Posts tagged anti-piracy
Oh, the irony! Pirate Bay to Sue Anti-Piracy Group
February 15, 2013 | 11:00 am
In another story to make me wonder if April Fool’s is coming early this year, Pirate Bay is going to sue the Finnish group the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) for their anti-piracy campaign that copies the design of Pirate Bay. Not only do they copy the website design, their logo looks like the Pirate Bay ship sinking. Of course, the CIAPC site doesn’t point to any torrents. Instead it points to legal sources of content. Here’s the obviously tongue-in-cheek statement from a Pirate Bay spokesperson: “We are outraged by this behavior. People must understand what is right and wrong. Stealing material like this...
Sergey Brin says Hollywood anti-piracy legislation is misguided
April 16, 2012 | 8:54 am
From AfterDawn: Google co-founder Sergey Brin has said the entertainment industry is "shooting themselves in the foot, or maybe worse than the foot" by trying to push anti-piracy legislation. Brin said the recently killed PIPA and SOPA legislation would have led to the U.S. becoming more like Iran and China, who censor their people. Even more importantly, Brin hit the nail on the head in regards to piracy, saying the industry cannot understand the simple concept that users will continue to download unauthorized content as long as it remains easier to acquire than authorized material. "I haven't tried it for many years but when...