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Let's have some positive Free Culture.

"This Tuesday, October 16th, Free Culture @ NYU will be hosting a screening of Good Copy Bad Copy, a fantastic documentary about copyright and culture, at the NYU Courant Institute, followed by a a question and answer session with the film’s award-winning Danish co-director, Henrik Moltke, and Fritz Attaway, the MPAA’s Executive VP and Special Policy Advisor." -- Read more

And I would add that if you didn't watch this movie yet, even if you aren't near or in New York, you're invited to watch it on

I didn't think I would see the day when I would read a news about something like this, but here we go. The Pirate Bay, an organization which is actually openly and proudly sharing music and other content without authorization is suing the major entertainment cartels whose content they are illegally sharing.

"The Pirate Bay is normally on the wrong end [of] the entertainment cartels lawsuits. But now is decided to take the initiative against its accusers."

As quoted, on their blog they say: "Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we’ve been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers." -- Read more

Has 2007 become like "1984"?

"I wonder what kind of dystopian cyberpunk future we live in when you are physically searched before entering a movie theatre."

"People who submitted to the search (everyone from what I could tell) had their cellphones taken from them and checked at a table set up in front of the theatre and they were given a ticket to reclaim it when they left."

"If you have sat in a chair in a dark room watching disturbing scenes unfold in front of you, while four uniformed people with video cameras stand in front of your, silently recording your reactions, you might be reminded of scenarios from a Clockwork Orange, Brazil, 1984, Videodrome, and strangely, that 90's relic: SFW."


New York joins the MPAA

"New York City has been recruited as a corporate enforcement agency by Hollywood's MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).

"Flanked by producer Jane Rosenthal and MPAA's Mike Robinson," says Variety, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday signed legislation that'll turn anyone who camcords a movie into a criminal.

The new law upgrades so-called film piracy, "from a violation with a $250 fine to a misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail and penalties of up to $5,000," says Associated Press.

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