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March 7, 2012 by

Pinterest is taking off in the UK, says Hitwise

Pinterest, the website where users "pin" things of interest, has now taken off in the UK, following its huge success in the USA. Experian Hitwise says the site enjoyed a growth spurt between December and January, when UK Internet visits jumped by 55 percent to 1.

June 22, 2009 by

The media is dead. Long live the media

I've given up on the mainstream media -- movies, TV, even newspapers. There's a shift taking place from an old style of centralized network media to a decentralized peer-to-peer media. This is the beginning of the participatory society.

March 11, 2003 by

Tech plays both sides on DMCA

Many tech companies can't make up their minds--sometimes giving strong backing to the copyright law, then seeking alternatives later. Could it be as simple as hardware vs. software?

April 25, 2002 by

In search of digital copyright clarity

Digital copyright protection is a necessary component of a modern economy. But who should society value more, the creative people who produce the content people want--or the people who facilitate the way a product is distributed and consumed?

August 2, 2001 by

London protesters slam US copyright laws

LONDON--Protesters gathered outside the US Embassy in London this afternoon to call for the immediate release of Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer who was arrested by the FBI for creating software that circumvented the copyright protection mechanism in Adobe's eBook reader. Thirty-three activists arrived an hour late in Grosvenor Square, at 2pm, laden with banners such as "Visit the USA, go to jail".

April 18, 2000 by

Coop's Corner: Is hate for sale?

So here we are once again, arguing about the proper boundaries of freedom of speech on the Internet.The American Jewish Committee spent a pretty penny for an advertisement on The New York Times' op-ed page calling upon booksellers such as Amazon.

December 8, 1999 by

Mike Adams' last gasp

The last time I published the facts about Mike Adams, he threatened to sue me. This week, he's encouraging a national spamming campaign against the press and politicians to stir up enough anxiety to clear the shelves of Y2K supplies.


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