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Is downloading really stealing? The ethics of digital piracy

Is downloading really stealing? The ethics of digital piracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Piracy might be theft, but it’s not the same as robbing someone of their material possessions.
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Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak

Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few days ago a Dutch movie director asked people to upload a copy of one of his older films onto The Pirate Bay. The filmmaker had become fed up with the fact that copyright issues made his work completely unavailable through legal channels. To his surprise, pirates were quick to deliver.
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Pathetic attempt to justify copy protection

Pathetic attempt to justify copy protection | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Long overdue, a change in the law to make it legal to copy for own personal use. But does not go far enough, we need a removal of copy protection and digital rights management from DVDs and e-books.


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Institute of Network Cultures | Henry Warwick on ‘Piracy and Open Access’

Institute of Network Cultures | Henry Warwick on ‘Piracy and Open Access’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Read a long interview with Henry Warwick on the Hybrid Publishing Lab blog, talking about his views on libraries, why the term piracy should be abandoned, and open access.
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Site Blocking: Does It Work To Stop Piracy? - Gizmodo Australia

Site Blocking: Does It Work To Stop Piracy? - Gizmodo Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This is more of an attempt to educate people that think in sentences that start with the word 'just'. “Just block the pirate bay” “Just make ISPs responsible” “Just do something”.

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The Piracy Crusade | University of Massachusetts Press

The Piracy Crusade | University of Massachusetts Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the decade and a half since Napster first emerged, forever changing the face of digital culture, the claim that “internet pirates killed the music industry” has become so ubiquitous that it is treated as common knowledge. Piracy is a scourge on legitimate businesses and hard-working artists, we are told, a “cybercrime” similar to identity fraud or even terrorism. 

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RACHEL BETTS's curator insight, August 13, 2014 12:16 AM

Piracy:  Copyright laws are not on your side.  This is not a rebirth of Napster and the law is coming to get you!