26 May 2010

Ireland’s largest ISP to cut off net access of alleged file sharers

“The European Parliament has been talking about internet access as a basic human right. It absolutely is not.” — Dick Doyle, Director general, Irish Recorded Music Association

[via:Timo Tamminen]

14 May 2010

Actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz on why he illegally downloads copyrighted material

[via:Peter Serafinowicz]

8 October 2009

The office of copyright nazi, French president Nicolas Sarkozy caught distributing pirated DVD copies

[via:Piraattiliitto]

29 June 2008

Executive producer of “Lost” and “Heroes” working on TV-show about piracy

Jesse Alexander, the executive producer of the popular TV-shows ‘Heroes’ and ‘Lost’ and Matt Mason, author of ‘The Pirate’s Dilemma’, are working on a new TV-show about piracy. The show will be based on Matt’s book, and will show how important pirates are for today’s society.

See also: The Pirate’s Dilemma

26 June 2008

These studies suggest that filesharing actually benefits most artists, and the ones that are badly hit (explaining the declining CD sales) are the ones who are already the most popular, and thus hurt by it the least. Another major factor in the drop of CD sales is the fact that their sales were artificially inflated in the beginning of the nineties as people began converting their cassette and LP collections into CD format, buying the music they already owned for a second time. Once this was done, the sales would have collapsed even without file sharing, as they returned to normal.

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