Tags » Pirating

Books v. Cigarettes: Reading in Today's Culture of Free

I recently picked up a copy of Books v. Cigarettes by George Orwell in the delightfully crooked English-language bookshop Shakespeare & Company on the Parisian left bank. 814 more words



How far does Exodus 20:15 go? What about copying and pasting articles to friends’ e-mail addresses? Is that stealing. Thanks to my friend Don, I realize that I’m guilty of thievery. 440 more words

The Lifecycle of Your Masterpiece (or "Why Works of Art Shouldn't Be Pirated")

Let’s play pretend.

Pretend you’re a musician. You just got out of a three-year relationship. He broke your heart. Cheated on you, in fact. Even asked you for the ring back because it was his grandmother’s and he wanted to give it to “the one” and you weren’t it. 763 more words


What To Do When Someone Pirates Your Ebook

In the past couple of months, I’ve noticed an uptick in book pirating complaints from indie authors.  Unfortunately, I don’t think this trend is going  to subside anytime soon.  952 more words


Here's how people are secretly watching 50 Shades of Grey

So you want to watch 50 Shades of Gray ASAP, but you’re too embarrassed to actually go see it in the movie theater. If this describes you, don’t worry — you’ve got a few hundred thousand people just like you. 111 more words


Are you a criminal?

A quick Google search gives me this definition for criminal: “A person who has committed a crime”. Other definitions go a bit further, with one from Webster’s stating that a criminal is one who has been… 184 more words


Powerful Statements and Statistics on Piracy and Internet Morality

A growing popular subject is that of the “$8 billion iPod case.” Rob Reid presents a TedTalk on this subject. He brings up the debate over copyright laws and quantitative reasoning, proposing that “we employ and enlist the cutting edge field of copyright math whenever we approach this subject.” Reid’s TedTalk does just that. 1,297 more words