We should be celebrating the arrests in the MegaUpload case. They show that large-scale copyright infringement can be investigated and acted upon under existing laws and treaties. They show that even without SOPA and such draconian laws, copyright holders can seek remedy. Note: I say we should celebrate the arrests. I question the seizing of… Continue reading MegaUpload, Piracy, and Due Process
InternetNZ, and others, have created a website to consolidate information regarding ACTA and its impact in New Zealand. I’m submitting a couple of questions in absentia, as documented below.
I love the internet. It’s all about creating and sharing content. But please don’t abuse my Creative Commons license terms (like Flip Video has) when you use my work elsewhere. It’s not hard.
The question machine has made an exact copy of an arrangement of bits, which were then translated by my computer and came out like this: [box] I have a question regarding Digital Rights Management. I think this is a funny phrase to begin with, because clearly, I have no rights here. I just got a… Continue reading A Question Regarding Rights, or Lack Thereof
Google has a lot at stake in the copyright wars. They hold monstrous caches containing most of the data on the web, no doubt some of it covered by copyright. They also probably hold the risky position of a “service provider” under the new law, requiring them to respond to accusations of infringement. Google recently… Continue reading Google slaps down S92a