Archive for 2010/08/27
If I’m not pirating apps, and you aren’t, and no one knows anyone who is, where is the piracy coming from?Posted: 2010/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Stats / reports
In the case of my app, I thought it would be interesting to try and identify which parts of the world were spawning the most pirates.
suit against their controversial illegal broadband ISP file sharing threat letters
American wireless customers are paying less for cell phone service than they did a decade ago, but they have fewer choices of carriers, a report from the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
If Io sounds familiar, that’s because they were also one of the first to sue a video site for infringement, in this case Veoh, in a lawsuit that Io lostPosted: 2010/08/27 in Litigation
Perfect 10 Loses Again, As Court Says DMCA Notices Need To Be Properly Filed
The progression of developments under the DMCA has almost uniformly been in the direction of recognizing greater rights for users and fewer rights for copyright ownersPosted: 2010/08/27 in Copyright, Education / Awareness
Southern African Music Collection Society Fighting Attempt To Put Public Domain Works Under CopyrightPosted: 2010/08/27 in Legislation
Deceptive CEOs and CFOs use more references to general knowledge, fewer non-extreme positive emotions words, fewer references to shareholders value and value creationPosted: 2010/08/27 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
Execs who use above-average amounts of expletives are also more likely to be crooked
Ofcom will encourage ISPs to be transparent about traffic management, but won’t ask them to detail the information in a standard formatPosted: 2010/08/27 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Net Neutrality, Public Policy
“Ofcom stressed that they are open-minded about how they achieve consumer transparency, eg self-, co-, or proper regulation but they also pointed to Commissioner Kroes’ statement that ‘transparency is non-negotiable”
Interestingly, Google will be entirely absent from a day-long net neutrality seminar hosted by the Broadband Stakeholder Group next week. Attendees include Ofcom and EU reps, CDNs and network vendors, ITV and Canvas, and all the biggest ISPs. It’ll be left to Skype to argue the case for a Free Lunch.
Who wrote that cable-backed North Carolina bill targeting municipal broadband? Cable did. And the legislator who sponsored it is proud of his role as a water carrier. Why, he’s better than Gunga Din!
The two studios are suing Triton Media, alleged to have provided advertising consulting and referrals for nine websites identified as “one-stop-shops” for infringing works.
Dutch political party Green Left (Groen Links) is completely fed up with the ACTA Treaty’s haziness, reports Webwereld. One of Webwereld’s readers tipped off Mariko Peters (GL) about ACTA’s continuing secret negotiations as well as contradictions in communications about possible changes in Dutch law as a result of the Treaty. Maria van der Hoeven, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs replied.
While most would never confuse Teachbook as as a subsidiary or affiliate of Facebook, the suit alleges that Teachbook is attempting to profit by the Facebook name.