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AT&T #Patents "#FastLane" For File-#Sharing #Traffic | TorrentFreak | # ! ...

AT&T #Patents "#FastLane" For File-#Sharing #Traffic | TorrentFreak | # ! ... | #Communication | Scoop.it


Internet provider AT&T has obtained a patent to speed up BitTorrent and other file-sharing traffic, while reducing the impact of these transfers on its network. Whether the invention will ever be implemented is doubtful though, as net neutrality proponents generally don't like "fast lanes."


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#Pirates #Fail to #Prevent American Sniper's #BoxOffice #Record | TorrentFreak | # ! Oh! 'Sky is Falling'...

#Pirates #Fail to #Prevent American Sniper's #BoxOffice #Record | TorrentFreak | # ! Oh! 'Sky is Falling'... | #Communication | Scoop.it

 | Ernesto |

American Sniper grossed record numbers at the U.S. box office this weekend. A surprising result, not least because a high quality leak was widely available prior to the premiere, resulting in millions of pirate downloads and streams. How can this be?

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, January 21, 2:03 PM

# ! ... '#Piracy' doesn't 'hurt sales'.
# ! Moreover: it seems it helps.

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Leaked #TPP Draft Reveals #Tough Anti-Piracy #Measures | TorrentFreak | # ! OK, ...

Leaked #TPP Draft Reveals #Tough Anti-Piracy #Measures | TorrentFreak | # ! OK, ... | #Communication | Scoop.it
Today Wikileaks released a new draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The intellectual property chapter covers a wide range of issues, from increased ISP liability, through extended copyright terms to criminalizing non-commercial piracy.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:44 PM

# ! ... but don't say these 'measures' are aimed to 'stimulate creation'
# ! but to fill the deep pockets of a few... with the hard work of many
# ! others.

[... options currently on the table are life of the author plus 50, 70 or 100 years...]