Tag: copyright

March 21, 2010 / Text

The first time I heard about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was in a news report on EURACTIV.com about how something called ACTA had suffered a defeat in the EU parliament.  I figured it was one of these anti-file sharing, increase-internet surveillance type bills you…

February 20, 2009 / Audio

Ive been scanning the internet, twitter, and general chatter among friends about what is happening with the case of the Pirate Bay versus the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry that is currently taking place in Sweden. The following is a mix of facts and…

April 7, 2008 / Audio

In some parts of the world people still use the term “steal” to describe getting music through bittorent or other systems. At the same time, many people use the term filesharing or downloading to describe that same process. Laws might get passed and moral judgements…

July 18, 2007 / Video

This brief entry was roughly recorded during my day in Quarteira, Algarve. As I walked through a famous street market, where indeed lots of bootleg merch is sold, all of a sudden dozens of police run in, many in full riot gear brandishing shotguns and…