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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Is One Big Fat Pirate-Linking Search Engine - Digital Music News - 0 views

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    "Is Google bullying the entire media industry? On Wednesday, Getty Images filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust commission over Google's alleged piracy of its content. Getty Images claims that Google 'siphons traffic' away from the company's premium website."
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    "Is Google bullying the entire media industry? On Wednesday, Getty Images filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust commission over Google's alleged piracy of its content. Getty Images claims that Google 'siphons traffic' away from the company's premium website."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Tidal Might Know Artists, But It Doesn't Get Listeners | WIRED - 0 views

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    "the company, tripling its paid subscriber base and increasing its valuation to $84 million. (Even at 3 million, though, its paid subscriber base is still dwarfed by Spotify's 30 million and Apple Music's 11 million.) The rollout was inconsistent "
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    "the company, tripling its paid subscriber base and increasing its valuation to $84 million. (Even at 3 million, though, its paid subscriber base is still dwarfed by Spotify's 30 million and Apple Music's 11 million.) The rollout was inconsistent "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The-Speculative-Invoicing-Handbook.pdf - 0 views

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    "Stage One: Put The Kettle On So you've received a letter, you feel intruded upon and threatened. You're wondering if you even did w hat you've been accused of - well, at least, what your connection , has been accused of... You're not the first and you're unlikely to be the last to get one of these 'nastygrams'. The first step to managing the situation you've been put in is to tackle it calmly. You have been invited to play a game. This particular game requires careful thought and rational, planned actions. It is not best played while emotions are running high; never do anything in haste. You're reading this handbook so you've clearly used your head so far and are on the right track. If you've not already done so, make yourself a cuppa and sit down to read the rest of this. Relax... you're among friends now. Welcome to the team."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

28% of Piracy Takedown Requests Are "Questionable" - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on March 31, 2016 C: 13 Breaking A new study published by researchers from Columbia University's American Assembly and Berkeley reveals that more than 28% of the takedown requests received by Google are "questionable." Nearly five percent of the takedown notices that were reviewed did not target the supposed infringing content, while another 24 percent raised other concerns, including fair use. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

"Open WiFi Operators Are Not Liable for Pirating Users" - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on March 16, 2016 C: 13 Breaking Restaurants, bars and shops that offer their customers free and open Wi-Fi are not liable for pirating users. This is the advice Advocate General Szpunar has sent to the EU Court of Justice in what may turn out to be a landmark case."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Universal & Warner Defeated in vKontakte Piracy Battles - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    Universal and Warner Music have been handed defeats in legal battles with Russia-based social networking site vKontakte. An earlier ruling that the platform must use "effective measures" to bring piracy under control has been overturned, with the Court maintaining that vKontakte is not liable for infringements on its service.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

RIAA and Tech Giants Clash In Usenet Piracy Case - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    The RIAA has joined adult publisher Perfect 10 in its appeal against Giganews. Both argue that the Usenet service is directly liable for the blatant copyright infringements on its service. Giganews is supported by several digital rights groups and tech companies, who fear that the RIAA's request endangers a free and open Internet.
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.

4shared Wins Court Case to Overcome Piracy Blockade - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on February 19, 2016 C: 12 Breaking Popular file-hosting service 4shared has won a court case against the South Korean authorities who placed the site on a national piracy blocklist. While 4shared's users occasionally host pirated files, the court concludes that it can't be seen as a service that is setup specifically to facilitate copyright infringement."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Beware: Piracy Defense Lawyers Can Be "Trolls" Too - TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on February 8, 2016 C: 37 News Every month hundreds of people are sued for sharing copyrighted media through file-sharing networks, mostly BitTorrent. This practice is big business for copyright holders and lawyers alike. Unfortunately, however, not all defense attorneys appear to have the best interests of their clients at heart."
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.

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.

Pirates Fail to Prevent $38 Billion Box Office Record - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on January 9, 2016 C: 67 Opinion Hollywood tends to leave no opportunity unused in its quest to show that online piracy is devastating the movie industry. However, this supposed devastation is not visible at the box office this year. In 2015 worldwide box office grosses surpassed $38 billion, while North American theaters raked in more that $11 billion for the first time in history. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Adele, games, and streaming push UK entertainment revenue to record £6.1B | A... - 0 views

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    [Adele, games, and streaming push UK entertainment revenue to record £6.1B Video games accounted for five of the top 10 selling properties for the year. by Mark Walton - Jan 8, 2016 12:55pm CET ]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Startup Leverages DMCA Notices As Artist Marketing Tool - TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on January 6, 2016 C: 39 Breaking Every day millions of pirates are being tracked by companies working for the entertainment industries. This data is often used to warn or even sue alleged offenders, but a new startup is taking a different route. Instead of punishing pirates they treat them as fans, allowing artists to use DMCA notices as a marketing tool."
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.

Search Engines Need Regulating to Reduce Piracy, Russia Says - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on December 11, 2015 C: 28 News Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor says it will create a working group to look into the regulation of search engine results. The move is part of a package of initiatives designed to make pirated content harder to find. Also on the table are discussions on how to make anti-piracy techniques less prone to circumvention."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

You're Gonna Pay for All that Piracy, American ISPsDigital Music News [# ! Critical ;) ... - 0 views

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    "Last month, US District Court judge Liam O'Grady dropped the bomb on Cox Communications by stripping the ISP of critical DMCA protections. This week, he's laying the groundwork for a potentially disastrous level of liability and damages, not just for Cox, but the entire class of US-based ISPs."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

University: 'Pirating' Students Being Deliberately Targeted - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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      # ! Between skyrocketing tuition and, now, students persecution, it seems that the real plan is to destroy Universities, a direct attack to knowledge... and Freedom.
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    " Andy on December 3, 2015 C: 84 Breaking Data published by Central Michigan University has revealed a worrying trend in copyright complaints. Out of 1,912 received so far in 2015, more than 80% were from Rightscorp, a company that demands cash to settle. The university's chief information officer believes that campuses like his are being deliberately targeted"
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    " Andy on December 3, 2015 C: 84 Breaking Data published by Central Michigan University has revealed a worrying trend in copyright complaints. Out of 1,912 received so far in 2015, more than 80% were from Rightscorp, a company that demands cash to settle. The university's chief information officer believes that campuses like his are being deliberately targeted"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Court: Cox Willingly Failed to Disconnect Pirating Subscribers - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Ernesto on December 2, 2015 C: 151 Breaking District Court Judge Liam O'Grady has just issued a detailed memorandum explaining why Cox isn't entitled to a safe harbor defense. He ruled that Cox willingly failed to disconnect repeat or flagrant 'pirate' subscribers, a decision that could have an enormous impact on all U.S. Internet providers. "
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