New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

By Bennett Rieser November 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The United States’ largest copyright lobbies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, have initiated a highly controversial program nudging the educational system to shoulder the burden of teaching kids about how evil piracy …

Girls Don’t Pirate? Girls Don’t Pirate?

A survey was conducted over at the Pirate Bay, perhaps the most well-known of the bit torrent search engines, and besides the expected finds–downloaders have moved on from Napster-like mp3 downloads and are targeting movies–there’s an interesting tidbit about the …

Kids, Just Say No To Downloading


Last time I saw brain-scrubber propaganda like this was almost 25 years ago when, just a kid, I was terrified by some creepy comics left behind by some men my dad was talking to at the front door. Even at 7 and hungry for comic-anything, I couldn’t imagine why anybody’d want to read stories like that.

Metallica Changes Download Tune

The old joke is that Metallica sold out in 45 minutes—not a concert, just sold out. The wicked bass and drums didn’t score any points with purists when the band did a 180 and decided MTV was good for their career after all, nor were any points scored when they went after Napster. Those who know exactly what I’m talking about will also double-take when I tell you the band is cool with online music these days.

That may be because Trent Reznor and Radiohead were able to prove the concept that downloads are good for business.

Teens Not Aware Of Downloading Laws

Nearly half of teenagers (49%) said they are not familiar with the rules for downloading images, literature, music, movies and software from the Internet a new Microsoft survey says.

Only 11 percent of teens said they knew the laws "very well".  The majority (82%) of those who were familiar with the law said illegal downloaders should be punished. In contrast just over half (57%) who were unfamiliar with the laws said violators should be punished.

Downloading Penalties Violate First Amendment

People who have believed downloading copyrighted content did not pose any kind of legal problem have faced plenty of legal troubles, but the real trouble comes as enforcement against illegal downloading makes people fear legal downloading.

Consumers Not Down With Video Downloading

U.S. consumers are not satisfied with the videos they download from the Internet. Only 16 percent believe the selection of videos online is good and just 13 percent say that online videos are sold at a fair price, according to research from Parks Associates.

Illegal Downloading Drops Among Youth
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The illegal downloading of digital copyrighted works by youth ages 8 to 18 has dropped by 24 percent in the last three years according to a survey by the Business Software Alliance.

The survey was first conducted in 2004 and revealed that 60 percent of participants had made illegal downloads. In 2006 the percentage fell to 43 percent and in 2007 it dropped to 36 percent.

Wal-Mart Tests Film Sales Online

Retail giant Wal-Mart tests the waters of the online video market with the first offering to the site.

Downloading TV Shows Leads To More Watching

CBS has released results of a poll that indicate viewers who download TV shows watch more TV than the average viewer. The poll shows that half of the users downloaded programs they had never seen and later became fans of those programs.

Review: An Aid for the Hiring Process

Monster is offering a free tool called the Monster Companion, which brings direct access to Monster to your desktop. This can be very convenient for employers looking to post jobs and hire new people.

Aaron Wall Launches Back Link Analyzer

The ability to see what sites are linking to us is valuable one in the world of SEO. Unfortunately, when a backlink query is searched (link:www.nameofsite.com) the major search engines only return a cross-section of the sites that are linking to query site, not the entire list.

NewsGator Online Adds Support for Podcasts

One immediate user benefit from last month’s acquisition of FeedDemon by Newsgator is that a new version (beta) of FeedDemon’s FeedStation podcatcher was released yesterday which supports NewsGator Online and, soon, NewsGator Outlook Edition…

WinInet: Implementing Resuming Feature


This article describes the most efficient way to continue downloading a file from a point where it stoped and organize the mutithreaded downloading feature using the WinInet library.