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Sharing, like we were always meant to

In the creation of the world wide web and the centralisation of technology, computers were the end nodes for all cyber communication. Each computer linked to every other computer in the network, which was created for sharing information easily. 155 more words

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Ireland Ranks 3rd in Searching for 'Game of Thrones' as Viewing Records are Smashed Worldwide

A record breaking 23 million people in the UK and US tuned in to watch the first new episode of Game of Thrones. That’s a 50% uplift in some places on last year.  177 more words

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The Voyage of Software Pirates

Ethics: Software Piracy via YouTube

The online world has now become practically like the real world especially in terms of product availability. One does not have to go to music stores just to purchase a copy of Taylor Swift’s or Ed Sheeran’s new album since there is now iTunes,  Google Play Music, Spotify, Spinnr, and other online platforms that serve as streaming portals or digital music shops.   1,290 more words

Piracy: Outdated Punishment

Is the punishment for illegal file sharing too steep? If you’re caught illegally downloading, you can face charges up to $250,000 and/or up to five years in jail. 236 more words

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Drilling through The Walking Dead

In chapter 3 of Spreadable Media, Jenkins, Ford, and Green discuss “The Value of Media Engagement”.  Fans of TV shows, movie franchises, and comic books aren’t what they used to be; they are much more engaged in what they view through online discussion and media sharing. 467 more words

You might want to re-think your next movie download

Thinking about downloading the new Suicide Squad movie to watch for your weekend in?

You might want to think again.

The big boss of Village Roadshow Graham Burke is ready for a fight, tossing around a new plan to hone down on the so-called “leeches” and “thieves” that visit illegal downloading sites to pirate movies. 216 more words

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