Waxy.org has produced a detailed look at movie piracy, pointing the range of sources for unauthorized copies of major films. While camcord versions are part of the story, the leaks clearly come from many other sources including screener copies and DVD leaks.
Archive for February, 2008
My weekly law and technology column (Toronto Star version, Vancouver Sun version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) turns to the U.S. Presidential primaries, which is in full swing with millions of Americans ready to vote today in the "Super Tuesday" group of state primaries. The surprise of the campaign thus far has been the emergence of Democratic Senator Barack Obama, who is battling Senator Hillary Clinton for his party’s nomination. Obama has garnered strong support from younger demographics – particularly those aged 18 to 30 – who pundits argue are drawn to his emphasis on change. Somewhat overlooked, however, has been the role that technology has played in Obama’s success. In fact, he has actively courted the youth vote more than any other candidate both by embracing the use of technology as well as by prioritizing technology policy issues.
I am delighted to report that the Vancouver Sun, the largest paper in Vancouver, has picked up my weekly law and technology column. The column will run in the business section each Tuesday.
While the growth of Fair Copyright for Canada has been a good story in Canada as the group is about to pass 40,000 members, the Christian Science Monitor has a remarkable story about the One Million Voices Against FARC Facebook group that has grown to 270,000 members in one month […]