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Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Streaming and Dreaming

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Omgid Omigod Omigod. I am so embarrassed. I'm a grown woman and I just got the equivalent of a time out.

We're All Waiting, BitTorrent

Ruth Vitale | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Ruth Vitale

Why is BitTorrent so hesitant to clearly and definitively condemn the misuse of its protocol for piracy? Why is that so difficult?

Should All Our Files Self-Destruct?

Moti Rafalin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Moti Rafalin

By absolute necessity, consumers have gotten fairly paranoid about the ways in which they share personal information online. There is big value in a service that allows consumers to share material -- and then make that material disappear.

Kirk's Wager

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Who Owns the Future?, Jaron Lanier is betting that technology will make the future better than the past.

Dropbox Acquires Popular Mailbox App

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

Just one month after a release that generated a waiting list hundreds of thousands of people long, the app Mailbox has been acquired by cloud sharing ...

If You Give Music Away Free (and Legally), They Will Come

Doug Olenick | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

Video may have killed the radio star, but free online music streaming services are putting the infamous Peer-to-Peer (P2P) music swiping services to rest. What is finally going to put the nail in the P2P business is not only free, but legal.

Kim Dotcom's Mega Cloud Sharing Service Attracts Massive Traffic, Privacy Concerns

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his new cloud sharing service Mega this week in typical larger-than-life fashion, complete with a reenactment of la...

AT&T, Verizon Set To Crack Down On Illegal File-Sharing

The Hill | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and other major Internet service providers are set to implement a copyright alert system aimed at cutting down on illegal peer-...

Pirate Bay Becomes 'Raid-Proof'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology

The Pirate Bay, the world's most-visited torrent website, has migrated its operations from physical servers to "the cloud" in a bid to avoid police ra...

The Most-Downloaded Legal Music on BitTorrent

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Our question: who are these artists giving people permission to download singles and entire albums (comprising 78 percent of downloads according to MusicMetric) for free? We were curious, so we asked. Here's the word from BitTorrent.

Home, Not-So-Sweet, Home For Pirate Bay Co-Founder

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The co-founder of Pirate Bay, one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites, arrived in Sweden under escort on Tuesday t...

Pirate Bay Co-Founder To Face The Music In Sweden

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodia has deported a Swedish founder of the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay who is wanted in his homeland for copy...

The Contraction Continues: The Looming Arts Crisis in Higher Education

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Paul Resnikoff posted this sobering graph at Digital Music News that shows US Department of Labor/Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sta...

Independent Musician Joins YouTube Conversion Site's Battle Against Google

Michael Varrati | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology
Michael Varrati

Artists like Alex Day are lending their support to online music availability options like YouTube-MP3. Rather than resist change, people like Alex are meeting it with open arms, hoping it will lead to new opportunities for them and their audience.

Should You Steal Comics?

Austin Wilson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books
Austin Wilson

If you're a regular comic book reader, or even just someone who pays attention to the industry, you've probably heard something about the ongoing piracy debate.

Movie File 'Sharing' Goes Legit

Kathy Wolfe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kathy Wolfe

The more I spoke out against online piracy, the more correspondence I began to receive from our film fans around the world. Some explained that they simply wanted the opportunity to watch our films. To that end we are excited to announce

Guess What? Stealing Is Still Wrong

Logan Lynn | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Logan Lynn

I don't actually believe that stealing my intellectual property is your constitutional right. Sorry, everybody. I get that you are used to consuming music like it's chewing gum, but those days are numbered. I'm glad that file sharing companies are getting shut down.

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

Saki Knafo

How Does Twitter Handle Piracy? An Inside Look | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.03.2012 | Technology

Last week, in the wake of protests over SOPA and PIPA, the controversial Internet anti-piracy legislation in Congress, Twitter released a database tha...

How to Get Better Sound on YouTube

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

If YouTube is a big part of how you listen to music these days, this simple little tweak can improve your listening experience considerably.

BitTorrent Claims 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Pioneering P2P file sharing platform BitTorrent has 100 million active users, the company announced on Monday. In November at the NewTeeVee Live ...

Pirates Hijack, Resurrect Limewire; Company Disavows

The Wall Street Journal | ETHAN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LimeWire LLC, potentially liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement, issued a cease-and-desist notice of its ow...

Attorney Says Client Can't Pay HUGE Fine For Downloading 24 Songs

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman ordered to pay a recording industry trade group $1.5 million for illegally sharing music online doesn't plan to ...

Advice for Jammie Thomas-Rasset

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The jury in the latest trial of illegal file sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset has awarded the plantiffs, Capitol records et al., an award of 1.5 million do...

When Copying Is Theft

Bevin Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bevin Carnes

2010-09-29-bike.jpgIf you have a bicycle, and I copy it, we both have a bicycle. Cool, right? There's a catch.