Sunday, 12 February 2012

The history of Copyright

Here is a nice video I found from my friend at Stonkington Manor. It's a brief (~55minute) history of copyright and how it affects us today. This really gives you a good insight on how things work behind the scenes and also how the big media companies (Disney, WB etc.) screw over the creators and keep this copyright running so that they are able to take a large cut of the royalties.

Take a look and tell me what you think!
Personally, I think we need to eliminate copyright all together (like the speaker mentions) and move to a new format that helps foster new content and new ideas through the Internet.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Well now, there goes another.

So BTJunkie was shut down. These are indeed dark times on the interwebs. I really hope people start to notice that their favorite websites are now in jeopardy of being shut down illegally.

Lucky for us, Wikipedia has a great link of alternative search engines one can use if one did require to do so. Not that I encourage this kind of thing.

I do feel that with more and more restrictions coming into place people will find away around them and even possibly move off of the Internet as we know it today and onto these meshnets I've been hearing about. It's just a matter of time.