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Derek Khanna's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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It's a pleasure to write about my favorite Techdirt posts of the week. I have been a longtime fan of Techdirt and can attest that the small tech literate crowd (yes it exists) on Capitol Hill are also avid readers. I was the Capitol Hill staffer who worked for House...
Derek Khanna's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

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Yesterday I reported on a Motorola Mobility v. Microsoft trial in Mannheim, Germany, where the wholly-owned Google subsidiary desperately tried to argue that a grant-back clause in an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) license agreement between Microsoft and Google wouldn't apply to Microsoft's implementation of the DirectPush part of EAS. And I...
Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

Hate SOPA (or love it)? Here’s a chance to have a voice in IP law

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If you’re among the throng of citizens outraged by questionable legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA, the White House has a deal for you. On Monday, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel called on all interested parties to submit their comments and suggestions for how the United...
Hate SOPA (or love it)? Here’s a chance to have a voice in IP law

Streaming Forward: Where Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

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The streaming content landscape during the past four quarters of 2012 has been eventful, to say the least. Industry activity was fast and furious, and major changes dramatically impacted the service offerings and consumer choices for what content audiences select and how they decide to consume it. Given the changes...
Streaming Forward: Where Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

French ISP blocks online ads by default - just a beta feature glitch?

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One of the largest ISPs in France, Free, pushed out an update to its FreeBox routers this week. And they kind of broke the web with this one – or at least one of its primary funding models. The update got pushed out on Wednesday, with one of its new...
French ISP blocks online ads by default - just a beta feature glitch?

BitTorrent distances itself from piracy by claiming connection to Facebook, Twitter code deployment

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BitTorrent on Tuesday launched a new marketing campaign to distance itself from piracy: DoesBitTorrentEqualPiracy.com. On the site, the company lists over 50 ways it has helped the Internet build and distribute great content, build a relationship with a massive audience, and other interesting quick facts. For example, BitTorrent is the...
BitTorrent distances itself from piracy by claiming connection to Facebook, Twitter code deployment

Indian Music Industry Exec Says The Unthinkable: 'Internet Piracy Is A Good Thing'

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If you've followed this site for any length of time, you've heard many opinions on file sharing from many different people. While there are many who have taken a pragmatic or even receptive approach to file sharing (and seen a bunch of "freeloaders" cough up a whole lot of cash),...
Indian Music Industry Exec Says The Unthinkable: 'Internet Piracy Is A Good Thing'

It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

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Last week, we noted how the anti-SOPA protest had woken up people around the globe to one of the legacy content industry's favorite tricks: sneaking dreadful IP expansionist policies through international trade agreements. In particular, it woke people up to ACTA, an agreement that was basically a done deal, and...
It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios

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MPAA plan aims to counter public support for British student facing extradition to the US on copyright chargesThe mother of Richard O'Dwyer, who is facing extradition to the US on copyright charges over his website TVShack.net, has reacted angrily after a leaked memo exposed a fresh lobbying effort by Hollywood...
Richard O'Dwyer: leaked memo exposes lobbying by Hollywood studios

Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is spearheading a fresh attempt to block the extradition of a British student to the United States over copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer was arrested and bailed in 2010 for being the owner and operator of TVShack, a “resource site” which allowed people to search for...
Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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This week, it turned out that the Righthaven saga was not quite over. The denouement led Arsik Vek to win most insightful comment of the week--and second funniest comment of the week--by summing up the story: So, to make sure I'm getting this right.... 1) Stephens Media decides to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Sponsored post: U.K. at the heart of mobile content

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Mobile content is a great example of the U.K.’s growing international reputation for high-tech innovation. The overall U.K. mobile content market is worth some $1.6 billion each year. This is an irresistible draw for overseas investors. Lucrative opportunities exist across the board. The U.K. app market, for example, is currently...
Sponsored post: U.K. at the heart of mobile content
Why Aereo Is Not Zediva, From A to Z

The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom

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The Daily, a boldly innovative publication – in the platform sense – is over. It’s never pleasant to see a newspaper of any form go under. However, there are lessons to be made from its birth, growth, and eventual demise that have wide implications for the content industry that are...
The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom
Sponsor post: As paid content booms, will ad opportunities shrink?

The Apple Television Is Coming, This Is Why It's Going To Be Revolutionary (AAPL)

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Apple analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has a big report on Apple's plans for the TV industry. He says it's a question of "when" Apple releases its television, not "if" now. However, he says a lot of analysts are hung up on the idea that Apple will not release...
The Apple Television Is Coming, This Is Why It's Going To Be Revolutionary (AAPL)

Watch live on TNW: The future of the music industry explored at Midem's Visionary Monday

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One of the highlights of annual music industry tradeshow Midem is its Visionary Monday conference strand, where thought leaders from the music business and beyond share their thoughts about the future. With music and technology so tightly intertwined these days, there’s sure to be a lot to interest you, dear...
Watch live on TNW: The future of the music industry explored at Midem's Visionary Monday

uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

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BitTorrent Inc. has an image problem, or at least that’s what some people appear to believe. Today the San Francisco company launched a website to answer the question of whether or not BitTorrent equals piracy. “We hear this question all the time,” BitTorrent Inc. CEO Eric Klinker explains. “We hear...
uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

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Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s, I have fond memories of watching Bill Kurtis on Channel 2 news. He was sort of a local Walter Cronkite--the personification of the news. At our house, he was on every night. So I felt some nostalgia when I got a...
Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

The Stupidity Of The 'Just Go Without' Argument

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Every time a major player in the content industry does something obtuse or flat-out malevolent in an effort to preserve whatever "market share" or "positioning" it feels is more important than actually serving customers the way they prefer to be served, the discussion turns to the benefits of piracy. Pirated...
The Stupidity Of The 'Just Go Without' Argument

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Trolls, as we all know, have a tendency to derail the conversation. But once in a while, the result is that they send it hurtling down a path of insight and hilarity--and that's what happened this week. Three out of four top-voted comments came in response to one of our...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

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Given the renewed attention in the Richard O'Dwyer case, it's good to see UK MP Tom Watson speak out eloquently against the extradition. Watson hits on a bunch of good points, starting with the fact that O'Dwyer was "hung out to dry" by UK politicians who don't seem to even...
UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

Canada's New Copyright Bill: The Good, The Bad and The Undecided

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After three failed attempts over the past seven years, copyright changes are coming to Canada. Bill C-11 enters the final stage of committee review next week, and after that it's all-but-guaranteed to pass into law. As Michael Geist puts it, "while there will still be some additional opportunities for debate—third...
Canada's New Copyright Bill: The Good, The Bad and The Undecided

Time Warner Invests $36 Million In YouTube Network Maker Studios

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Time Warner has officially entered the YouTube content industry by investing $36 million into Maker Studios, a prominent network on the video-sharing site that gets roughly 2 billion views a month. (So much for the rumors of Yahoo snapping up the network!) The Time Warner Investments group deal is for $1 million...
Time Warner Invests $36 Million In YouTube Network Maker Studios

Antigua's threat to plunder American intellectual property: Video explains it all

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Antigua ruffled feathers this week when it announced plans (PDF) to retaliate against American gambling prohibitions by disregarding U.S. intellectual property rules. In theory, this could mean a free-for-all on music, movies and software. The tiny Caribbean nation says a WTO victory against the United States means it can use...
Antigua's threat to plunder American intellectual property: Video explains it all
Deadspin Launches Indiegogo Campaign, Asks America to Determine Market Value of Ryan Lochte DickPic

Tom Watson adds voice to campaign to stop Richard O'Dwyer extradition

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Labour MP joins Wikipedia founder in condemning extradition of Sheffield student to US for alleged copyright infringementLabour MP Tom Watson, who in his role on the culture and media select committee was one of the driving forces behind the investigation into phone hacking at News International, has spoken out against...
Tom Watson adds voice to campaign to stop Richard O'Dwyer extradition

Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"

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Table stakes in the online content industry these days is owning the rights to "exclusive" content, and Microsoft took a small step in that direction, agreeing to distribute Pulp, a "comedy about comics," which premieres Monday on its own Xbox platform. "Microsoft might not seem like the obvious partner for...
Microsoft Movie Deal Makes The Xbox 'A Player' - Premieres "Pulp"

The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

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I've pointed out before that, contrary to the smug insistence of many people who dislike this site, I don't download any unauthorized content. At all. In 1999 I had Napster on my computer, but I was stuck on a dialup connection, so I never had a chance to test it...
The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

Fred Wilson to Media Execs: ‘Everybody, and I Mean Everybody, Is a Pirate’

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Mr. Wilson, right. At the Paley Center for Media yesterday, New York tech's paterfamilias Fred Wilson offered something largely absent from recent anti-SOPA debates: a plan for an alternative. Better yet, he wasn't just preaching to the choir. Rather, the Union Square Ventures managing partner broke on through to the...
Fred Wilson to Media Execs: ‘Everybody, and I Mean Everybody, Is a Pirate’
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