land as the MPAA and other interest … Continue reading

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Have anti-piracy ads gone too far?

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