What is this Bodström society thing anyway?

One thing that has emerged as a concept in the Swedish blogosphere over the last two years is the Bodström society. It obviously derives from the Swedish justice minister Thomas Bodström. The term relates to a society that is going in an Orwellian direction towards more and more monitoring of…

How The RIAA Sues

New York lawyer Ray Beckerman provides an excellent overview of how the RIAA litigation process works. “The RIAA lawsuits pit a small number of very large recording companies against individuals who have paid for an internet access account. On the plaintiff’s end, the owners of the underlying copyrights in the…

Odd Job Jack For Free

The Canadian animation series Odd Job Jack releases every episode plus additional resources for free. The content is released under a Creative Commons license, and distibuted over BitTorrent. What do they offer? Master flash files and bitmaps of every piece of art used in this season of Odd Job Jack.…

Gangs of London Leaks on BitTorrent

An internal BETA version of the PSP game “Gangs of London” has been leaked onto several BitTorrent sites last week. Sony spokesman David Wilson warns potential pirates that “the leak” is incomplete and that it might be a bit “buggy”. He said: “The version of Gangs Of London that you…

Torrent: Free and Open Source Software CD

I stumbled upon this great collection of free and open source software applications. The CD is created by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society and contains over 100 useful applications.

MashBoxx: Authorized P2P Downloads

Mashboxx is the first p2p application that offers music downloads authorized by major record labels. This week Mashboxx finalized their deal with SONY BMG.

Party With Pirates!

The Pirates are throwing a party, and you are invited! Why? 1. PiratbyrÃ¥ns website has, as reported, returned after a political repression. 2. Copy Me (swedish), an anthology of texts from the website, has been a huge success and quickly sold out but will now be released in a new…