Falkvinge Reminds Us Why Declaring Independence Was A Good Idea.

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PirateGuy

…for creators anyway. While traditional industries fight change, independent creators everywhere thrive on it.   The internet is breaking the traditions of the creative industries apart.  Those with that quintessential human ability to adapt ought to be most proud.  Tomorrow is Pay A Blogger day, a day for supporting creators creating freely and for free,… Read more »

Avoid the Piss in the Pool–Get on the Pirate Ship

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TPBTapeBones

Last week, writer Andrew Hickey posted his thoughts on unprofessionalism in indie writing in a post entitled “Pissing in the Pool or  Why Readers Hate Indie Writers.”   In sum, the refusal of their authors to aspire to higher quality–in the product, in their writing, in their conduct–gives all indie writers a bad name.  “If you… Read more »

Writing to Authors for Dummies

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ForDummies

UPDATE: Two of five letters sent received responses.  I am continuing to try to communicate with these authors and will be putting each author’s emails up in their own posts.  Here are the correspondances so far with . . . Sue Jenkins (Dreamweaver for Dummies)  someone (?) in contact with Barbara Obermeier (Photoshop for Dummies)… Read more »

Pirates AND Writers, not Pirates VS Writers: Why you’re not on the other side

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TPBTapeBones

As previously mentioned, my blogs are being unified during the cazybusyness of NaNoWriMo. Not every post is migrating here, just the ones I want to add to. This one’s the first of a series of rants on the conflict between pirates and writers and why we think there is one at all. The music and… Read more »

Pirate Bay Case Too Complicated for Court: Swedish Prosecutor Needs to Go Back to School

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TPBTapeBones

Apparently, denying one Pirate Bay Founder a fair trial wasn’t enough.  Now, the Swedish courts may very well deny them all a chance to defend themselves. This week Sweden’s Prosecutor General pushed for the Pirate Bay’s case not to go forward to a Supreme Court appeal because: 1) The defendants are clearly guilty and 2)  The case… Read more »

Pirate Denied Due Process Because of Illness

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TPBTapeBones

Update 9/1/12: He’s ALIVE!  😀   Sadly, he’s alive in a Cambodian jail with only the prospect of Swedish prison ahead of him, being that he was denied the right to defend himself….    But OMG – Alive! Since we’re talking about libraries… (Or:  No, this is not off topic!) Is There a Prison for… Read more »

Is the Music Industry smarter than the Publishing Industry?

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HIEROGLYPHICS

“Digital Restrictions Management should preferably be outlawed, as it is a type of fraud nullifying consumer and citizen rights, but at least, it must always be legal to circumvent.” Pirate Party’s position on DRM, now adopted by the Green group of the European Union So we’re clear now: Libraries are important; the internet is important,… Read more »

How will we get paid? part iii: Crowdfunding

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__________________________________ Part IV.iii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #3: Crowdfunding (WTF?  Start from #1) Crowdfunding is when fans decide they like an artist enough to give them money to continue making art. This is not a hypothetical.  Fans are already realizing that… Read more »

How will we get paid? part ii: Self-Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.ii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #2: We will sell our books (and whatever else we want.) (WTF?  Check out Way #1) For all the talk about our right to control how our writing is reproduced and distributed, few authors… Read more »

How will we get paid? part i: Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.i of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ The pirate king, is right. Harsh though it sounds, getting artists paid is not a politician’s job. It’s the artists’ job. So in a world without copyright monopoly, how will we make money? This question is important and complex and… Read more »