Tag Archives: File sharing

The Death of DRM, the Rise of Patrons

By | January 22, 2007

Forget being a big old mass music consumer. Become a Patron of the Arts. The IHT’s Victoria Shannon chronicles the last few gasps of life in Digital Rights Management (DRM) for music, saying that “With the falloff in CD sales persisting and even digital revenue growth now faltering in the face of rampant music sharing by consumers, the… Read More »

The World Cup Walls Come Down

By | June 28, 2006

The more I see and read about the “sponsorship” behind the World Cup the more appalled I am. Ever since I heard that MasterCard (briefly) exerted a monopoly over buying tickets to the finals with a credit card, and men were told to take off their lederhosen, I realised that although it claims to, sponsorship never works to… Read More »

The “Sharing Files Thing” Gets Cheaper

By | April 28, 2006

It’s a growing space, as the marketing types call it, and it’s not surprising
that Laplink, best known for their linking of laps (shurely “laptops”? – ed),
have decided to make the basic edition of their file sharing appliactions,
ShareDirect, free. Previously available online for $40, the program can
now be downloaded for nothing. It’s not a bad application, — you just
invite trusted contacts to view and download them from the folders you
designate. The files never leave the safety of your hard drive until you
invite someone to download them from you directly. All files are protected
by 128-bit encryption, and can securely travel through

Podcast: BitTorrent

By | December 2, 2005

Sorry they aren’t as regular as they could be, but here’s another podcast of a piece I did for the BBC’s World Service ‘World Business Report. This one’s on BitTorrent:  Download Bittorrent1.mp3 Related Posts:BitTorrent’s First Victim November 7, 2005 Opera Offers Support for BitTorrent July 7, 2005 Podcast: Wikipediatrics December 3, 2009 Podcast: Findability April 12, 2010 Podcast:… Read More »