Posts Tagged ‘piracy’

Secure-p2p as a potential successor to BitTorrent

Secure-p2p You know what sucks about BitTorrent ? Well frankly, a lot of stuff, but it’s the best thing we have right now. The fine folks from The Pirate Bay are hard at work designing the next evolutionary step in P2P file sharing, and I for one, could not be happier! Say what […]

BBC NEWS | Technology | Jury penalises music file-sharer

Jury penalises music file-sharer – BBC NEWS A Minnesota woman just lost in court against the RIAA, and has been slapped with a quarter-million dollar judgement. Now I don’t care how much music she was sharing (it wasn’t much!) or how badly she may have messed up her testimony, there’s just no fucking […]

The sad tale of a great game covered in shit

Bioshock. It’s supposed to be gaming bliss. It’s from the same guys who brought us System Shock 1 and 2. It’s going to give Halo 3 a run for the money. I haven’t even played it yet and I’m already convinced it’s a fantastic game. I haven’t played it, because the developers, like many […]

How to Stop Warez Pirates: Ask Them Nicely!

How to Stop Warez Pirates: Ask Them Nicely | TorrentFreak It’s all in the headline, folks! It’s an article about an independent software developer who simply asked a warez group to stop pirating his software. Not surprisingly, they immediately complied with his request. You see, the “real” pirates don’t do it for profit, […]

TorrentSpy ordered to start tracking visitors – CNet

The article at 😛 You’ve got to love California and their Hollywood legal system. A federal judge has ordered to start tracking its visitors’ habits, as part of the discovery process in their suit against the MPAA. It just keeps getting better and better (and by that I mean WORSE). You […]

Piracy isn’t necessarily a bad thing

The Market Function of Piracy, by Jerry Kirkpatrick, professor of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University.
Prof. Kirkpatrick explains in his article how software piracy can have a positive effect on sales. He likens it to handing free samples to everyone, which is well known to be a costly yet highly effective marketing strategy, and argues that pirated software can serve as free advertising

Flickr (aka Yahoo) needs a reality check

You may have heard of an Icelandic photographer named Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir (I have no idea how to pronounce that!). She’s taken some gorgeous artistic shots and trick photos that dazzle the eye and mind alike. She’s so good, in fact, that an unscrupulous print shop decided to sell canvas prints of her work without permission, and made a fair chunk of money