Posts tagged with ‘piracy’
Suren Ter, creator of YouHaveDownloaded.com to Privacy Online News.
You Have Downloaded indexes IP addresses that have been used to download torrent files. If you visit the site, it will display what files have been downloaded on your network.
The site, says Ter, is a proof of concept to show visitors what the entertainment industry might see as it tracks downloads across peer-to-peer networks.
— Danah Boyd, We Need to Talk About Piracy (But We Must Stop SOPA First).
Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customer’s use or by creating uncertainty.
Our goal is to create greater service value than pirates, and this has been successful enough for us that piracy is basically a non-issue for our company. For example, prior to entering the Russian market, we were told that Russia was a waste of time because everyone would pirate our products. Russia is now about to become our largest market in Europe.
— Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve, a game and entertainment company (think: Half-Life and Portal), via an interview with the Cambridge Student.
…[A]ll over the world it is increasingly recognised that the search engine is like a giant vacuum cleaner parasitically sucking up content from media companies, publishers, film makers and musicians without paying anything back into the creative process that produces such high cost entertainment.
At the same time it is controlling the advertising slots on the web in its own pursuit of profit.
Alex Brummer, Daily Mail, Google threatens to destroy not only pop sensation Adele, but Britain’s film and music industries.
FJP: The man evidently fears the Interwebs.
NBC has commissioned a new study of online piracy, demonstrating the full scope of how much copyrighted material is in circulation every day.
Of the 23.8 percent found to be copyright-infringing material, bittorrents led the way as the most plentiful source, accounting for nearly half that amount (11.4 percent). Coming in second was so-called “cyberlockers,” otherwise known as file-sharing sites like RapidShare (5.1 percent), followed by video-streaming sites i.e. Megavideo (1.4 percent) and finally, Usenet and other lesser utilized P2P sites (0.86 percent).