Music Piracy: Not such a real problem after all

It should be no surprise to you, my readers, that I believe the claims of piracy by the recording and movie industries are weak. Likewise, I have made my views on the way the content industry tries to score points very clear.Further, it should be no surprise that I think that a content creator who wants to ensure that they get… Continue reading Music Piracy: Not such a real problem after all

Accessibility – the way to combat piracy

Software, music and movie piracy has been a more or less constant topic of discussion over the past ten or so years, usually led by special interest groups representing the three industries (in the U.S., these are the BSA, RIAA and MPAA, respectively). I agree that copyright holders should be paid their due, and have… Continue reading Accessibility – the way to combat piracy

Innocent until proven guilty – or so I’ve always learned.

The miscarriages of justice made possible by the two acronyms I loathe the most (RIAA, MPAA) just keeps piling on it seems. First it was the lawsuits against dead people and infants. RIAA recently announced their decision to stop pressing these lawsuits.   Later on there was the suggestion of three strikes legislation to fight… Continue reading Innocent until proven guilty – or so I’ve always learned.