Hot on the heels of E3, GOG.com have started their own summer sale across their library of PC games both old and recent. Best of all, these games are DRM-free, meaning that you can put them on as many computers as you want. To give you an idea, the majority of their catalogue has been […]
The Boston Globe reports that a federal District Judge in Boston today cut a copyright damages award by 90% today, from $675,000.00 to $67.500.00. The news story summarized a portion of the judge’s opinion: “There is no question that this reduced award is still severe, even harsh,” she wrote in a 62-page order. “It not […]
From Bloomberg: Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group and other record labels were awarded $1.92 million in the retrial of a Minnesota woman accused of swapping music over the Kazaa Internet service. The federal jury in Minneapolis said Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, of Brainerd, Minnesota, should pay $80,000 for each of the 24 songs that were swapped […]
A while ago, I theorized that the entertainment industry’s estimates of lost sales due to file sharing were pretty much pulled out of thin air. I commend this column in the Guardian to your attention. The writer believes pretty much the same thing, but he’s done some research. An excerpt:
Victor Keegan, writing in the Guardian, wonders how the music industry can’t get with the program and figure out how to make money in a digital era. Read the full story here. Of course they are making money–just not as much as they think they should be making. According to the artilcle, music industry profits […]
While listening to a story about the Pirate Bay verdict yesterday evening, I started to wonder where the entertainment industry gets its estimates of “lost revenue due to file sharing.” One of the witnesses for the recording industry testifying in the Pirate Bay case said that file sharing costs the recording industry “billions.” I am […]
Henry Porter writing in the Observer attempts to make the “Or Not” case. Read the full column here. I suggest you do, because it presages the arguments of those who would strangle technology to preserve walled gardens.
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Ten years ago. What were we doing? Where were we going? I know I was working in a Call center on a popular accounting package that is now owned by Microsoft. I was living on the East Side of Madison, WI and I had just switched over from my 56k modem to a broadband connection […]
I remember when I got my first MP3. It was 1999, and I was pulling it from a P2P site that doesn’t exist anymore. That, well, and the entire collection of photo shopped Brittany Spears pictures. Back then, rights were being trampled and we did it because we didn’t know better. Nowadays, we have people […]
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Everyone puts them out; the best – and worst – of 2007, all in one article. And Geekazine is no different. However, we’re taking a slightly different approach. It’s more of a look back to see what has happened in the last year and maybe some hints for what should be done in 2008. Gets […]