Their brains simply default to “no copyright = no money,” and thus, to them the argument “but these things cost money to make” makes sense. But that’s only true if they don’t hear what we say, and don’t realize that we are talking about ways to make money — just without relying on copyright to do so
Archive for May, 2011
Incentivizing creativity by people who create things, and not large institutions who prey on them and have for yearsPosted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness
Many theaters are showing digital projections of regular “2D” movies that look really bad because projectionists don’t remove 3D lensesPosted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness
Google accused of stealing PayPal’s mobile payment secrets – Exec defected for Google ‘while brokering Android pact for PayPal’Posted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness, Google
What if, instead of decrypting the content of a message, you found a correlation between the encrypted data and its meaning – without having to crack the code itself?Posted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness
Facebook users can already use Spotify’s streaming music service to share playlists and songs, but a new partnership will bring much deeper integrationPosted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness, Future Developments?, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
The controversial PROTECT IP Act unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, now heads over to the Senate for further consideration and another votePosted: 2011/05/27 in Blocking, Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, Public Policy
Several major entertainment industry companies including Columbia Pictures and Universal Music have updated the injunction against the founders of The Pirate BayPosted: 2011/05/27 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
EU Commission Proposes New IP Rules, With More Weight On Enforcement & Making ISPs Police The InternetPosted: 2011/05/26 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Public Policy
See also: http://vrritti.com/2011/05/25/a-single-market-for-intellectual-property-rights-boosting-creativity-and-innovation-to-provide-economic-growth-high-quality-jobs-and-first-class-products-and-services-in-europe/
Proving that information posted online is indelible and trivial to mine, an academic researcher has dumped names, email addresses and biographical information made available in 35 million Google Profiles into a massive database that took just one month to assemblePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Stats / reports
University of Amsterdam Ph.D. student Matthijs R. Koot said he compiled the database as an experiment to see how easy it would be for private detectives, spear phishers and others to mine the vast amount of personal information stored in Google Profiles. The verdict: It wasn’t hard at all. Unlike Facebook policies that strictly forbid the practice, the permissions file for the Google Profiles URL makes no prohibitions against indexing the list.
Netflix overtakes Bittorrent as traffic champ – Copyright-holders should wake up and smell the coffeePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
BT reserves, and makes use of, the right to remotely detect all devices connected to LANs owned by its broadband customers – for their own good, of course.