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Is Sharing the Next Form of Currency?

I was just reading a Technorati article entitled “Pinterest Users Need to Read the Fine Print“. It discusses the issue of Pinterest users agreeing to granting Pinterest the rights to use everything they pin on their board for free, forever. Not such a huge deal, except, if it’s not your content, you’re not legally authorised…

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Piracy is theft? No it’s not…

I found this nugget of information at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) web site while trying to find a way to pay royalties separately from obtaining the media. Downloading a movie without paying for it is no different than walking into a store and stealing a DVD off the shelf. Erm, “no…

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File sharing

The USPTO’s Office of International relations released a report in November 2006 titled Filesharing Programs and “Technological Features to Induce Users to Share”. Their view is that many peer-to-peer file sharing applications include technological features that make it easy for people to inadvertently share files they might not want to, such as copyrighted material and…

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