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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Social Media's Globe-Shaking Power - The New York Times - 1 views

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    "As the technology industry came to grips in the last week with the reality of a presidential election that did not go its way, many in Silicon Valley landed on the idea that widespread misinformation spread online was a primary factor in the race's outcome."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Fail: Anti-Piracy Outfits Send Takedown Request For Non-Existent Torrents - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on August 21, 2016 C: 24 Breaking HBO, Paramount Pictures and other copyright holders are sending takedown notices for torrent links that have never existed. The notices accuse sites of distributing recent movies and TV-shows. However, the services in question have been down for a year, showing that anti-piracy groups automatically generate links based on hashes without any verification."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Russian Copyright Law Allows Entire News Site To Be Shut Down Over A Single Copied Arti... - 0 views

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    "from the funny-how-that-works dept We've noted for a long time now that copyright laws are regularly used as a tool for censorship. In Russia, abusing copyright law for censorship and to harass political opponents has become standard. Remember how the Russian government teamed up with Microsoft to use questionable copyright claims to intimidate government critics? And then how the MPAA gleefully got into bed with Russia's media censor to celebrate copyright? Of course, Russia also expanded its ability to use copyright to censor the internet, following pressure from short-sighted US diplomats, demanding that Russia better "respect" copyright laws. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pirate Blocking Injunctions Could Be Abused, Researchers Say - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Andy on July 4, 2016 C: 19 News Researchers at Western Sydney University and King's College London have published a paper comparing various 'pirate' blocking mechanisms around the world. While all have shortcomings, the regime in the UK is highlighted as being open to potential future abuse."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ISP Boss Criticizes Calls to Criminalize File-Sharers - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Andy on May 7, 2016 C: 27 News The boss of a prominent ISP in Sweden has criticized moves by the government which could criminalize hundreds of thousands of Internet users. Bahnhof CEO Jon Karlung says the country is stuck in the past when it calls for harsher punishments for file-sharing and should instead concentrate on developing better legal options."
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    " By Andy on May 7, 2016 C: 27 News The boss of a prominent ISP in Sweden has criticized moves by the government which could criminalize hundreds of thousands of Internet users. Bahnhof CEO Jon Karlung says the country is stuck in the past when it calls for harsher punishments for file-sharing and should instead concentrate on developing better legal options."
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.

RIAA Wants $17 Million Damages From 'New' Grooveshark - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 31, 2015 C: 34 Breaking The RIAA is asking a New York federal court to issue a default judgment against the 'reincarnation' of the defunct Grooveshark music service. The record labels are demanding more than $13 million in piracy damages plus another $4 million for willful counterfeiting. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ISPs and Rightsholders Extend "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    Ernesto on September 3, 2015 C: 32 Breaking The six-strikes Copyright Alert System will remain in place. The MPAA, RIAA and five large U.S. Internet providers have unanimously agreed to extend the program. The parties are currently negotiating if and how they can improve the warning system in the hope that it will eventually change people's attitudes toward piracy.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

California Supreme Court Shows How Pharma 'Pay For Delay' Can Violate Antitrust Laws | ... - 0 views

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    "from the antitrust dept For many years now, we've been talking about the problematic practice of "pay for delay" in the pharma industry. This involved patent holders paying generic pharmaceutical makers some amount of money to not enter the market in order to keep their own monopoly even longer."
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    "from the antitrust dept For many years now, we've been talking about the problematic practice of "pay for delay" in the pharma industry. This involved patent holders paying generic pharmaceutical makers some amount of money to not enter the market in order to keep their own monopoly even longer."
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.

Twitter moves non-US accounts to Ireland away from the NSA - 0 views

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    "Twitter has updated its privacy policy, creating a two-lane service that treats US and non-US users differently. If you live in the US, your account is controlled by San Francisco-based Twitter Inc, but if you're elsewhere in the world (anywhere else) it's handled by Twitter International Company in Dublin, Ireland. The changes also affect Periscope."
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