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5 Reasons Why Illegal Downloaders Will Not Face a UK Ban

There's been a lot of buzz about a story The London Times ran this morning under the headline "Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads," which also appeared on the BBC website under the even more alarming headline "Illegal downloaders 'face UK ban." Time to get a couple of…

Why Everybody Lost The Pirate Bay Trial

The victory for the entertainment business was Pyrrhic, although this initial success is dampened by a possible mistrial. Nevertheless, four Swedes have been martyred. Yet content creators and consumers are no closer to new business models that solve the problem.

The Pirate’s Dilemma: To Compete or Not To Compete

It's hard for large organizations that move at glacial speeds to compete with individuals taking their content and creating new distribution systems, revenue streams and business models, but the fall of the major record labels taught the rest of the corporate world a lesson. In many cases, piracy it is…

How Pirates Will Change The Entertainment Industry

The Internet is in its infancy. Electronic information still travels along copper wires left over from the industrial revolution, but the information age is about to hit puberty. Fiber optic cables are sprouting in unexpected places. The piracy and chaos we are collectively experiencing is growing pains.

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