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Is it piracy? How students access academic resources

Is it piracy? How students access academic resources | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement ..."


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Famed US hacker Barnaby Jack dies at 35

Famed US hacker Barnaby Jack dies at 35 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The man who could make ATMs spit out cash was set to deliver a talk about hacking pacemakers next week in Las Vegas.
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What are your opinions on Barnaby Jack's death?

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What we can learn from the Pirate Party for online transparency. TED.com

What we can learn from the Pirate Party for online transparency. TED.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

TED Talks The Pirate Party fights for transparency, anonymity and sensible copyright laws.

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Tell Facebook: Withdraw Your Support For CISPA | Demand Progress

Tell Facebook: Withdraw Your Support For CISPA | Demand Progress | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook has signed onto a bill that obliterates privacy and hands the Internet over to the military.
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Kim Dotcom dodges jail (for now) in his latest battle with US authorities | VentureBeat | OffBeat | by Paul Sawers

Kim Dotcom dodges jail (for now) in his latest battle with US authorities | VentureBeat | OffBeat | by Paul Sawers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
New Zealand-based internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has managed to dodge jail (for now) in his ongoing feud with US authorities, reports Stuff.co.nz.

Dotcom – real name Kim Schmitz – is best known as founder of file-sharing service Megaupload, which was forced offline in 2012 by the US Justice Department and the FBI on claims of criminal copyright infringement. They stated that Dotcom and his co-defendents were responsible for “more than half a billion dollars” in harm to copyright holders.

Though he went on to launch a similar cloud-based service called Mega, as he awaits his extradition hearing next year Dotcom revealed at an event in London last week that he is now officially “broke”. This went some way towards explaining why his crack legal team had jumped ship, at least.

To capitalize on his precarious predicament, American authorities had sought to have Dotcom’s bail revoked ahead of the extradition hearing in June 2015, which could lead to him receiving up to 88 years behind bars.

Accusations

The core underlying accusations levied against Dotcom is that he wasn’t simply providing a cloud-based file-sharing service à la Dropbox – it’s that he was complicit in actively encouraging users to upload and disseminate copyrighted material.

Steven Fabrizio, the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) senior executive vice president and global general counsel, has previously said:

“Megaupload wasn’t a cloud storage service at all, it was an unlawful hub for mass distribution. To be clear, if a user uploaded his term paper to store it, he got nothing – and, in fact, unless he was a paying subscriber, Megaupload would delete the paper if it was not downloaded frequently enough. But if that same user uploaded a stolen full-length film that was repeatedly infringed, he was paid for his efforts.

That’s not a storage facility; that’s a business model designed to encourage theft – and make its owners very rich in the process. There’s nothing new or innovative about that. That’s just a profiteer using existing technology to try to get rich off of someone else’s hard work.”
Dotcom says Mega now has 15 million registered users, though his claims of being broke are essentially down to the fact that all his shares and assets have been transferred over to his family. However, he did reveal during the latest bail hearing that he had garnered $40 million since being on bail – as such, the Judge imposed slightly stricter bail conditions. Not only can’t he travel by helicopter or by sea, but he must also report twice a week to a local police station.

Prior to today’s news, Dotcom has notched up some other minor victories after the initial police raid at his home was deemed illegal.
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Everything is a Remix: Part 4

This is part 4 of the series.

Ken's Key Take-away:

when we copy, we justify it.  When others copy, we vilify it.

 

Also, USA used to be the worst at pirating ideas. Charles Dickens was not a fan

 

Ken

 

Everything is a Remix episode 4, produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker.

 

"Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries.

 

But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled."

 

A must watch video experience.

Find out more: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/  ;


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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 22, 2013 11:30 AM

Tudo é um remix...

As nossas ideias são consideradas, do ponto de vista do Direito, como propriedade, como únicas e com limites bem definidos.

Será isso um MEME? .

( O meme , termo criado por Richard Dawkins é o análogo do gene na genética.  É uma unidade de evolução cultural que pode de alguma forma autopropagar-se. Podem ser ideias, línguas, sons, desenhos, capacidades, valores estéticos e morais, ou qualquer outra coisa que possa ser aprendida e transmitida.)

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:25 AM
Everything is a Remix: Part 4
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Cybersecurity is entangled in Washington turf wars

Cybersecurity is entangled in Washington turf wars | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great overview by Politico:

Need a scorecard? You will soon because the House is expected to move forward later this month on the Intelligence Committee’s bill, which would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information with intelligence agencies while providing liability protections.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74802_Page2.html#ixzz1ryKdLvUr

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Ellen Seidler on Piracy in the Digital Age - Video - Harvard Business Review

Ellen Seidler on Piracy in the Digital Age - Video - Harvard Business Review | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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