Posts Tagged ‘P2P’

NBC: We Put the Cock in Peacock

January 16, 2008

After my internet connection going buggy on me earlier, I decided to visit DSLReports and check things out (a great site, by the way, for all kinds of troubleshooting and related things to your Internet connectivity, often loads better than your ISP support).  Browsing through their news headlines, which always pays a close eye on communications, I found a funny news item.  It has to do with NBC Universal recently issuing a letter to the FCC, not asking but demanding ISPs be forced to use filter-technology, in order to (supposedly) ease bandwidth and prevent copyright infringements through – you guessed it – the magic word, file-sharing. 
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Thief, Sinner, Downloader

January 1, 2008

The RIAA has reached a new low in their efforts to blame P2P file-sharing for their declining profits. Recently, they have made the argument that it is illegal to copy a CD you have purchased to your own computer (a summary of the events can be found in this Washington Post article, and numerous other places). It really makes me wonder when, if ever, will they realize they are not going to succeed in their attempts to invade privacy, prevent technological growth, and assume the role of dictator over the price, use, and distribution of music.
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Radiohead’s In Rainbows

December 23, 2007

In Rainbows
Radiohead
In Rainbows

A few years ago, shortly after Amnesiac had been released and digested, I asked a friend of mine what he thought the next album would be like, and he said “I don’t know, but it will be important.” It was funny, but true. Somehow, Radiohead has managed to keep that assessment accurate again, and they’ve pulled off a feat that very few musicians pull off anymore: they keep making good albums.
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