anti-piracy laws

Is Chris Ruen’s utter bollocks argument utter bollocks?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Chris Ruen has a book to promote. That promotion is best done through rabble-rousing headlines and inflammatory articles. And since that book is Freeloading: How our insatiable appetite for free content is starving creativity, naturally it’s going to be about the deadly dangers of piracy. And [...]

A need for piracy?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

German expatriate film director (and former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion) Lexi Alexander has posted a very interesting – and already much commented-on – entry on her blog, entitled “Will the Real Pirates Please Stand Up?” As well as a selfie calling on Sweden to [...]

DBW 2013: Piracy Does Harm Sales

By libertyc
January 16, 2013 // 13 Comments

Digital Book World just published a report that piracy does harm sales and backed it up with a list of 25 studies that prove the point. Okay, splashy headline. You can agree or disagree with it, your choice. What I found interesting were the recommendations to publishers: 1. Make content available [...]

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