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File Sharing Sites are Libraries of the Digital Age

Here is a hypothetical scenario for you. Imagine I would want to create a new service – sot of an open data repository. I would simply provide users with space, and some means to catalog and organize the “stuff” they … Continue reading

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Pirate Bay Loses, Piracy Continues as Usual

I was little surprised when I heard about the severe punishment the Swedish court system Hollywood controlled puppet theater handed down to the new heroes of the internet: Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström. I really … Continue reading

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Piracy: A Social Phenomenon

I was always a little bit on the fence on the issue of piracy. I do not want to openly endorse it here on a public blog. I agree that conceptually it is a wrong thing to do, and that … Continue reading

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How do you sell data when information is free?

The old hacker motto used to be “information wants to be free”. This was the driving philosophy of the 80’s and the 90’s when the Internet was going through it’s awkward onset of puberty, and turbulent teenage years. We currently … Continue reading

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isoHunt Dead?

It seems that isoHunt has been fucked by their ISP. From their website: Update, Jan. 16, 2007 Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our … Continue reading

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Pirate Nation

You probably know this already but let me reiterate this for you: The Pirate Bay – a group of Swedish torrent tracker operators, webmasters, and the founders of the first Pirate Party in the world want to buy Sealand – … Continue reading

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Torrentspy is monitored by Copyright Thoughtpolice

My coworker just got a nasty letter from his ISP (optonline) accusing him of copyright infringement. It turns out that his kid got caught downloading some warez from one of the trackers indexed by Torrentspy. Conclusions are simple: someone is … Continue reading

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RIAA Sues LimeWire

RIAA just decided to sue LimeWire, heavily leaning on the super-idiotic Grokster ruling. If you don’t remember what the Grokster thing was all about, let me remind you. Remember that one time we were all pissed off, because a bunch … Continue reading

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Why is Bittorent making nice with MPAA?

Are you surprised that BitTottent.com is launching a subscription service distributing MPAA movies? I’m not. It’s a freaking brilliant move! Let me break this down for you: sign a deal with MPAA use your technology to distribute their content break … Continue reading

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ThePirateBay.org was raided…

It seems that everyones favorite Swedish bittorrent heroes got themselves raided by the police. ThePirateBay.org headquarters were stormed by 50+ armed policemen who arrested several people and seized the servers. Apparently Swedish authorities still are still diligently working to find … Continue reading

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This is why P2P is great!

I missed BSG yesterday. I’m really beginning to like this show, but I haven’t got into habit of watching it every Friday yet. I’m a total airhead when it comes to remembering stuff. If it’s not a scheduled task on … Continue reading

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