Tag: piracy

by Mark Glaser

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “BitTorrent”? Probably visions of teenage boys in basements swapping pirated music and movie files. That’s long been the public perception of the technology protocol BitTorrent, but there’s also an entity known as BitTorrent, Inc., and it would very much like for you to […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Retweeting Without Reading? It’s happening, and it affects journalism strategy on Twitter  (10,000 Words) 2. In Israeli attack on Hamas: Shock, awe and social media (NYT Bits) 3. News companies see a financial future in brand-sponsored digital content (Poynter) 4. Facebook caters to […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Barnes & Noble reports $57.7 million loss in the fourth quarter (NYT) 2. Will bot-reporters be as trusted a source as Walter Cronkite? (Fast Company) 3. Now you can visit popular Twitter accounts without seeing @ replies (Twitter) 4. How […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Man sentenced to one year in federal prison for uploading X-Men movie (Deadline) 2. New York Times Co. negotiating to sell regional newspapers (Media Decoder) 3. Should computer science be required in K-12? (MindShift) 4. E-books as a digital news business strategy (Nieman Reports) 5. […] more »

by Scott Turow

Click here to read the whole series This piece appears in Brian Reich’s upcoming book “Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society.” Read the Kindle version here. Some people argue that books are outmoded, that there are other media available today that offer more immediate methods for delivering knowledge and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the recent ruling in the Pirate Bay case, where four men at the file-sharing site were found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison — but are asking for a retrial due to a conflict of interest by the judge. I […] more »

by Mark Glaser

All the lawsuits and rhetoric around people uploading copyrighted material on video-sharing sites such as YouTube make it seem like a black-and-white situation: either you’re shooting your own original video or stealing it from someone else. But what’s lost in that simple either-or interpretation is the more gray area in copyright law known as fair […] more »