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"How would films make money without copyright?"

I’ve been thinking about intellectual property lately (see my previous post on the subject). As a good libertarian (or an evil libertarian, depending on your perspective), I obviously oppose all forms of intellectual property on principle and would gladly see the abolition lock, stock and barrel, of IP laws (i.e. 946 more words


Distributors Given Internet Addresses of Both People Who Illegally Downloaded 'Housos Vs Authority'

The distributors of the Australian movie Housos Vs Authority say they have no intention of pressing charges against the two people who downloaded the movie, but just wanted to ask them “why?” 187 more words

The UnAustralian

Doctor Who gets official #BitTorrent ‘box-set’ from the BBC (The Guardian)

Broadcaster follows Radiohead’s Thom Yorke in testing legal file-sharing distribution with 10-episode bundle

Doctor Who is on BitTorrent. But this time, it’s the BBC that has put it there. 29 more words

Digital Entertainment Marketing

Canadians who illegally download movies may be risking more than previously thought

TORONTO – Canadians who illegally download movies may be risking a far bigger fine than the presumed $5,000 statutory limit.

James Zibarras, the managing partner of Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP and the counsel for Voltage Pictures, says many Canadians have been misguided into thinking that they won’t have to pay any more than $5,000 if they’re taken to court for illegally downloading movies. 791 more words


Internet users receive illegal downloading notices, but what do they mean?

If you like to download songs, movies or TV shows and recently received a copyright infringement warning notice – you’re not alone.


Australia is crawling with leechers!

So if you’re a typical Australian who, with no shame at all, binges on American TV series and movies as much as I do, and are equally impatient with the delay in receiving access to this media, then you’re probably very much aware of that wonderful thing we know to be torrent websites. 554 more words


Quebec court orders Bell ExpressVu to pay Québecor $137 million

MONTREAL — The Quebec Court of Appeal has ordered Bell ExpressVu to pay $137 million, including interest, to Québecor subsidiaries Vidéotron and TVA for failing to prevent the piracy of its satellite signal between 2002 and 2005. 47 more words