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Stream Nation lets users upload movies for their friends to “borrow.” Is that copyright infringement?

It’s legal to let a friend borrow a DVD from your personal collection. But what if you upload that same movie to the Web and let your friend stream it? That’s the legal gray area explored by Stream Nation, a service allowing users to upload the movies they own, whether they’re on DVDs or hard drives, to one…

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PandoHouse Rock: Copyright, explained

Thanks to the Internet, social media, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), navigating copyright issues has never been harder. And the tragedy of Aaron Swartz underscores just how ill-equipped current laws are at addressing modern copyright issues. But before we can reform copyright law, it’s important to understand it. In our latest song, we’ve broken it all down for…

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How a Mega media circus helped Kim Dotcom come to rule a country that ought to hate him

Near the start of one of the most ridiculous tech press conferences ever known, Kim Dotcom, the absurdist entrepreneur behind file-storage service Mega, reflected on the significance of an FBI-instigated police raid that brought down his business and has him facing the wrath of the US government. In August, German-born Dotcom will face an extradition hearing that will…

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