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Piracy as means of innovation... because it was a perfect model for society
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From Publishing To Piracy

From Publishing To Piracy | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it

Pirates did not want to lock culture up in copyright and only let the highest bidder sneak a peak. They wanted to let it roam freely. They wanted it to belong to all of us. And, quite apart from popular, lobby sponsored understanding, they did not want artists to live in poverty in a shoebox on a motorway. They wanted to find ways for artists to earn money. They searched for new solutions to an old problem that had been there long before there even were any pirates. I had also discovered a side of the pirates that I had not known was there. They cared as much about their private lives as I did about mine, and more importantly, they had an idea about how they were going to clog the machinery for Big Brother politicians with shady agendas. I was intrigued.

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«La piratería no es mala, aumenta nuestra audiencia»

«La piratería no es mala, aumenta nuestra audiencia» | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it


La piratería al final puede resultar que no es tan mala: puede generar más negocio. […] Copiamos de la industria de la música una cosa, en vez de tratar a los usuarios como tales, decidimos tratarlos como fans y, al final del día, hablamos del número de fans que tenemos. Si perdemos fans, nuestro negocio no funciona y si el número de fans aumenta, nuestro negocio crecerá.

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Why History Needs Software Piracy

Why History Needs Software Piracy | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
I’m here to offer a different perspective, at least when it comes to software piracy. While the unauthorized duplication of software no doubt causes some financial losses in the short term, the picture looks a bit different if you take a step back. When viewed in a historical context, the benefits of software piracy far outweigh its short-term costs. If you care about the history of technology, in fact, you should be thankful that people copy software without permission.
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Piracy is part of the digital ecosystem

Piracy is part of the digital ecosystem | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Frédéric Filloux: When it comes to digital piracy, there is a great deal of hypocrisy – one way another, everyone is doing it...
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Swiss gov't study: downloading leads to sales, so we're keeping it legal

Swiss gov't study: downloading leads to sales, so we're keeping it legal | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it

"People don’t spend less money as a result because the budgets they reserve for entertainment are fairly constant. This means that downloading is mostly complementary."

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Tradicional vs. Pirata

Tradicional vs. Pirata | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Los políticos tradicionales hacen reformas legales y constitucionales a tus espaldas. Los Piratas quieren que tú participes directamente en esas reformas.
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How Paulo Coelho Started Pirating His Own Books (And Where You Can Find them)

How Paulo Coelho Started Pirating His Own Books (And Where You Can Find them) | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it

Get ready for it. This week, Knopf will release Paulo Coelho’s latest novel, Aleph. (The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies.) How many copies will be pirated and given away? And to what extent will the circulation of illegal copies actually benefit legit sales? In recent years, Coelho has become something of a willing conspirator in the pirating of his own work.



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Is “Empowerment” The Core Word Of The Pirate Ideology?

Is “Empowerment” The Core Word Of The Pirate Ideology? | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it

Nobody should need permission to observe, report, partake, communicate, create, share, or build. Can all the other key tenets — privacy, culture, knowledge, diversity, swarm economy, and transparency — be described as deriving from empowerment? I think they can.

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Good Copy Bad Copy

A documentary about copyright, piracy and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other technological advances.
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LimeWire Pirates Were iTunes’ Best Customers

LimeWire Pirates Were iTunes’ Best Customers | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Delivering his keynote address at this week's annual CA Expo in Sydney, former Google CIO Douglas C Merrill added to the growing belief that punishing and demonizing file-sharers is a BAD IDEA.
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The Simple Economics of Piracy

The Simple Economics of Piracy | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Would you pay $136 for a Tron Legacy DVD (the relative price in Mexico, adjusted for local incomes)? How about $7,300 for Adobe's Creative Suite? I didn't think so.
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Somos la generación...

Somos la generación... | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Somos la generación que ha vivido en el pasado lo suficiente y que ahora debería vivir sus propias revoluciones, tener sus propios ídolos. Somos la generación que lo podría cambiar todo otra vez o, simplemente, somos la generación que lo verá todo pasar de nuevo.
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La piratería NO está matando a la industria musical: Ed O’Brien

La piratería NO está matando a la industria musical: Ed O’Brien | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
El guitarrista de Radiohead asegura que si la industria musical no se adapta a la era digital, incluida la libre transmisión de contenidos, estará cometiendo un harakiri...
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Have You Heard It – Why Piracy Is Good For Innovation

Have You Heard It – Why Piracy Is Good For Innovation | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Piracy is often regarded solely as something negative. This posts shows that piracy can also be regarded in another way: as an innovator.
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You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You - Forbes

You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You - Forbes | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Now that the SOPA and PIPA fights have died down, and Hollywood prepares their next salvo against internet freedom with ACTA and PCIP, it's worth pausing to consider how the war on piracy could actually be won.
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Neil Young Defends Both Record Companies and Piracy

Neil Young Defends Both Record Companies and Piracy | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Musician Neil Young offered a vigorous defense of record companies, followed by an equally vigorous defense of piracy, and laid out a rough sketch of new ways to distribute music in the digital age.
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"Remember this the next time you hear that free downloads are harming the musicians"

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What’s wrong with being a copycat?

What’s wrong with being a copycat? | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
The one argument that people love to present when they criticize copying is that it lacks in creativity. Uh…really?
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What is a pirate?

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Almodóvar, piracy and a "Tontería"...

Almodóvar, piracy and a "Tontería"... | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it

Instead of closing down the pipes of the downloads, let us open them up. And let’s have the Internet providers add little “creativity taxes” to all services. Instead of paying $45 a month, I am willing to pay a little more, say $45, provided that the $5 extra go to the music or film industry, and, in return, I can watch all I want, legally and without restrictions. Am I too naive?

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'Pirate My Books,' Urges The Wizard

'Pirate My Books,' Urges The Wizard | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Best-selling author Paulo Coelho is advocating book piracy". Piracy is the reader’s first contact with the writer’s work — if he likes it, he will want more of it, and therefore there is no need for protection.
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Un estudio de HADOPI confirma que los “piratas” son los clientes más valiosos

Un estudio de HADOPI confirma que los “piratas” son los clientes más valiosos | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
HADOPI, el organismo público francés al servicio de la industria más necia que existe en este planeta, publicó en enero un estudio que relaciona el porcentaje de consumo de bienes culturales legal e ilegalmente con la cantidad de dinero que gastan los usuarios de redes de file-sharing. Para Karaganis lo que agencias como HADOPI hacen es eliminar a los mejores clientes de la industria a la cual sobreprotegen.
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New Study: Piracy Increases The Quality Of Content

New Study: Piracy Increases The Quality Of Content | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Most of the paper focuses on creating and testing an economic model that explains this behavior, and highlights when such factors apply and when they don't, for the purpose of trying to optimize policy as well as an individual copyright holder's response to piracy. The conclusion, less enforcement of copyright laws will likely lead to greater quality in output in many cases, and conversely that greater enforcement likely leads to less social benefit as the quality decreases.
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Media Piracy in Emerging Economies | A Report by the Social Science Research Council

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies | A Report by the Social Science Research Council | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Media piracy has been called “a global scourge,” “an international plague,” and “nirvana for criminals,” but it is probably better described as a global pricing problem. High prices for media goods, low incomes, and cheap digital technologies are the main ingredients of global media piracy. If piracy is ubiquitous in most parts of the world, it is because these conditions are ubiquitous.
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PiraTourist

PiraTourist | The Good Piracy | Scoop.it
Vacation time, travel time! We, the Pirate Party International want to invite and support you to take the occasion and visit local assemblies and meet the pirates at your holiday destination.
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