As galling as it may be, About.com actually has a post called “The Best Torrent Downloading Software 2013.” And who is the winner of the best client to use for stealing music and movies? “Here they are: the most popular ‘music pirate’ downloading software for torrent file sharing. This list is compiled from hundreds of […]
Notice that Cohen never–never–acknowledges that his uTorrent application powers an advertising supported piracy model or even that there is an advertising supported piracy model. People download music for free from Facebook and Myspace. Right. Also note that he says all the BitTorrent employees are in San Francisco–that doesn’t include the development team in Belarus, I […]
A new poll from DamntheScience!
For those of you who haven’t heard about it, the London School of Economics allowed some lecturers to post a “study” on the LSE’s website that has some very questionable assumptions in it–not to mention overtly misquoting actual econometric studies. It is striking that this paper was merely posted on the LSE’s website, a convenient […]
The results-oriented “study” from the media lecturers at the London School of Economics sets out to “prove” that the graduated response law in the UK should be “reviewed” (which really means “stopped” as the authors later revealed in a blog post): The experiences of other countries that have implemented punitive measures against individual online copyright […]
Originally posted on Music Industry Blog:
The renowned LSE this week published a paper arguing against implementation of the UK’s Digital Economy Act and calling for policy makers to recognize that piracy is not hurting the music industry but is in fact helping parts of it grow. To these academic researchers the findings probably feel…
I participated on a panel at the 2013 USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business on October 5 in Los Angeles. The topic was the erosion of copyright, not just through a lack of enforcement, but through permissive misinterpretation of the intentions of Congress. My presentation was based on the briefing on brand sponsored piracy […]