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An eZee update..

An eZee update..

March 23, 2010 · Comments Off 

Dear readers/friends of eZee, Kindly forgive us but we have to stop posting updates for a while or post sporadically because we are working on 2 exciting new projects to make P2P better – thus we just don’t have time to update the site and code for the new projects. Once both these projects are done, the site will resume its normal activities. We wish we could disclose more about the projects but we promised we wouldn’t, the best we can do is to tell you that its going to effect the music industry much more than the movie industry.. and not in a way that they are going to like!... [Read the full story]

Movies

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

March 15, 2010 · Comments Off 

From Ars: When independent filmmaker David Hoffman set out to make a documentary on the Sputnik hysteria  that swept the US in the 1950s, he styled the piece as an hour-and-a-half feature film. He relied heavily on old news clips from the time, none of which were provided by the networks themselves (most didn’t even know what they had). Hoffman spent months tracking down bits of footage from collectors on eBay and from uploaders on YouTube. Whenever he made contact with someone who had posted one clip, Hoffman asked them what else they had. When he was done, he took all this material back... [Read the full story]

DRM & Law

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

August 10, 2010 · Comments Off 

While eZee is still very much in a state of limbo after our last announcement, we were very tempted to post a few updates on some of the big news stories in the world of music, movies, pirates and copyright. Unfortunately, knowing that our other two projects, like a jealous spouse, just won’t leave us time to start (regularly) posting again, we let eZee rest. Although we have not had much time to actually update the site, we still try to keep up with the dirty world of corporate greed and tech news on various sites like TechDirt, TF, TC etc and…Ars Technica. Even, once in a while, succumbing... [Read the full story]

ThePirateBay

Politically Motived Trial Dates for ThePirateBay(?)

Politically Motived Trial Dates for ThePirateBay(?)

March 11, 2010 · Comments Off 

The site we love and the site big content loves to hate is back in the news with yet another controversy (?). Personally we find the dates a bit too ‘co-incidental’ givens Sweden’s response to the last time the government shoved some extremely unpopular and industry slanted legislation down our throats. We responded by sending two of our reps into the EU Parliament. Sounds like we are at stage three of “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you… then you win” - typical of big content they chose to fight in an underhanded/dirty way using... [Read the full story]

Television

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

March 15, 2010 · Comments Off 

From Ars: When independent filmmaker David Hoffman set out to make a documentary on the Sputnik hysteria  that swept the US in the 1950s, he styled the piece as an hour-and-a-half feature film. He relied heavily on old news clips from the time, none of which were provided by the networks themselves (most didn’t even know what they had). Hoffman spent months tracking down bits of footage from collectors on eBay and from uploaders on YouTube. Whenever he made contact with someone who had posted one clip, Hoffman asked them what else they had. When he was done, he took all this material back... [Read the full story]

Misc

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

August 10, 2010 · Comments Off 

While eZee is still very much in a state of limbo after our last announcement, we were very tempted to post a few updates on some of the big news stories in the world of music, movies, pirates and copyright. Unfortunately, knowing that our other two projects, like a jealous spouse, just won’t leave us time to start (regularly) posting again, we let eZee rest. Although we have not had much time to actually update the site, we still try to keep up with the dirty world of corporate greed and tech news on various sites like TechDirt, TF, TC etc and…Ars Technica. Even, once in a while, succumbing... [Read the full story]

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DRM & Law

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

ArsTechnica: Thou shall not call Apple crApple.

While eZee is still very much in a state of limbo after our last announcement, we were very tempted to post a few updates on some of the big news stories in the world of music, movies, pirates and copyright. Unfortunately, knowing that our other two projects, like a jealous spouse, just won’t leave us time to start...

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An eZee update..

An eZee update..

Dear readers/friends of eZee, Kindly forgive us but we have to stop posting updates for a while or post sporadically because we are working on 2 exciting new projects to make P2P better – thus we just don’t have time to update the site and code for the new projects. Once both these projects are done, the...

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Ramming Bad Copyright(BPI)

Ramming Bad Copyright(BPI)

Want to get some real bad copyright into law but dont know where to start? Ask the BPI, they have some experience in that department… From Boing Boing: Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking copyright Cory Doctorow at 11:11 PM March 12, 2010 In this leaked, six-page email, Richard Mollet,...

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Second Win Today! (Lithuania)

Second Win Today! (Lithuania)

And a second victory for justice as well as common sense…and the people. Court Acquits BitTorrent User Citing Faulty Evidence The Lithuanian anti-piracy outfit LANVA has lost its case against a user of the prominent BitTorrent tracker LinkoManija.net. After being accused of sharing Windows 7 Ultimate, the defendant...

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60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

From Ars: When independent filmmaker David Hoffman set out to make a documentary on the Sputnik hysteria  that swept the US in the 1950s, he styled the piece as an hour-and-a-half feature film. He relied heavily on old news clips from the time, none of which were provided by the networks themselves (most didn’t...

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Huge Win For Sanity In Spain!

Huge Win For Sanity In Spain!

And the news that made a LOT (Millions?) of people happy… the first article from TorrentFreak File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain After early calls to shut down a Spanish file-sharing site were dismissed, music group SGAE pinned its hopes on success at the full trial. But, the outcome for them...

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Dirty Newspapers, Brazil Ignoring Copyright and Other Interesting Articles(UPDATED)

Dirty Newspapers, Brazil Ignoring Copyright and Other Interesting Articles(UPDATED)

I’m beginning to dislike TechDirt a bit (although I’m guessing not even a fraction of how much ‘the mob’ dislikes it).. mainly because the people working there seem to be on Steroids – churning out great articles faster than we can bring them to you guys! We have been left with no other...

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EU and US clash over ACTA

EU and US clash over ACTA

As we wrote just a littttle while back the EU has given the parts Big Content wanted most the finger.. and here’s another part in the saga: From Ars Europe trashes ACTA as Obama praises it Earlier this week, we noted that the major parties in the European Parliament had all agreed on a resolution trashing the...

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Two Disturbing Articles About Obama on ACTA

Two Disturbing Articles About Obama on ACTA

Here are two very disturbing articles about Obama on ACTA: The first from TD: Obama: We Must Move Forward On ACTA With the EU Parliament soundly voting against ACTA secrecy and current proposals, lots of folks have been wondering how the US was going to respond. So far, it’s not looking good. The USTR gave a...

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Pink Floyd Bitch Slap EMI

Pink Floyd Bitch Slap EMI

And for the big story of the day… Plenty of sources so we are not going to bore you with what we think (as we covered it a bit earlier as well) but needless to say, we are happy. We are always happy when the artist wins against  scumbags. Lets start with Ars: Court nixes individual track downloads of Pink Floyd...

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Music

An eZee update..

An eZee update..

Dear readers/friends of eZee, Kindly forgive us but we have to stop posting updates for a while or post sporadically because we are working on 2 exciting new projects to make P2P better – thus we just don’t have time to update the site and code for the new projects. Once both these projects are done, the...

[Continue reading: An eZee update..]
Ramming Bad Copyright(BPI)

Ramming Bad Copyright(BPI)

Want to get some real bad copyright into law but dont know where to start? Ask the BPI, they have some experience in that department… From Boing Boing: Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking copyright Cory Doctorow at 11:11 PM March 12, 2010 In this leaked, six-page email, Richard Mollet,...

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Pink Floyd Bitch Slap EMI

Pink Floyd Bitch Slap EMI

And for the big story of the day… Plenty of sources so we are not going to bore you with what we think (as we covered it a bit earlier as well) but needless to say, we are happy. We are always happy when the artist wins against  scumbags. Lets start with Ars: Court nixes individual track downloads of Pink Floyd...

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One Shot Answer For The Music Industry? NOOOPE!

One Shot Answer For The Music Industry? NOOOPE!

A new article on TechDirt boldly says : “Sorry, There’s No Silver Bullet Business Model For The Music Industry” personally, we are just surprised that there are no bullets (silver or not) flying towards the music industry and the RIAA in particular for their horrible behavior these past 5-10 years. Personally...

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Label (EMI) Again Fights Artist (Pink Floyd)

Label (EMI) Again Fights Artist (Pink Floyd)

Another example of why copyright fails so badly, after the artist creates… the labels have the end say. Pink Floyd and its label, EMI, are battling over online royalties stemming from a contested clause in their decade-old contract. The developer of The Dark Side of the Moon and other top-selling albums claims...

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Time to Invest In Customer Awareness.. Not Lawsuits or Draconian Measures

Time to Invest In Customer Awareness.. Not Lawsuits or Draconian Measures

From Zeropaid Consumer Focus also says that 85% can only name two, iTunes and Amazon, but UK music industry, in typical fashion, emphasizes that more than 35 exist and touts own study that found 96% awareness of iTunes and Amazon. Consumer Focus, the UK govt-backed consumer advocacy group, has long tried to illustrate...

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Finished With Slavery, RIAA Are Back To Fairy Tales

Finished With Slavery, RIAA Are Back To Fairy Tales

Just a little while back we linked to an article on how the music industry were shamelessly equating free radio play to slavery, and a long time back we linked to articles on how the RIAA/IFPI/BPI (MAFIAA) were trying to brainwash little kids. Now with a slight twist the RIAA are back with fairy tales but this time...

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Music Industry Going Back To Basics – Trying To Bribe Their Way Through (UPDATED 2)

Music Industry Going Back To Basics – Trying To Bribe Their Way Through (UPDATED 2)

With nearly every underhanded, under the table or slimy move of the music industry (ACTA or Digital Britain anyone?) almost instantly posted on blogs and tech sites around the world, and with ISPs refusing to be the industries lap dogs the industry has gone back to basics… hoping to bribe their way into the ISPs...

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RIAA Jump On Another Bandwagon: Haiti

RIAA Jump On Another Bandwagon: Haiti

The RIAA have a new strategy, as soon as something big is in the news they try to piggy back on it to get more exposure to their scummy and evil causes. The last big one that the RIAA jumped on was the ‘Chinese Google’ hack (not counting them making the connection of copyright infringement to slavery of...

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Apple Biting Off More Than It Can Chew? Hopefully!

Apple Biting Off More Than It Can Chew? Hopefully!

Apple is a company that makes some really good looking electronics, but have the stinkiest policies as well as worst DRM and that’s why we really really realllly dislike them. For a long time we had wondered why doesn’t Apple get into hot water the way Micro$oft does with their browser, after all, Apple...

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Television

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

From Ars: When independent filmmaker David Hoffman set out to make a documentary...


Latest Google Offering: G-Evil

Latest Google Offering: G-Evil

We love Google, heck we can’t name a single day in the past 3 years (or more)...


Viacom’s Lawyer: Customers “Need To Be Treated With Respect” (With Video!)

Viacom’s Lawyer: Customers “Need To Be Treated With Respect” (With Video!)

Well, we certainly do agree with Viacom on the subject, Customers do indeed need...


Apple Requests, No, DEMANDS Your Attention

Apple Requests, No, DEMANDS Your Attention

Apple’s filed a patent on a design for a device that won’t let its owner...


YouTube to Broadcast in 1080p HD!

YouTube to Broadcast in 1080p HD!

I love YouTube, but one of my pet beefs about it was the lack of quality video (and...


Comcast: Catching The Donkey By The Tail

Comcast: Catching The Donkey By The Tail

Comcast Corp.’s chief operating officer, Steve Burke, issued a warning to...


Rupert Murdoch’s Rant: Ban Google,No Fair Use (with Video!)

Rupert Murdoch’s Rant: Ban Google,No Fair Use (with Video!)

Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing writes: For months (years?) Rupert Murdoch has been...


BBC Backs Down To Public Outcry

BBC Backs Down To Public Outcry

Remember the BBC’s daft plan to put DRM on high-definition broadcasts even...


Movie MAFIAA Get 60 Minutes As Their Speakerbox

Movie MAFIAA Get 60 Minutes As Their Speakerbox

In what can only be described as shoddy propaganda and incompetent journalism the...


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Movies

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

60yr Old Sputnik Footage Spotlights Outdatd Copyright

From Ars: When independent filmmaker David Hoffman set out to make a documentary...


ACTA Is Coming, Bend Over,Grit Your Teeth, Sorry – NO Lube

ACTA Is Coming, Bend Over,Grit Your Teeth, Sorry – NO Lube

Whats the best way to get everyone to vote for one your pet laws..? well, it kind...


BS Vs. BS – Fair Use Contributes 2.2 Trillion!

BS Vs. BS – Fair Use Contributes 2.2 Trillion!

Big content (which comprises the companies that pay the RIAA/MPAA/BSA etc) loves...


Viacom’s Lawyer: Customers “Need To Be Treated With Respect” (With Video!)

Viacom’s Lawyer: Customers “Need To Be Treated With Respect” (With Video!)

Well, we certainly do agree with Viacom on the subject, Customers do indeed need...


The Real Pirates Are The Anti-Pirate Organizations!

The Real Pirates Are The Anti-Pirate Organizations!

Thanks to TF and WikiLeaks we see the real rogues, and pirates of the world: the...


HBO to Make RIAA Self Destruct Film!

HBO to Make RIAA Self Destruct Film!

Adaptation of the book “Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of...


MPAA Shuts Down Community WiFi Because of 1 (ONE!) Illegal Download!

MPAA Shuts Down Community WiFi Because of 1 (ONE!) Illegal Download!

Not only do they disconnect hundreds of people because one person downloaded a movie...


Zombieland Writer – Where’s My Standard Hollywood Excuse?

Zombieland Writer – Where’s My Standard Hollywood Excuse?

Zombieland co-writer Rhett Reese was shocked when he discovered more than a million...


We Know Hollywood Is This Dumb. Et Tu, Netflix?

We Know Hollywood Is This Dumb. Et Tu, Netflix?

Back in August, we wrote about the Hollywood movie studios conspiring to keep new...


Hollywood: Filtering and 3 Strikes Needs Encouragement

Hollywood: Filtering and 3 Strikes Needs Encouragement

The Motion Picture Association of America wants Congress to “encourage” internet...


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