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The silver lining of the MegaUpload shutdown

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

It's been big news online lately that MegaUpload was shut down. Along with it, many of the other annoying, wait-60-seconds-and-fill-in-this-captcha-or-upgrade-to-premium file sharing services have stopped offering public downloads. A lot of people are understandably upset about this, since in the case of MegaUpload, they don't even have access to their own files anymore.

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Father of the web says US copyright law violates human rights

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Tim Berners-Lee says US government plan to censor the internet violates human rights.

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MPAA Boss Defends Censorships With Blatantly False Claims

http://www.techdirt.com

"They're called rogue sites, and they exist for one purpose only: to make a profit using the Internet to distribute the stolen and counterfeited goods and ideas of others."

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India The Latest To Think About Kicking People Off The Internet

http://www.techdirt.com

They also support preventative detention of potential pirates -- a ridiculous idea that has been put in practice in some areas of India already -- and which the US entertainment industry has encouraged.

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ACTA: An Outdated Agreement That Must Be Rejected

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA's bias and lack of legitimacy should compel the legislative bodies of the negotiating countries to strongly oppose its ratification and acknowledge the necessity to reform patent and copyright law.

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MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

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Home > News > MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”
Oct 21 2010
MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

* Written by Jared Moya
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Irish ISP wins major legal victory against record labels

http://www.techeye.net

UPC, one of Ireland's largest internet service providers, has won a major legal victory against four of the world's most powerful record companies over the much-contested issue of online music piracy.

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Piracy and Free Software

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This essay is a summary of my presentation at the workshop Inlaws and Outlaws, held on August 19-20, 2010 in Split, Croatia. The workshop brought together advocates of piracy with participants in the free culture and free software movements.

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Medieval Copy Protection

http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com

Sometimes people come to me and ask, "How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?" And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance that it really never became much of an issue.

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Life is not read-only

http://www.lifesnotreadonly.net

They say it is piracy.

Downright stealing from other people, that’s what downloading is. You’re taking something for sale and not paying for it. Do you shoplift, or break into houses? Why should you download for free?

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WD12 on ACTA: It's the Final Countdown!

http://www.laquadrature.net

Anyone can give a call to the non-signatories and urge them to sign before Thursday 13h00. Thursday will be the last day for signing WD12.

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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

http://arstechnica.com

A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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The real, and unusual, story between Microsoft and Piracy

http://becausefreedommatters.blogspot.com

In a recent post at Pcmag titled "CSI Redmond: How Microsoft Tracks Down Pirates", the author tells a long, suspenseful and obviously MS-sympathetic tale about Microsoft's epic battles against "criminals and pirates".

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Copying is Not Theft (Ogg Video)

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Simple reminder of how copyright works; pass it on

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The best way to reduce software 'piracy'

http://www.itwire.com

The point of this tale? It just underlines the fact that the entire IT industry is built on overpriced products and services. People working in the business get away with it because IT is a complex business - and they are very good at making it seem even more complex than it is.

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