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Philip Pullman: illegal downloading is 'moral squalor' | Books | The Guardian
Bestselling author says web piracy is akin to 'reaching into someone's pocket and taking their wallet' (1100+ comments)
copyright  piracy  cc 
september 2013 by osi_info_program
Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright - Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship
President of the Society of Authors Philip Pullman and Chief Executive of Creative Commons Cathy Casserly debate the future of copyright
copyright  piracy 
september 2013 by osi_info_program
“We Do Not Have Hollywood on the Outskirts of Warsaw”: What Poland Can Teach Us About Circulation (Part One)
Henry Jenkins interview: Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska [an OSF grantee] recently posted an English language translation of their report, "The Circulations of Culture," which deals with the informal, sometimes illegal exchange of media content which is occurring in contemporary Poland. This report is a model of the kinds of thoughtful research which should be done in other countries around the world, including the United States, on this highly contentious topic. They start with a recognition that the pervasive language of “piracy” closes off issues which we need to be exploring.
openaccess  piracy 
november 2012 by osi_info_program
Untitled (http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/download/1164/728)
[ARTICLE] "Audiovisual Piracy, Informal Economy, And Cultural Globalization" by Tristan Mattelart
piracy  from twitter
august 2012 by osi_info_program
You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You - Forbes
Forbes on why piracy is a business problem, not an enforcement problem.
oped  piracy  copyright  enforcement  bh 
february 2012 by osi_info_program
Book piracy: Less DRM, more data - O'Reilly Radar
"Data that we collected for the titles O'Reilly put out showed a net lift in sales for books that had been pirated. So, it actually spurred, not hurt, sales"
drm  piracy  ebooks  publishing  research 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
…My heart’s in Accra » Nollywood: is better distribution the remedy for piracy?
"Nollywood’s financial structure is utterly different from that of India’s film industry. Nigerian films make virtually all their money from single-copy sales, rather than from licensing, foreign rights or theatrical screening. As a result, piracy can have a much sharper impact than in other markets...In our discussions at Berkman, a core idea emerged – piracy is a response to poor distribution networks. "
nollywood  nigeria  film  businessmodels  piracy  oped 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
Film industry hires cyber hitmen to take down internet pirates
Using DDoS attacks!

"The film industry is using pirate tactics to beat the pirates – by employing “cyber hitmen” to launch attacks that take out websites hosting illegal movies.

Girish Kumar, managing director of Aiplex Software, a firm in India, told this website that his company, which works for the film industry, was being hired - effectively as hitmen - to launch cyber attacks on sites hosting pirated movies that don't respond to copyright infringement notices sent to them by the film industry."
piracy  ddos  computer_misuse 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Obama administration: "Piracy is flat, unadulterated theft"
"US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke went to Nashville yesterday to address a symposium on intellectual property enforcement, and he threw down the gauntlet: the Obama administration will find, board, and scuttle digital pirate ships, and the SS Copyright is going to get a new coat of armored plating.

"I think it's important to lay down a marker about how the Obama administration views this issue," he said of online copyright infringement. "As Vice President Biden has said on more than one occasion, 'Piracy is flat, unadulterated theft,' and it should be dealt with accordingly.""
piracy  us  acta 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Bangkok Post : When police act selectively
An interesting post about selective enforcement of IP law among street traders in pirate media in Thailand.
thailand  piracy  development 
august 2010 by osi_info_program
…My heart’s in Accra » “Either you make films or make excuses” – ICT and the Nigerian film industry
A panel of IP reformists meet with Nigerian film makers worried about piracy: "there was near universal agreement that Nigerian cinema was looking at a transition not dissimilar to the one the US music industry faced with the rise of technologies like Napster. We made the case that the record industry wasted a decade by sitting on their hands, suing companies like Napster out of existence rather than developing alternative models. Now, we’re starting to see models – iTunes, streaming audio, consumer-choice pricing – that seem to be working in some markets for music."
nollywood  nigeria  piracy  businessmodels 
july 2010 by osi_info_program
The Technium: How to Thrive Among Pirates
"How do you keep producing more movies than Hollywood with no copyright protection for your efforts?": the films they make are less expensive and legitimate offers have reduced the price to that close to the pirates. Film investment is a smart way to launder money in these countries. Compliments (TV, cinema) also fill the income gap. Finally, piracy evades censorship. Not sure how much of this would calm the average Hollywood music exec, but it's a great read.
businessmodels  piracy  copyright  movies  US  India  Nigeria  china 
april 2010 by osi_info_program
Piracy in developing countries
David Weinberger liveblogs Joe Karganis's presentation of his research into the facts behind the industry-sponsored research into piracy in developing countries.
piracy  development  lobbying  oped 
february 2010 by osi_info_program
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Thinking Allowed, 17/02/2010
Interesting-looking radio 4 program that looks at the history of intellectual property, with a focus on "piracy".
oped  ip  copyright  piracy 
february 2010 by osi_info_program

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