bm260 The Other Side of the Filesharing Debate

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL Following the recent podcast on licences, filesharing, and the pirate bay, I received alot of strong feedback with both opinions that were similar and also very different from those that Peter brought forth.  This podcast features musician and podcaster Michael Harren aka Mikeypod, who talks about things like licenses and […]
 

bm235 Online Community and State of Emergency

MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL At a time when the Pakistani government is using the state of emergency declaration to crack down on opposition and media, many citizens are turning to the internet. Amer Sarfraz, one of the people responsible for the Pakistani online community Buzzvines, joins me to describe life under the state of […]
 

Inviting Friends in Pakistan

Upon arrival in Brussels today I was pleased to receive an email from the Pakistani blog community I had written to, requesting their participation in an upcoming podcast about what people are writing about during this “state of emergency.” Throughout the long train ride today, it seemed like every podcast I listen to was covering […]

bmtv59 Majority Rule

In Federalist Paper Number 10, James Madison warned of the dangers posed by majority rule or small groups of people being able to control a nation. On today’s internet we are once again faced with the tyranny of the majority in the form of popularity. Any site you go to values whatever gets voted for […]