Bittersweet Facts

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Let’s get one thing clear: the following should surprise absolutely no one. Over the weekend, news broke of yet another piracy-related study, this one having to do with the dearly departed Megaupload. In this paper, The Munich School of Management and Copenhagen Business School show that the shutdown of Megaupload negatively impacted the box office sales of many movies. Yeah,… Read more »

What Monsters Convinced Artists To Destroy Their Art?

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Buddha

Still riding the high from SOPA blackout day–a great show of strength and unity from netizens around the world–I woke this morning to the crushing news that one of the giants of file-sharing, Megaupload, had been taken off line, its people, from one corner of the globe to another, arrested, and its users locked out of… Read more »