2018/10/02: BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.
2011/03/29: Mike Masnick is absolutely right that the report debunks the entire foundation of US foreign IP policy. That policy has essentially been written by the owners of US intellectual property, who jealously protect it and think that the best thing they can possibly do is be as aggressive as possible towards any sign of international IP piracy. As the report shows, this makes a tiny amount of profit-maximizing sense for the companies concerned. But it actually encourages, rather than reduces, piracy in the aggregate.
2009/05/14: Peter Wayner, a technology writer, struggles with how to respond to the widespread piracy of his books online.
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