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MPAA [Wrongly] Downplays Hollywood's Role In Keeping Piracy Alive

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Over the years we have published dozens of articles on the reasons why people choose to pirate media. Time and time again “availability” comes out as one of the main motivations in both surveys and anecdotal reports. Yesterday David Pogue highlighted this issue in Scientific American by pointing out that...
MPAA [Wrongly] Downplays Hollywood's Role In Keeping Piracy Alive

ISPs Set to Take 'Mitigating Measures' to Protect Copyrights

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org Some of the largest Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country are set to take steps aimed at stopping to illegal downloads. The penalties can result in the repeat offenders losing their internet access, though providers say it doesn’t have to go that far. Wired names the participants...
ISPs Set to Take 'Mitigating Measures' to Protect Copyrights

Legality is no defense: UKNova shuttered despite respect for copyright holders

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As repugnant as the behavior of the RIAA and MPAA has been over the past decade, it’s hard to argue against the fact that sites like The Pirate Bay exist to facilitate content theft and avoid the minor issue of having to pay for stuff. But what do you do...
Legality is no defense: UKNova shuttered despite respect for copyright holders

Paramount Wants To Talk To Students About How They're All Thieves & Then Ask For Ideas On What To Do

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As Hollywood struggles to come up for breath and understand the nature of what hit them last month in the SOPA/PIPA debate, it appears they're still thinking that part of this is an "education" issue -- and if they could just tell young people how evil file sharing is that...
Paramount Wants To Talk To Students About How They're All Thieves & Then Ask For Ideas On What To Do

Fairfax and content theft

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Fairfax and content theft

The new Mega: a privacy triumph or just more content theft?

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The new Mega: a privacy triumph or just more content theft?
Google execs: We’re doing everything we can to stop piracy

New Managed Content Protection from CloudFlare

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It's been a few years since we checked back on CloudFlare's distributed DNS and content delivery services. Last week, the company announced a new feature called ScrapeShield, which adds five new types of content protection to the company's panoply of services. Sponsor The new services include: Reputation security-based content protection....
New Managed Content Protection from CloudFlare

How Does The Penalty For 'Content Theft' Match Up With Similar 'Crimes'?

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We've discussed, for years, how copyright maximalists have continually played with and twisted the language to make infringement sound much, much worse. For years, of course, they liked to just call it "piracy," though in the last few years, they've sometimes shied away from that word, complaining that it made...
How Does The Penalty For 'Content Theft' Match Up With Similar 'Crimes'?

Chris Dodd Says MPAA Is On The Wrong Track; We Agree

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Over at the Cannes Film Festival, MPAA boss Chris Dodd apparently told Variety that the MPAA is "on the wrong track" when it calls infringement "theft." "We're in a transformative period with an explosion of technology that's going to need content... We're going to have to be more subtle and...
Chris Dodd Says MPAA Is On The Wrong Track; We Agree

Court Orders SOPA-style Blackout of 100+ Music Sites

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“Content theft is a global problem and we must have a global commitment to solving it. This is an important opportunity for the Indian government to move forward with strong protections against online theft,” MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd told the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry...
Court Orders SOPA-style Blackout of 100+ Music Sites

Paramount "humbled" by SOPA protests even as CEO blasts "mob mentality"

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Major Hollywood studios are still reeling from last month's resounding defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act. The latest sign of the studios's changed posture is a letter that Paramount Pictures has sent to a number of professors around the country seeking an...
Paramount "humbled" by SOPA protests even as CEO blasts "mob mentality"
TechStars Grad Distil.It Lands $1.8M To Help Your Business Put A Stop To Bots, Web Scraping & Content Theft

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

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Nate Thayer, the writer who touched off a debate this week about how freelancers are compensated, found himself embroiled in another controversy on Friday when he was accused of plagiarizing large parts of the piece that The Atlantic wanted him to re-work for free. In his defence, Thayer and his...
Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated

Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

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One of the more annoying things about debates on copyright law, is that when we talk about alternative business models that do not rely on copyright, some people feel the need to insist that this means making less money -- or, even, making no money at all. There is just...
Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

Paramount's Post-SOPA 'Outreach' To Law Students About 'Content Theft' Still Shows An Out Of Touch Operation

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You may remember, in the wake of the SOPA/PIPA fight that Paramount Pictures (a Viacom company) reached out to a bunch of top law schools, asking if it could send its "Worldwide VP of Content Protection and Outreach" (seriously), Albert Perry, to teach the students about the evils of "content...
Paramount's Post-SOPA 'Outreach' To Law Students About 'Content Theft' Still Shows An Out Of Touch Operation

More Details About Paramount's Offer To Law Schools To Teach Them About The Evils Of 'Content Theft'

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On Friday, we wrote about reports of Paramount Pictures sending overnight letters to a variety of universities, asking to come speak to their students about the whole SOPA/PIPA debate, and why they're all "content thieves," before asking for the students' thoughts on what Paramount should do. The whole thing seemed...
More Details About Paramount's Offer To Law Schools To Teach Them About The Evils Of 'Content Theft'
Yahoo, Quantcast Continue To Support Pirate Content Sites With Ads

Hollywood, Once Again, Sets A Record At The Box Office

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Considering how much time the MPAA has spent arguing that the sky is falling, that jobs are disappearing and the movie industry is collapsing, you'd have to imagine that its PR people had to think long and hard about how they "spin" the news that global box-office receipts set yet...
Hollywood, Once Again, Sets A Record At The Box Office
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