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When Copying Is Theft

(52) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 3:36 PM

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There seems to be an awful lot of confusion surrounding the ethics of illegal downloading these days. Most people have a general sense that it's probably wrong, but they'll keep...

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Copyright Is Complicated

(34) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 10:13 AM

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Copyright is complicated. The issues aren't black and white, and if you really want to get down to the nitty-gritty, there's a lot of complexity involved in why the current copyright laws were formed, and why it's so important that they be enforced.

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The High Cost of Free Culture

(78) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 3:01 PM

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Everyone loves a utopia, right? Funny how those never quite work out in books, movies or reality (Brave New World, Pleasantville, Stalin's communal agriculture). In the end, we always go through a bunch of trouble just to figure out we had it...

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