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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Hides Industry Agenda Added: Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags: File Sharing, Freedom, ET, Extra Torrent, p2p, Torrent, Peer To Peer, Rights, .torrent, hollywood, torrent site, Barack Obama, extratorrent.com, ACTA, South Korea, agenda
The capital of South Korea, Seoul, once again played host to the Anti-Conterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations yesterday, where representatives from corporations within the entertainment industry attempted to force their agenda upon the board in which presided over the hearings. Keep in mind these meetings were supposed to be about free trade and the prevention of global piracy. Indie Musician Has His Works Pirated By Warner Music Added: Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags: Freedom, Anti Piracy, Copyright, Torrents, Sharing, Piracy, Rights, Media, Illegal, Warner Bros, Warner Music, MySpace, corporation
How man of you have heard an early nineties song, by the artist Edwyn Collins, called, "A Girl Like You"? I admit it may have been before my time, but it was a hit during that period of music. Recently, the now independent artist Edwyn Collins, had decided it was time to share his original materials, which he owns all copyrights of, on his MySpace page. It was shortly after he tried to upload his own written, recorded, and produced works, that MySpace refused to allow him to place it there available for free, claiming that Warner Music owned the copyright to it. U.S. House Accelerates Anti P2P Legislation Added: Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags: File Sharing, Freedom, Right, Torrents, p2p, Protocol, Government, House Of Representatives, USA, bill, legislation, funding
The United States House Of Representatives, which has currently put forth a bill attempting to manipulate or control peer to peer networks, now has even more so a reason to confine these networks and applications. Tiversa Incorporated, a U.S. Security firm, has passed along evidence to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that classified military documents have been shared via some p2p networks. This of course will only inflame the situation, with those in government who lack knowledge of peer to peer networks and how they operate, quickly assuming it's a "devious" world with uncharted and dangerous possibilities. File Sharing Is A Right In the age of modern technology, many have been driven to accept new methods of information technology. Business, governments, and the general public, have all become accustomed to using new and inventive methods of advertising, propaganda, and promotional tools.
In recent years, the Bit Torrent Protocol, has become widely popular, some say accounting for more than 27-55% of all internet traffic. The protocol, invented by Bram Cohen, was intended for users to distribute their arts, software, or creative ideas easily, fast, and reliably. Fast forward to 2009, where everyone is attempting to use this as a tool to promote their business, website, products, or innovations. It is also used to distribute materials which some say have copyrights, and thus, sparking a moral and legal battle globally.
The climate that has resulted from this, is as if an ugly cloud of seemingly endless attacks have been spread over the internet, bringing with it a storm of possible censorship and accountability. This debate can be viewed in many ways, and I will discuss some of the points here today. From a "fair" perspective.
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