If you’ve been having problems accessing either The Pirate Bay or Wikileaks recently, you’re not alone. It turns out, both websites have been hit with a DDOS attack. While there is work on getting the websites back up and running, who exactly is behind the attacks remain unclear.
We are starting to near the end of our series. While we’ve found quite a lot, there’s still something left for this series to give. The study of the day seems to follow a theme from previous studies – focus on adaptation, not enforcing copyright laws on file-sharing networks.
The UK version of the three strikes law as laid out in the Digital Economy Bill is nearing the next step to implementation. Ofcom, an independent regulator in the UK is now reportedly weeks away from publishing an ISP code of conduct which lays out the rules for disconnecting file-sharers.
After several years of lobbying, user outrage, consumer group advocacy and debate from all sides of the spectrum, the latest iteration of the Canadian copyright reform bill is now headed for debate in government.
We are now well into the final stretch of our long-running series of what file-sharing studies really have to say. In our fifth to last study of the series, we cover a study that found that people who download copyrighted material also purchased more music legally.
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Is ACTA a violation of European human rights? That’s what the European Commission hopes to find out. The controversial agreement has been referred to the European Court of Justice. Negotiated behind closed doors. Very few stakeholders involved or even allowed to hear the negotiations.
In the previous study we covered here on ZeroPaid, we saw an interesting point that lowering prices is, perhaps, the best way to attract customers as noted in Korea. That study wasn’t the only one conducted in that region.
We’ve been following the dramatic censorship news from Europe as of the last few weeks. So has the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). In a blog posting, the MPAA celebrated the recent developments in Internet censorship as “good news” for consumers.
One of our main criticisms about online censorship is that, most of the time, there’s little to no accountability and that such regimes open the door for abuse.
While the threat of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) potentially causing absolute chaos on internet and innovation may have been postponed for now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the fight to save the internet is over.
What Filesharing Studies Really Say – Part 13 – Lower Prices Decrease Filesharing and Increases Sales
We’re approaching the final stretch in our long-running series of what file-sharing studies really say. This study discusses the price of content and what affect it would have on file-sharing.
Official HMA! Web Proxy extension for Chrome allows easy switch to secure, anonymous web browsing. With varying degrees of online censorship making the rounds around the world it’s important for Internet users to have the means to be able to access content in spite of it.
It can be difficult at times to convince people not to pirate expensive software, but charging for security updates certainly isn’t going to help. After bad press and user backlash, Adobe has since backed of their plans to charge its customers extra for critical security fixes.
The first half of our investigative reporting was interesting and this second half is certainly not disappointing either. This next study discusses a simple argument many have made before – the media industry needs to adapt to a new business model designed for the modern digital era.
We are continuing the second half of our long-running series on what various file-sharing studies really have to say. This study examines the effect file-sharing has had on live performances or live concerts for the artists and finds that profits have increased dramatically.
We’ve seen numerous anti-piracy ads and warnings on DVD’s and Blu-Ray before, but now we’ll be seeing double the ads in the near future.
We have moved into the second half of our long-running series of what file-sharing studies really say.
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Our series of what file-sharing studies are really saying has revealed a lot of telling information. With an incredible amount of information unearthed by this exercise so far, we can now inform you that we have only arrived at the half-way mark in our long-running series.