Piracy’s Potpourri of Profit and Prevarication

Kim Dotcom has jumped the shark, Napster is long dead and Pirate Bay moves its domain nearly every other day, yet some things never seem to change when it comes to the world  of online piracy— the dysfunctional and thorny thicket that is the DMCA and the enduring role of big brand’s in ad-sponsored piracy for profit. Everyone who knows anything about online piracy understands that the DMCA  takedown process and “safe harbor” provisions that shield pirate entrepreneurs from liability should have been tossed in the trash long ago.  Signed into law in 1996, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act created a legal...

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