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File-sharing has weakened copyright—and helped society

“Data on the supply of new works are consistent with our argument that file sharing did not discourage authors and publishers,” they write in their paper, “File-sharing and Copyright” PDF. “The publication of new books rose by 66 percent over the 2002-2007 period. Since 2000, the annual release of new music albums has more than […]

P2P Not to Blame for Content Industry Failures Says EU

Image via Wikipedia P2P Not to Blame for Content Industry Failures Says EU. The report finds, in a surprising contradiction to what industry executives have been spouting for ages, consumers’ behavior has nothing to do with the peer-to-peer technology (P2P) that has given rise to all-you-can-eat systems for free downloads of copyrighted content. In fact, […]

New Rules for the New Economy

New Rules for the New Economy. by Kevin Kelley Being reissued for 10th anniversary. Strategies 1. Move tech to invisibility 2. If its not animated, animate it. (add a chip to it.) 3. If its not connected, connect it. 4. Distribute knowledge — parts need to be aware of what the system knows. 5. If […]