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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Upending the Music Industry with Imogen Heap | instigating.com [# ! Via...] - 0 views

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    "I recently spoke with GRAMMY winning musician, songwriter and the incredibly technophilic Imogen Heap. She's an artist and instigator who has drawn a rather impressive crowd as she's proposing new ways to create and share both music and how it's valued"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Some Pirate Sites Have Little Respect For Their Users - TorrentFreak [#! Note] - 0 views

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    " Andy on January 24, 2016 C: 74 Opinion Basic rules of economics dictate that websites need a way to monetize their operations but with pressure in the advertising world increasing, options for pirate sites are more narrow than they were. However, while many still do their best to deliver a decent experience to users, others are letting everyone down."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Anti-Piracy Education Enters UK Classrooms - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Andy on January 4, 2016 C: 78 News A new component of the Creative Content UK initiative is set to discourage Internet piracy via the classroom. Encouraging students to think about who will pay for Vin Diesel's socks if everyone pirates movies, the UK government, The Industry Trust and Federation Against Copyright Theft have a lesson plan up their collective sleeves."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Devaluation of Music: It's Worse Than You Think - Cuepoint - Medium - 0 views

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    "Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties"
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    "Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

BitTorrent Still Dominates Internet's Upstream Traffic - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on December 8, 2015 C: 20 News New data published by Canadian broadband management company Sandvine reveals that BitTorrent can be credited for a quarter of all upstream Internet traffic in North America, more than any other traffic source. With heavy competition from Netflix and other real-time entertainment, BitTorrent's overall traffic share is falling."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

UK Anti-Piracy 'Education' Campaign Launched, Quietly - TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on December 1, 2015 C: 57 Opinion After a long wait the UK's broad anti-piracy effort operated by ISPs and copyright holders has finally launched. The UK Government-funded program aims to warn and educate illegal file-sharers in the hope of decreasing piracy rates over time, but thus far the response has been rather underwhelming."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Copyright Industry Still Doesn't Understand This Fight Isn't About Money, But Liberty -... - 0 views

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    " Rick Falkvinge on November 29, 2015 C: 164 Opinion With a lot of people streaming music and video from services such as Spotify, Pandora and Netflix, torrenting is less of a visible conflict than ten years ago. But similar fights continue in the shape of net neutrality and privacy, with the same values: it was never about the money."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Swedish Pirates are More Likely to Buy Legal Content - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on November 12, 2015 C: 27 Breaking As the entertainment industries catch up, fewer and fewer Swedish citizens are using unauthorized file-sharing networks. That's according to a new study which has found that just 18% of the population now engages in the hobby. Nevertheless, those that do pirate are dramatically more likely to buy legal content than those who don't."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

¿Existe exceso de uniformidad en la gran industria discográfica actual? | Ind... - 0 views

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    "No hemos publicado más discos en toda la historia de Warner, yo no he publicado más discos que ahora, hay una gran producción y con una diversidad enorme. Lo que si es verdad es que nunca antes en la historia yo he visto una uniformidad más absoluta en lo que son las listas de ventas del mundo, "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Short, Troubled History of Apple Music | Digital Music News - 0 views

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      # ! #Music (#business) is NOT for Everyone. # ! Not even for the Recording Industry itself, # ! as actually crafted... # ! :)
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    "June 8th: Apple unveils Apple Music, while promoting an 'indie artist' that doesn't exist. The company confidently declares that Apple Music will reach 100 million paying subscribers."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Rightscorp's DMCA Subpoena Effort Crashes and Burns - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Andy on August 19, 2015 C: 15 Breaking Rightscorp's efforts to unmask file-sharers using the DMCA has crashed and burned. After a federal judge ruled in favor of ISP Birch Communications and quashed the anti-piracy firm's subpoena, Rightscorp appealed the decision. Now the company has backed down, handing the ISP and privacy a big win."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Video game industry grew 4 times faster than US economy in 2012, study says - CNET - 0 views

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    "The games industry continues to boom while other sectors of the economy sputter, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. by Nick Statt @nickstatt November 11, 2014 2:54 PM PST "
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    "The games industry continues to boom while other sectors of the economy sputter, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. by Nick Statt @nickstatt November 11, 2014 2:54 PM PST "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Most Aussie Pirates Are the Industry's Best Customers - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on July 22, 2015 C: 4 Breaking A survey commission by the Australian government has found that more than a quarter of all local Internet users consume content illegally online. Interestingly, while 7% of the population were found to be hardcore pirates who spend nothing on legitimate content, those who pirate and also buy legally are the industry's best customers"
Paul Merrell

Exclusive: U.S. tech industry appeals to Obama to keep hands off encryption | Reuters - 0 views

  • As Washington weighs new cybersecurity steps amid a public backlash over mass surveillance, U.S. tech companies warned President Barack Obama not to weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.In a strongly worded letter to Obama on Monday, two industry associations for major software and hardware companies said, "We are opposed to any policy actions or measures that would undermine encryption as an available and effective tool."The Information Technology Industry Council and the Software and Information Industry Association, representing tech giants, including Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, IBM and Microsoft Corp, fired the latest salvo in what is shaping up to be a long fight over government access into smart phones and other digital devices.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

RIAA Cuts More Jobs, Awards Bonuses to Execs | TorrentFreak [# Note] - 0 views

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      # ! cutting jobs, rising executives' bonuses... # ! where is the Music Industry Drama # ! (fired workers aside)...? # ! why all this preasure to governments to harden # ! 'anti-sharing' laws...?
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    Ernesto on May 17, 2015 C: 0 Breaking The RIAA continues to reduce its workforce, which has been slashed in half in just five years. According to the organization's latest tax return the RIAA now employs 55 people. The group's top three executives account for a quarter of all salaries paid, including several sizable bonuses.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

(7) Music consumption at the dawn of the music industry: the rise of a cultural fad | M... - 0 views

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    [Marco Guerzoni * Massimiliano Nuccio Received: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013 Abstract This paper discusses the extent to which sociodemographic characteristics of consumers and their past consumption are less effective in explaining the decision of purchasing a cultural good than the characteristics of the product itself, which allow for imitative behaviors and are at the basis of distinction. While the ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Killing Spotify's Free Version Will Boost Piracy | TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 0 views

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      # ! The Truth is That Industry DOESN'T WANT any competitive, affordable and convenient online music service, as '#They' want to keep on manipulating market and, this, way, try to control the #FreeThinking' that a wide supply of music contents provides... # ! And, of course, preserve its de facto monopoly in the (music related) market panorama...
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    [ Ernesto on May 10, 2015 C: 0 Opinion Spotify is generally hailed as a piracy killer, with music file-sharing traffic dropping in virtually every country where the service launches. However, much of this effect may be lost if recent calls to end Spotify's free tier are honored. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

FCC refuses broadband industry demand to halt Title II classification | Ars Technica [#... - 0 views

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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 8, 2015 9:45 pm UTC [http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/] Share Tweet 30 The Federal Communications Commission today denied the requests of five broadband industry trade groups that asked for an immediate halt to the reclassification of Internet service providers as common carriers subject to Title II regulation."
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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 8, 2015 9:45 pm UTC [http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/] Share Tweet 30 The Federal Communications Commission today denied the requests of five broadband industry trade groups that asked for an immediate halt to the reclassification of Internet service providers as common carriers subject to Title II regulation."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Entire broadband industry seeks immediate halt to Title II classification | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "by Jon Brodkin - May 1, 2015 8:34 pm UTC Share Tweet 141 Four major trade associations representing broadband providers today asked for an immediate halt to the Federal Communications Commission decision to reclassify the providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Music Industry Reports 200 Millionth Pirate Link to Google | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    [ # ! This is a movement against Google itself and for other causes- as 'real pirates' do not need Google to find the sites. They go directly as download/share webs are met through other mechanisms... ] [ ..."Google, however, believes that it has done enough and repeatedly argues that the entertainment industries can themselves do more. "Piracy often arises when consumer demand goes unmet by legitimate supply," the company noted earlier. "The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can." ...]
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    [* # ! This is a movement against Google itself and for other causes- as 'real pirates' do not need ggGoogle to find the sites. They go directly as download/share webs are met through other mechanisms... ] "Google, however, believes that it has done enough and repeatedly argues that the entertainment industries can themselves do more. "Piracy often arises when consumer demand goes unmet by legitimate supply," the company noted earlier. "The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can.""
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