A massive criminal copyright suit might have left Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom penniless, but apparently, it hasn't crushed his ego.
Yesterday, the German entrepreneur launched a Twitter tirade, threatening to sue Google, Facebook, Citibank, and Twitter for infringing a two-step authentication p ... More >>
If you're one of those music fans who actually buys recordings -- instead of, you know, downloading your entire library out of ignorance, stupidity, and/or laziness -- chances are you remember Tower Records, the iconic, Sacramento-based chain whose abandoned locations still haunt certain San Francis ... More >>
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a local organization protecting civil liberties in the digital world, will ask a federal judge to allow lawful Megaupload users to have their files back. A hearing is scheduled for Friday at the federal courthouse in Alexandria,
Virginia where EFF staff attorney ... More >>
Given the intensity of the debates over digital piracy, you'd almost think that if one side or the other were to "win," the question would be decided: If critics of copyright holders were victorious, piracy would run rampant and the media industry would be brought to its knees; if the copyright o ... More >>
Last week, just as two ill-conceived anti-piracy bills were disintegrating in Congress in the face of a massive online protest, the FBI, with help from foreign governments, was busting Megaupload, one of the biggest sources of pirated digital goods.
The timing was interesting, though the feds s ... More >>
Phyllis KeatingPete TownshendLast night, Who guitarist Pete Townshend made a rousing speech at a British radio festival, blasting Apple's iTunes store for its treatment of musicians "whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire." His speech even included a list of things Townshend believes App ... More >>