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Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace

Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The battle for control of cyberspace is turning nasty, with young hackers, pirates and activists facing long prison sentences. Jon Ronson reports from the frontline
Artur Alves's insight:

"After his death, I became aware of lots of other Aaron Swartzes out there – hackers and pirates and activists facing prison for their ideology of internet freedom. It felt like a concerted worldwide prosecutorial effort to subdue a movement. So I began approaching them. I decided to contact only those people facing imminent imprisonment or trial. What in their lives had led them to that moment? How were they dealing with it?"

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TechCrunch | Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay

TechCrunch | Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

On June 6, 2012, filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes, on The Pirate Bay. His response wasn't to sue the uploaders into oblivion.
"TC: Are you angry at the Internet?

Tom: Only when it’s slow. Of course not. My entire film “TimeScapes” was born of the Internet. I met the film’s producer and financial backer over the Internet. In fact, having only ever chatted on email a few times, he sent me $100,000 and a $50,000 Red MX digital cinema camera from New Zealand. It would be at least a year later that I actually met him in California."

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