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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Research: Movie Piracy Hurts Sales, But Not Always - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Ernesto on September 29, 2016 C: 79 News New research published by economists from the European Commission shows that online movie piracy significantly hurts sales. However, the effects differ greatly between countries. And in some cases piracy may actually increase revenue due to a sampling effect."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Using open document formats could create a domino effect | Opensource.com - 1 views

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    "Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept-open source-fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible."
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    "Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept-open source-fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Software Piracy Hurts Linux Adoption, Research Finds - TorrentFreak [# ! Note...] - 0 views

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      # ! No way. Piracy has nothing to do with Linux. It's just another 'biased' press #vane #try to #identify #opensource and '#crime'...
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    " Ernesto on February 21, 2016 C: 24 News New research suggests that software piracy has a detrimental effect on the adoption of Linux desktop operating systems. Piracy is one of the reasons why Windows has been able to maintain its dominant market position, making open source alternatives "forgotten victims" of copyright infringement."
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    " Ernesto on February 21, 2016 C: 24 News New research suggests that software piracy has a detrimental effect on the adoption of Linux desktop operating systems. Piracy is one of the reasons why Windows has been able to maintain its dominant market position, making open source alternatives "forgotten victims" of copyright infringement."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Piracy Can Boost Digital Music Sales, Research Shows - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    Ernesto on January 21, 2016 C: 18 News A new academic paper published by the Economics Department of Queen's University examines the link between BitTorrent downloads and music album sales. The study shows that depending on the circumstances, piracy can hurt sales or give it a boost through free promotion.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Design flaw in Intel processors opens door to rootkits, researcher says | ITworld - 0 views

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    "A design flaw in the x86 processor architecture dating back almost two decades could allow attackers to install a rootkit in the low-level firmware of computers, a security researcher said Thursday. Such malware could be undetectable by security products."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Researcher Receives Copyright Threat After Exposing Security Hole - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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      # ! Notices to prevent people's protection # ! Oh, The 'Copyright Enforcement'...
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    [ Andy on July 15, 2015 C: 69 News A researcher who exposed security flaws in tools used to monitor the Internet usage of UK students has been hit with a copyright complaint. 'Slipstream' discovered flaws in Impero Education Pro which could reveal the personal details of thousands of pupils but in response Impero has sent in its legal team. ...]
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    [ Andy on July 15, 2015 C: 69 News A researcher who exposed security flaws in tools used to monitor the Internet usage of UK students has been hit with a copyright complaint. 'Slipstream' discovered flaws in Impero Education Pro which could reveal the personal details of thousands of pupils but in response Impero has sent in its legal team. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

F1000Workspace - 1 views

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    "Whenever you come across an interesting article online just click the 'F' button in your browser, and we'll save the web link, full citation data and the PDF. There's no easier way to stay organised."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pirate Bay Block Doesn't Boost Sales, Research Shows | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    "It has to be noted that the research was carried out as part of Carnegie Mellon University's Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA), which received a generous donation from the MPAA. However, the researchers suggest that their work is carried out independently."
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    "It has to be noted that the research was carried out as part of Carnegie Mellon University's Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA), which received a generous donation from the MPAA. However, the researchers suggest that their work is carried out independently."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Research: Piracy Increases Literacy and Access to Knowledge | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on April 5, 2015 C: 0 News New research published by the African Governance and Development Institute shows that piracy increases literacy and the spread of knowledge. The researchers warn against the adoption of strict anti-piracy policies, but note that not all copyright protection is bad."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Social Sharing Habits: New Research Reveals What People Like to Share | Social Media Ex... - 0 views

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    "In this article you'll discover the most recent findings about what types of content get shared most, which channels seem to have the most users who share and what posting times result in the most shares."
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    "In this article you'll discover the most recent findings about what types of content get shared most, which channels seem to have the most users who share and what posting times result in the most shares."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

That Study In Every Paper Claiming Title II Will Result In $15 Billion In New Taxes? Ye... - 1 views

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    "As also noted, the claim was quickly picked up by media outlets and large ISP executives as the centerpiece of a campaign to convince the press, public and regulators that Title II will result in the sky falling. The cable industry was also quick to use the study as the underpinning of a series of ads pretending they care about soaring consumer bills (adorabl"
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    "As also noted, the claim was quickly picked up by media outlets and large ISP executives as the centerpiece of a campaign to convince the press, public and regulators that Title II will result in the sky falling. The cable industry was also quick to use the study as the underpinning of a series of ads pretending they care about soaring consumer bills (adorabl"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA Pays University $1,000,000 For Piracy Research | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on November 18, 2014 C: 11 Breaking The MPAA has donated over a million dollars Carnegie Mellon University in support of its piracy research program. The movie industry group sees academic research as a valuable tool to steer future copyright policies and uses the program's results to further its cause. " # ! #imagine...[ # ! ... the ‪#‎kind‬ of '‪#‎Research‬' is going to come from this... # ! ...where the last '‪#‎truth‬ ‪#‎defence‬ line' is ‪#‎impudently‬ ‪#‎tipped‬.]
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    [# Paid Pamphlets disguised as Research...?] " Ernesto on November 18, 2014 C: 11 Breaking The MPAA has donated over a million dollars Carnegie Mellon University in support of its piracy research program. The movie industry group sees academic research as a valuable tool to steer future copyright policies and uses the program's results to further its cause. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

On Ethics, Information Ethics and Internet Research Ethics - 0 views

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    "An Interview with Rafael Capurro by Rahman Marefat and Mahmood Sangari Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran"
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    "An Interview with Rafael Capurro by Rahman Marefat and Mahmood Sangari Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Research Warns Against Overestimated Movie Piracy Losses | TorrentFreak | # ! forget st... - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 6, 2014 C: 33 News New research published by the independent research outfit APAS Laboratory reveals that downloading of movie CAM copies is mostly discovery based. There is no link between the number of illegal downloads and box office revenues. Instead, pirates appear to consume the camcorded movies that are most visible on torrent sites."
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    " Ernesto on October 6, 2014 C: 33 News New research published by the independent research outfit APAS Laboratory reveals that downloading of movie CAM copies is mostly discovery based. There is no link between the number of illegal downloads and box office revenues. Instead, pirates appear to consume the camcorded movies that are most visible on torrent sites."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Law Professor Claims Any Internet Company 'Research' On Users Without Review Board Appr... - 1 views

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    "from the you-sure-you-want-to-go-there dept For many years I've been a huge fan of law professor James Grimmelmann. His legal analysis on various issues is often quite valuable, and I've quoted him more than a few times. However, he's now arguing that the now infamous Facebook happiness experiment and the similarly discussed OkCupid "hook you up with someone you should hate" experiments weren't just unethical, but illegal."
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    "from the you-sure-you-want-to-go-there dept For many years I've been a huge fan of law professor James Grimmelmann. His legal analysis on various issues is often quite valuable, and I've quoted him more than a few times. However, he's now arguing that the now infamous Facebook happiness experiment and the similarly discussed OkCupid "hook you up with someone you should hate" experiments weren't just unethical, but illegal."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

New way to curate research | Opensource.com - 1 views

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    Shauna Gordon-McKeon " Now that doesn't mean that the journal article format is obsolete-many inventions much older are still in wide use today. But after a third of a millennium, it's only natural that the format needs some serious updating."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA Research: Blocking The Pirate Bay Works, So..... | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on August 28, 2014 C: 61 News Hollywood has helped to get The Pirate Bay blocked in many countries, but not on its home turf. There are now various signs that this may change in the near future. Among other things, the MPAA has conducted internal research to show that site blocking is rather effective."
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    " Ernesto on August 28, 2014 C: 61 News Hollywood has helped to get The Pirate Bay blocked in many countries, but not on its home turf. There are now various signs that this may change in the near future. Among other things, the MPAA has conducted internal research to show that site blocking is rather effective."
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    Domain blocking in the U.S. is largely a non-starter in the U.S. because of the Constitution's First Amendment, although it has been allowed in some circumstances. Over-generalizing, but the more legal content a site has, the less susceptible it is to domain-blocking. It's even more difficult at the ISP level because of statutory protections that immunize ISPs from private content-related suit. Major U.S. ISPs zealously protect those protections in Congress. At the request of Hollywood, President Obama convened a meeting that persuaded major ISPs to voluntarily block download of particular movies, using DRM filters. But my understanding is that users can still download them if they are using the Tor browser. I haven't checked because there's nothing Hollywood releases that I can't wait until it's available on my cable television service. Even then, I mainly use the television to find something just interesting enough to persuade me to look up from my computer monitors for a moment, to reduce eye strain from monitor glare. I'm not a movie buff nor am I enamored of thinly veiled propaganda. So Hollywood does not figure largely in my life. As yet, there is no comparable blocking on music downloads.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The energy and greenhouse-gas implications of internet video streaming in the United St... - 0 views

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    [# ! Via Francisco Manuel Hernandez Sosa's FB...] OPEN ACCESS Arman Shehabi1, Ben Walker2 and Eric Masanet2 "Letters The rapid growth of streaming video entertainment has recently received attention as a possibly less energy intensive alternative to the manufacturing and transportation of digital video discs (DVDs). This study utilizes a life-cycle assessment approach to estimate the primary energy use and greenhouse-gas emissions associated with video viewing through both traditional DVD methods and online video streaming. Base-case estimates for 2011 video viewing energy and CO2(e) emission intensities indicate video streaming can be more efficient than DVDs, depending on DVD viewing method. "
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    OPEN ACCESS Arman Shehabi1, Ben Walker2 and Eric Masanet2 "Letters The rapid growth of streaming video entertainment has recently received attention as a possibly less energy intensive alternative to the manufacturing and transportation of digital video discs (DVDs). This study utilizes a life-cycle assessment approach to estimate the primary energy use and greenhouse-gas emissions associated with video viewing through both traditional DVD methods and online video streaming. Base-case estimates for 2011 video viewing energy and CO2(e) emission intensities indicate video streaming can be more efficient than DVDs, depending on DVD viewing method. "
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    [# ! Via Francisco Manuel Hernandez Sosa's FB...] OPEN ACCESS Arman Shehabi1, Ben Walker2 and Eric Masanet2 "Letters The rapid growth of streaming video entertainment has recently received attention as a possibly less energy intensive alternative to the manufacturing and transportation of digital video discs (DVDs). This study utilizes a life-cycle assessment approach to estimate the primary energy use and greenhouse-gas emissions associated with video viewing through both traditional DVD methods and online video streaming. Base-case estimates for 2011 video viewing energy and CO2(e) emission intensities indicate video streaming can be more efficient than DVDs, depending on DVD viewing method. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

GitHub focuses on making scientific research more open | opensource.com - 0 views

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    "Arfon Smith works at GitHub and is involved in a number of activities at the intersection of open science, open source, and online research. He has worked on several successful citizen science projects, like Zooniverse, a platform he co-founded where people can analyze real astronomical data and make significant contributions. Since his move to GitHub, Arfon has broadened his focus to how GitHub can help make academic collaborations behave more like open source ones."
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