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[Table] IAmA: I am Gary Fung/IH, founder programmer of isoHunt.com, legal target practice of Hollywood and the Canadian recording industry - AMAA

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How do you see isohunt.com compared thepiratebay.se? Rivals? Partners? Both. I'm not for their antics for utter disregard of copyright (Link to static.thepiratebay.se) we follow the DMCA. But I respect much of the policies of the Pirate Parties, and their recent book advocating shortening of copyright terms and sane copyright law reform, but not abolishment.
If you could update, revamp, or otherwise change the torrent protocol what would you like to see? P2P streaming ability. BitTorrent Inc. is working on that.
Is torrenting the final step in peer to peer file sharing? It's final in its openness. It's an open protocol, just like the WWW and history shows open protocols tend to stick around. It can evolve, new clients can implement new ideas, and that's what an open protocol allows. No prior P2P network since Napster is like it in its openness and that is what lasts beyond technical implementations.
Do you think it is possible or worthwhile to change the denotation of torrenting with piracy? Possible yes, easy no. I believe its "stigma" would change when more creators find new ways to take advantage of media sharing on the Internet, and new ways to monetize, directly or not. I'm always considering new possibilities.
How detailed are your logs and how do you curate and or control the torrents listed? We keep logs only for detecting suspicious network activity and bad bots, in aggregate. We don't curate or moderate any torrent, I don't believe that's the job of any search engine. Algorithmic ranking of search results yes but not curation, at least not by us. We have user votes on torrents similar to reddit and that factors into our ranking so you can call it communal curation.
Do you see yourself as a likeable outlaw evading an evil empire, or more of a morally ambiguous dark shadow gangster type...with a heart of gold? Aren't they the same thing? How about a reluctant revolutionary trying to tell the amoral empire to wake up.
Do you think that the future is bright for file sharing? Or in other words, how long do you think the crusade against file sharing will last for? Edit: I accidentally an extra word. As long as the uncensored and unrestricted Internet exists.
How do you stay afloat despite the legal threats? Do you have a large legal staff? We have lawyers in both Canada and the US genuinely excited about what our 2 cases mean, as our case is complicated but precedent setting. Having big cases is somewhat a good thing it turns out. We also have some academic support, and will especially need more with our Canadian case arguing the constitutional issues.
Hey Gary. I interviewed you a few years ago for an academic thesis about copyright and culture. I don't know if its of any interest to you, but its here now. Cheers man, and good luck. Cool!
An excited lawyer? Sounds expensive... Also are you hiring. Substitute excited for intellectually stimulated.
Where do you see the copyright industry going if your suit is successful? Work with us. If you can't fight them, join them. Monetize sharing activity already there. At least that's what I want to see. It worked for the VCR.
What do you think about software patents? Software patents are 99% frivolous and does more harm than good. They should die.
Why did you found isoHunt? Programming hobby when I was in university.
How do you foresee isoHunt evolving to the response and consequences of the case? Other than more court ordered censorship, I don't know.
How big is the team you work with? Is there a physical office? 5 of us and no office, we aren't all in the same city/country.
What is your general legal argument in the cases? What do you think are the important legal similarities/differences to cases like Napster and Megavideo? What precedents are you using to support your case? Link to www.scribd.com is already a good summary of arguments we've made previously in our US case.
Napster and Megavideo are networks into themselves, and/or host actual copyrighted content. isoHunt is a search engine of links on a pre-existing network (WWW).
Sony Betamax is a good precedent that copyright should not trump technological progress. For copyright, search engines and freedom of expression/constitutional issues specifically, there is no precedent we know of.
What is the worst threat you have received? Notice to take down some torrents from MS, just because they were the first (in 2004 I believe). We get all sorts of requests since then and one isn't really worse than another until Hollywood actually sued.
5 Favourite albums and movies? Laputa soundtrack (all the ones by Jo Hisaishi really), Mirrorball (Mclachlan), Shawshank redemption, Matrix, Contact.
Do you watch Community? No.
Is there anyway you can fix it so when I click to open a torrent in a new tab, the original tab doesnt go directly to the same torrent? Also thank you for being awesome Will see about that. Seems to be Chrome specific bug.
Would you ever steal a car, handbag, television or movie? No (I wouldn't), no, (I wouldn't), no (no one can), no (no one can)
Quantcast says your site gets about 23.6 million unique visitors per month. According to your analytics, is that even close? More. Quantcast is conservative.
How many web and DB servers do you use? Is this running on a LAMP stack or something else entirely? What kind of caching technologies do you implement? 9 web servers (Lighttpd and PHP), 5 databases (Mysql), 5 fulltext searchers (Lucene), Memcached for caching on each web server. All spread between 2 colos, in Canada and Sweden. All run Linux of course (Gentoo)
What kind of technical challenges have you encountered scaling up? Mysql. It's a PITA. Everything else is relatively easy to scale horizontally.
What do you think of Kim Dotcom? Interesting showman. I want to see what actual evidence they have if any, on charging him with racketeering and money laundering. Those are what makes a big criminal case, not mere copyright.
What do you think was his biggest mistake and what do you plan to do to avoid those mistakes? Paying uploaders.
Do you think a actual profitable business model could ever arise from torrents and P2P? If so, are you working on it? I'm still looking for it. The Internet and law is evolving, so what wasn't possible before maybe possible later.
Also, the more Tv shows, movies, Games are pirated the less the profit the companies that produced them make and the lower the quality of the next product or even the failure and closure of said company. what do you think of that concept ? do you think your participating in the decline of the general quality of the entertainment materials? Your premise is flawed. Digital sharing is not a zero-sum game. The creative industries are thriving, not despite of file sharing but I argue, because of it.
What type of resources do you have at your disposal to oppose issues such as ACTA/CISPA, etc? You. We are legion. (not that I'm endorsing a certain hacker collective)
What do you see in the future of the internet? What will be the next big thing? Will websites like yours ever die? Also, can you explain how your website affects the movie, music, and software business in a positive way? The internet is fundamentally made for sharing. Facebook is the darling of the Net right now and that's all about sharing. Anything new I can dream of would be about connecting people with information. For isoHunt, who knows. But it's over 9 years old and I certainly like it to stick around.
Are you receiving any notable help from outside parties in your lawsuits? IE; people hoping for favorable precedent? Google came and backstabbed us (mostly). We certainly welcome better interveners/amicus.
Link to torrentfreak.com. No, they filed an amicus in our case, pretending they are helping us before filing it. They basically said we shouldn't qualify for the DMCA safe harbor because we are a "pirate site". Perhaps they got annoyed by our comparison with Google and statistical analysis showing over 95% overlap that all torrents searchable on isohunt (based on info_hashes) are also searchable on Google (and Yahoo). I don't have their amicus on hand, it is on public dockets in the online database of the Ninth Circuit court of Appeals (US).
Google is the new MS. They should get some antitrust probes up their behind.
Sorry a bit late but I think this will explain Link to torrentfreak.com Yup, that.
Have you met the people who run piratebay? Who are the ninjas that run tpb? =b.
What changes would you like to see(to all industries that pirating affects), realistically, that would make a website like isohunt no longer controversial or needed? Worldwide simultaneous release, buying and streaming/downloading at a better than physical retail price, and no DRM.
Use isoHunt and other sharing sites as promotional networks.
Profit!
Do you think you will win your current legal case? We are certainly trying.
Don't despair, I successfully sued the Canadian Government on the grounds of slavery. Keep in touch with the players in legal academia and you'll be fine. You may even score some legal-groupie pussy (yes, it's a thing). I haven't sued the government yet, just inviting them to the party for now.
Define "legal-groupie pussy"?
Did you ever think your site would blow up the way it has? are you rich? what kinds of stuff CANT you talk about, so we wont ask those things? Among top 200 websites on the internet, no. It got bigger than what I expect. I won't talk numbers on our finances, I've updated in my OP ;)
Are you technical or business person? if technical how much do you contribute in actually production code? and if business what are your qualifications/previous experience in management?? I know this sounds like an interview but really, i am interested to know if you don't mind :) I've been working on it by myself as a hobby for a while since 2003. About 80% of isoHunt's code is still by me currently and I maintain my own soup. I am a business person in terms of finances, talking to lawyers, biz dev, etc. I wear many hats.
Qualifications? I was studying Engineering Physics. isoHunt is my qualification when it comes to business or tech.
You are unfortunately not standing on the shoulders of giants (rather the giants are trying to stand on you), and I commend you for how well you've done so far. Is there any way to donate for your legal battle? Thanks, but we aren't really collecting donations right now. That may change as our case requires.
What can we do to support a free internet in your opinion? Besides donating money to you and your legal battles or voicing an opinion on recent legislation (I'm in the U.S.). How do we collectivize and become a stronger community? Internet communities like reddit here is certainly great. And we've seen how people use Facebook and Twitter in revolutions. The important thing is we stay on top of new attempts at censoring the free Internet and protest against it, and not after they already become law.
Who would you say is isoHunt's target audience? And why? Every man, woman and child in the known universe.
How fast is your internet connection? Especially upload. What operating System do you use? My personal connection? 2.5 mbit upload. Mac OS X.
Would you download a car? Yes. Beam me up Scotty.
Which is better? Torrent or magnet? And why? They are the same thing technically.
Has the growing popularity of Spotify lessened music piracy? Whatchoo think about that? I don't have data for or against it.
Have you ever gotten any support from hollywood? or has any attention from them always been negative? Not from Hollywood/MPAA, which I'm not including indie film makers.
Are you scared about ending up in prison or financially ruined? Sure.
Hi Gary, I read that isoHunt was (originally?) based in Vancouver. If that's true, I just wanted to say that's awesome, and cheers from a hometown fan. :) Yes, me and business that runs isoHunt is in Vancouver. Best city in the world even if the nucks lost ;)
Since the site is Canadian, is there anything Canadians can do in particular to support your cause (politically, etc.)? Our Canadian case is still brewing. I'll update on Link to www.facebook.com and our frontpage on developments should we need your support, and thanks.
What is your take on copyright? How do you think an artist can get payed for his/het efforts? Copyright should exist, but without the crap on protecting DRM nobody wants (neither most business or consumer) and with a more sane copyright term. Copyright started out with 14 years centuries ago, that seems to be a good number instead of life + 70 years and perpetually getting extended. A copyright registration system to identify what digital content belongs to who would be useful with cases like ours. How an artist get paid? Live performance, merchandize, internet radio royalties and variants with collectives. The creative industries are already live and kicking, I don't see point of arguing how to rescue them. See Link to www.reddit.com
What maintains your motivation to continue, despite pressure from outdated distribution channels i.e movie studio's and record labels? how soon do you think these outdated channels of distribution will accept and adopt peer to peer distribution of media? I want to see it through to the end? And eventually, I hope. They had to with the VCR.
Thanks for all you have done for us all this years, and for this AMA. You already replied to all the most interesting questions, so I'm left with asking a less interesting one. Do you believe a service like this would benefit the torrenting community - either as a service allowing to bypass unacceptable business models while still compensating creators, or at least as a method to show the good will of the community? I was thinking something similar. The problem with something like this is how do you create an automated system and ensure reasonable authenticity that files/torrents A-E is copyrighted by author Z? It's a problem when you are sending money their way. But the idea is certainly been on my mind. Think a cross between Pinterest with Kickstarter, associating torrents/media with their creators and ways of promoting them, downloading media and paying them.
Yes, and they are also using it on a scale no one has EVER used before. Again, 99.9999999% of applications will NEVER run into scaling issues, especially on that magnitude. You can't possibly compare an enterprise product like Oracle, that has INSANE licensing costs to a FREE database like MySQL. Facebook wouldn't be anywhere it is today if they were paying Oracle licensing. Their pricing would have scaled them into bankruptcy. There is a reason MySQL is the most prolific db on the internet. Like you said, a billion dollar company could handle Oracles money now. But why bother? Mysql is prolific not because it's great technically, but because it's free and fast/simple in the day. Large companies like Google and Facebook uses it for legacy reasons, and they don't use it really as "SQL" so it's not really flattering. It has its uses but if I'm to do isoHunt all over again, I'd be using either Postgresql or Mongodb. (prior has same scaling problems but more consistent and less buggy, latter is a different animal)
How do you know it does not affect sales? Your comments about internet merchandising and gigging are truly ridiculous in many cases, some performers cannot do that to make money. Link to www.reddit.com
Imagine 5 years to write a masterpiece and you make a few thousand bucks cause 80-90% of the people are downloading it for free? It's a hypothetical yes but could you really and truly justify that in any way, shape or form? Obviously I'm talking about general trends and not specific cases.
What can you tell me about these busty russian brides who are waiting to meet me? You should write them some love letters and find out.
Sorry if someone asked this and I didn't see (considering there are 500+ comments). What is your favorite language for writing web applications? Do you use any frameworks? How about your DB engine? IsoHunt runs mostly on PHP, it's a simple and performant language. Ruby is elegant and we've worked with that. Currently, Node.js is the new awesome.
Do you think that people should be able to download copyrighted material? If not, what do you think would be a reasonable compromise between the copyright holders and the general public? Are videos of cute kittens copyrighted by some cat owner? Yes. Is it a problem being shared online? No.
Everything is copyrighted by someone somewhere, so it's a moot topic. Compromise lies in communication and identification of wishes of copyright holders with their associated files, with Internet intermediaries like us.
What do you think of Louis C's Live at the beacon? Do you think if Hollywood sold digital copies for cheap they would still make just as much money or more like Louis did? Why would it work for Louis and not for Hollywood? He's a comedian, not a magician.
Did you ever receive death threats or hateful letters from any political nut-cases? Hateful yes, death threats not yet.
When you were creating isoHunt.com, did you had second thoughts? If yes, what did you said to yourself in order to ignore them? Perhaps I didn't have enough second thoughts.
off, you guys are awesome... the second most awesome torrent site, in my opinion, right after the piratebay. Now, I've been a user of the piratebay, since I've discovered torrenting and I am very loyal to the site; what makes your site better? Convince me. Our search is better and bigger. We index torrents on hundreds of sites, TPB is one of them: Link to isohunt.com
If you had to recommend one torrent file for download to a complete stranger, what would it be? (Please also include a link) Link to isohunt.com
It's a great book.
Would you be interested on advising the creation of a Web 2.0 'copyleft' oriented site? It could include integration with isohunt. We welcome use of our API: Link to isohunt.com
I have something I wanted to ask you mr IsoHunt. What is your favorite kind of beer? Because if you ever stop by my hometown here in West Coast BC, I'd gladly treat you to one. Honey brown is good, or something light. I'm west coast BC too btw ;)
Have you considered taking bitcoin donations? Considered yes. But paying with it was rather convoluted?
If you win you and every person in high management should create a music album to raise money for the struggling record companies. The songs being your own covers of every single top selling track from each record company that sued you. And you should sell it for a penny. Hah, poetic justice.
by a not-so-emotional-yet-grateful woman. Group hug.
I don't know you, I don't know that I will ever know you, but on the off chance I ever meet you in person (and/or your team) i'd love to buy you a beer. Thank you. Cheers.
Trick question. AXXo who?
As someone who is trying to make it as a content producer in Hollywood, I'd just like to say THANK YOU. Obscurity is a far more dangerous fate then piracy ever will be, thank you for facilitating the spread of ideas, art, and culture. This is truly the future. We need more free thinking people like you.
Endure. Things are gonna get worst. The most dangerous person is that who has nothing to lose. That's quotable.
No this is the district court's summary judgment, prior to the 9th circuit court of appeal.
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[Table] IAmA: I'm Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party and subsequent author of "Swarmwise: the tactical manual to changing the world". AMA.

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American here. A sizable group of us believe that copyright and patent law in America has grown completely out of control. However, most of us would also agree that it is still important for creators to have some window of protection over their creations. So my question is: What form of copyright and patent protection would you like to see established in the future? If you could single-handedly write the law, what would it look like? The more I look at patent monopolies and copyright monopolies and their respective effects, the more I dislike them. The effect always turns out to be the strong opposite to the one claimed (i.e., the framework does not protect the creatoinventor at all, but only the big incumbents who can afford a bigger lawsuit war chest). If I were to write the law entirely myself for a small nation, I'd scrap both of them completely and set up a research/creativity haven. In some 15-20 years, practically all patents monopolies filed in other countries would be a result of research in that country, as - this is important to get - research would not be illegal there. However, I'm not writing the law myself so it's important to be realistic. Shorter-term, I think copyright monopoly law can be scaled back to cover a commercial-only monopoly of 20 years from publication with DRM banned as fraud. When I say "commercial-only", I mean that noncommercial sharing of knowledge and culture should be not just legal, but encouraged. (Patents should still go, though, but it takes longer to explain why to the public at large: unlike with the copyright monopolies, they are not as directly affected - unless you count the millions in the third world who die due to lack of medicine, but they never counted in Western policymaking, sadly)
Could you elaborate more on the research/creativity safe haven? How would this be done? Today, patent and copyright monopolies have the effect that inventing and creating is illegal in most cases. If I could write the laws myself in a reasonably small, reasonably technically literate country, it would be great to create such a haven.
Do you have an essay or an article on this specific point? It's still a bit vague. Edit: grammar. I don't, but I'll make a note to write an article about it and ping you when I've done so.
Cheers, Rick.
Mind putting whatever you write somewhere visible? Many are interested. I'm publishing at falkvinge.net as public domain, meaning you could freely republish it anywhere you liked. Is that satisfactory?
Cheers, Rick
How have your political views changed over the last 20 years? 3 years? This year? In general, my views and values have stayed the same (defend freedoms of speech, expression, assembly, and the press; defend the right and duty to share culture and knowledge) but the urgency of defending them has increased with the backlash from the establishment against their loss of power.
I've also come to start favoring a Universal Basic Income as a replacement for all current social safety nets.
But most importantly, I've grown increasingly cynical about the way the world works, the deeper I have gone down the rabbit hole. In essence, the big incumbent economic interests are writing our laws, and I didn't think it was that bad.
We need to return power to the people. In order to be able to do that, we need to defend the freedoms of speech, opinion, and assembly provided by a free, untracked, and uncensored net.
Re: Universal Basic Income (UBI): there's an ongoing European citizens' initiative for basic income which needs a million signatures until 14.01.2013 - 28 countries, including Sweden, are collecting signatures right now and when we succeed, the European Commission has an obligation to organize a public discussion about it in the EU parliament. We have a chance to speed things up regarding the implementation of UBI in Europe. We could appreciate any help with promoting the initiative. An endorsement from a known person such as you would help us a great deal. Would you be willing to endorse us? I'll take a look at it. In the meantime, link to it in your post here?
Won't a universal basic income drive the cost of goods up over time such that the income will be too small to really be effective? Just like how printing more money lowers it's value, rather than giving you more spending power? Well, we effectively already have a minimum income with all our social safety nets (nobody needs to starve). This would be a simplification.
Link to rt.com. Thanks, I'll take a look at it (but having grown a bit cynical about how the world actually works, I doubt I'd be surprised).
If you really want to head down the rabbit hole, here's a great interview with a former World Bank lawyer, and corruption whistleblower. Cheers, Rick.
Have you read Heinlein's "For us, the living"? There's a focus on a similar economic framework if I remember correctly. I haven't. Heinlein used to be one of my favorite authors while I still allowed myself the time and enjoyment of reading fiction, so I thank you for the tip, and add it to my list of things to look at (and hopefully get around to)!
Cheers, Rick
In your opinion, what's the biggest threat to a free and open Internet (i.e. not controlled/blocked by a government), today and in the future? People and industries that, for some reason, don't like when everybody has the power to speak and express themselves freely without centralized control. (EDIT/ADD: Looking at history, this has always been the key to power - the ability to speak and reach a large audience; the ability to interpret reality. It's basically the #1 power from which all other powers stem.)
This particularly includes the copyright industry, the cable TV industry, the telco industry, and every politician that has ever wanted to control public opinion.
In general, the incumbent industries that claim to embrace the internet are not to be trusted on that matter.
Do you worry that calling your party "The Pirate Party" might be a marketing blunder? Did you use the word "Pirate" to attract a certain type of person or to project a certain image to the masses? Link to falkvinge.net (longer)
And.
Link to i.imgur.com (shorter)
Cheers, Rick
Are you still invested in bitcoin? If yes, how many % of your original "all in" at $10 do you have left? I originally went all in at $7, went out at the same price on the way down, and went back all in at about $3. I've done extensive (bad) trading, and don't have my entire initial position, and far from enough to make me financially independent, but still a substantial amount (more than a year's average net pay, to give a ballpark number).
I'm currently all in.
How secure do you feel about your investment now with all the events regarding bitcoin this past year? Most recent of these being the recent closure of silkroad and the Chinese search giant Baidu accepting bitcoin for some services. Disclosure: I own some coins. I follow developments on an hour-by-hour basis, and one of my screens is constantly showing Link to bitcoinwisdom.com.
Wait a minute. Yes, that's me. I made a couple of bad assumptions in that piece, and learned a lot from the comments.
Weren't you the one who wrote that long idiotic piece about how way overvalued BTC was only about 2 mo ago? That's one of my primary modus operandi - put a stake in the ground and go from there.
and went back all in at about $3. On the way up, or down? Doesn't really matter now, but on the way up after the bottoming-out at $2ish.
Like Piper67, it was your 2011 article that got me to move all my savings (just savings, not retirement investments) into bitcoin. Thanks for that! I'm happy you read my thoughts in that article and are now quite rich as a result!
Cheers, Rick
Nobody makes the first jump. Very true. Trading is a brutal game.
Where do you see bitcoin/cryptocurrency in general going in the next 5-10-100 years? Bitcoin is going to do to banks, what email did to the postal system. (The first time I sent the value of a cup of coffee to a friend in India on a Sunday, and they had the money instantly, with nobody but me and them seeing the transaction went to them at all, was an absolute blowaway. It was a frogleap 40 years into the future from where the banks have been holding us. They don't stand a chance.)
When did you realize you prefered polyamorous relationships? What are your biggest reasons? When did you realize you were homo-, bi- or heterosexual? It's an orientation, not something you choose.
I have never been jealous, and I have never understood the sentiment. If I would go out with my gf some night, and she'd meet a man while we were at a party together and go home with him, and come back by lunchtime the next day - she'd be shining happy as the sun itself. Assuming I care about her and love her, I absolutely enjoy when she's happy. I don't see a problem. I see reasons to celebrate that somebody I care about is happy. (Note that this is not a theoretical scenario; this has happened.)
It was much later in life that I learned that most people react with resentment that their loved one is happy in this situation, and I have never been able to relate to this, only to learn it at a purely rational level.
EDIT: Actually, let me add a bit of gleeful anecdote here.
When I was living with one of my serious exes a while back, an ex who was equally polyamorous, we'd sometimes bring home one night stands and sleep in the guest room with them. When she did so, and I fixed breakfast the next morning for the three of us, the guy she'd brought home (being introduced to me as the bf she lived with) was almost always unable to deal with the situation as I happily made breakfast for all of us. They just didn't know how to act or react, they had never been in that situation, they were utterly confused. It was hilarious. :)
You mirror my sentiments. What a relief that there are several of us out there. It took me a long time to realize I wasn't alone in this. Check out polyamorous communities.
Because that says you have no desire for power over another person. Wow, I just love you man! Edit: You don't want to rule them, you want to help them. Wow. I don't know what to say to that. Thanks, you almost make me blush! (Edit:) Thinking about it, Swarmwise is full of that very philosophy - that you hold no real power to command any other human being, and can only lead by inspiring them, now that you mention it.
Well I definitely appreciate it! I have followed your work and was really excited when I saw you were doing an AMA, but did not expect random, off-topic questions to be answered. So thanks again! Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them!
EDIT - also, congratulations on your cake day!
Your reaction when the Icelandic Pirate Party managed to get 4 people into the Icelandic parliament? Three, but still a major achievement.
I was in Reykjavik for the election party - I always try to be present when the movement expects a major victory, just to re-live that amazing election victory night of 2009 when we were elected to the European Parliament. (Seriously, it was the memory of a lifetime. That's a cliché, but that night lives up to it.)
I had a couple of beers with the Icelandic crew, did a writeup on the victory in the night, and went back to my hotel extremely happy.
The election night was a serious cliffhanger - the party failed a technical threshold right after I had fallen asleep that night, going from three to zero seats, and came back on the right side of that technicality just before I woke back up. So I had been happily asleep while all the nail biting had taken place, and my victory article turned out to be far premature, but correct in the end anyway. :)
Iceland was a great case of getting elected on the national level. Meeting the future MPs before their election was equally great.
Cheers, Rick.
Thanks for the respond and thank you for correcting me, thought they had four. It's possible and probable that her being previously known contributed to the election success of PPIS [Pirate Party Iceland].
But on another note, how much of an impact do you think Birgitta Jónsdóttir has on the Pirate party? Shes is heavily criticized in Iceland for being a nut-job, rude and to much "everything is evil except me"-kind of attitude which I find absurd. And having that attitude - being prepared to piss off your colleagues in parliament to do the right thing with the people - can easily get the prerequisite 5% if you do it visibly enough and reasonably often. It's a stand most representatives would never take.
What are your thoughts on the war on drugs? One of the worst humanitarian disasters in policymaking of the 20th century. You'd think people learned something from the U.S. Prohibition of alcohol.
A history professor somewhere in my information flow said that it's easy to predict the future - it's only a matter of looking at what mistakes people have always made and predict they'll keep being repeated over and over.
To wit, look at when coffee was banned in Sweden and was claimed to be a gateway drug to heavier drug use [in this case alcohol].
Link to falkvinge.net
Cheers, Rick
What do you think is the biggest challenge to those in the U.S. trying to establish and brand a pirate party? Any tips/tricks for organizing? The first-past-the-post system, in my mind, is the biggest challenge. The Swedish Pirate Party was founded, as I describe in Swarmwise, with the estimate that you could get 225,000 votes, and Sweden has a proportional system. (The math would turn out to be remarkably spot on - we got 225,915 votes in the European elections of 2009.)
A proportional election system means that if you get 5% of the votes at the national level, you get 5% of the seats at the national level. In turn, this means that 19 out of 20 people can hate you, and you still win.
In other words, you can and should take big risks to gain visibility in such a system.
In a first-past-the-post system, you need the most votes in a particular geographic area to become that area's representative. Assuming you enter as a third party and the other two parties are of approximately equal strength, that means you must get 34% of the votes somewhere to get a single seat, compared to 5% nationwide for 5% of the seats.
It's a different ballgame completely.
That said, it can still be done, primarily by recruiting previous non-voters, but it needs to be done with a tenacious eye for the goal and a seriously long-term planning - having run the numbers for the US, I estimate that you'd need about 20% of the votes of the eligible electorate. Looking at the PP numbers from elsewhere, that's doable, but in a 10- or 15-year perspective.
People living inside the system may find ways that I haven't, of course.
Cheers, Rick.
The tips and tricks would be in Swarmwise.
The biggest challenge would be the first-past-the-post election system. It's easier in a proportional system.
What are the best arguments to use when people claim that copying is theft? Link to falkvinge.net
You may want to avoid the argument about what the lawbooks look like, though. It can be debated, and you don't want to go down that marsh as the point is to change the lawbooks.
In short - it's exercising control over your property when you manufacture copies that can be regarded as theft; manufacturing something using your own property (network equipment, computer, storage) was never theft.
Link to falkvinge.net
Cheers, Rick.
This example would be more like if a person made a documentary costing a million dollars and another person also made a documentary about the same subject, I don't think that is really what Tornada was suggesting. Link to falkvinge.net
I am interested in the pirate party and I think that a free internet is vital but I am still not sold on this argument. Would you help me out by explaining the party's logic again? Cheers, Rick
Imagine you spent time and energy starting the Pirate Party. And then, I come along and also also start a Pirate Party, stealing votes therefore ruining your entire investment! Well, a lot of people have done exactly this, so it doesn't really work well as an argument to demonstrate some kind of immorality...
Cheers, Rick.
American here. I contend, like Al Franken and others, that money in our politics is a basic flaw that should be fixed. You only spent $50,000 to get your people elected. I would call that proof positive that publicly funded elections can get people who deserve to be in office in to office. How do we go about getting money out of our politics? Or, in your opinion, should we get money out of politics as a first step towards balancing our government? Finally, are you concerned the tactics in Swarmwise could be used nefariously(or used to get terrible people like the Tea Party elected)? Yes, from what I've understood of the U.S. system, it's very biased toward people with money. However - and this is equally important - this is due to how campaigns have always been run, and the until-now criticalness of TV ads, which are horribly expensive. As for the €50,000 - it's important to realize that those were not public funds. They were small donations from what students had left over at the end of the month. Once you're in office or have a near-office election result, you get public funding for the next election, but for your first, you get nothing. So we had €50k against the incumbents' €6M, which were a lot from public funding (and donations). If you want money out of politics, you need to put politicians' jobs on the line over the issue. They're not going to make that happen voluntarily. However, I feel I have demonstrated that results can be achieved without having access to war chests. I speculated a bit about the possibility of using swarm tactics to spread a hate message, but I sincerely doubt it would work - the swarm organization is optimized for speed, trust, and scalability. You can't have a message of distrust and simultaneously build the org on trust; it would most likely take on its own external values and fall apart in internal turf piss fights.
Thank you for coming here and doing this. As for electing terrible people, I don't think the Tea Party see themselves as terrible. Initially, at least as I understand it, they were U.S. Constitutionalists, diehard about freedom of speech and so on, but naïve enough to let themselves be hijacked by corporate interests. This may be wrong in full or in part, but it's my understanding.
Hi the Freshmaker, thanks for the kind words!
Does it help the artists as much as it claims? Further, it doesn't help artists one bit. Remember that the record labels have never been on the artists' side.
Do you feel it legitimize piracy in Sweden? The blank media levy doesn't really legitimize piracy, though. Sharing knowledge and culture never needed legitimization or justification. Preventing somebody from accessing knowledge does.
What do you think about voluntaryism? I don't think it's feasible to argue for a dismantling of governments at this stage. It's much too far out on the Overton window, even if I did like it.
I'm more of a tactician - I choose short-term goals that cause progress toward my long-term goals. Obviously, getting elected to office assumes the existence of a parliamentary democracy.
Cheers, Rick.
What should be the first step (apart from buying your book of course :P) I should take in order to make change in my world? You don't need to buy the book, you can download Swarmwise for free at Link to falkvinge.net - go there first :)
The first thing you should decide on is exactly what you want to change or accomplish. Be laser focused. The second thing you should do is figure out how many people you'd need to be a part of your goal to make it happen.
Then, do it. :)
Cheers, Rick
Hi Rick, I see you're a redditor for a while now, whats your favorite subreddit(s)? technology, /science, /funny, and /bitcoinmarkets, I think.
EDIT: removed /gonewild from the original list as some seem to have not taken the response seriously (the comment is hidden by default) - but this is an AMA, after all; I place value in responding candidly to the questions.
What about /Sweden and /svenskpolitik? Do you spend any time there? Not really - the Swedish political scene is for my successor(s) to deal with; as a former party leader, I should not intervene in how they're doing their job.
Cheers, Rick
Are you of the opinion that global change is possible or even desired? And on what scale? Global change is absolutely both possible and desired. I describe in Swarmwise how to accomplish it. One obstacle is that a swarm of people who set out to change the world must have a razor-sharp focus in order to succeed.
Nobody can change everything, but everybody can change something.
Also, there is a saying: "Politics is the art of making people agree to change something all for their own reasons." That last part is very important to make things happen.
Cheers, Rick
If hypothetically you could only make one change to Swedish legislature what would it be? Kill the FRA law [the Swedish equivalent of the U.S. Patriot act, enabling warrantless bulk wiretapping], probably.
On a close second, insert the single line "this law only applies to commercial, for-profit activity" in the copyright monopoly legislation.
What is your opinion on why the Swedish Pirate Party succeeded, while the German Pirate Party imploded? What led to your initial success? The histories are actually very similar. The Swedish and German parties both had initial huge successes, but then failed to remain at the attained altitude, due to people assuming success would be inevitable.
Getting visibility is hard; keeping it is even harder. Once you start infighting for the inevitable resources that will follow the equally inevitable victory in the future, you've already lost and you're in for a very tough bottoming out before starting to climb back.
I describe this more in chapter 10 in Swarmwise, "Beyond Success".
The German PP is not doing bad by any means, by the way. Getting 2.2% in the federal elections, while not carrying for the Bundestag (German parliament), is still a climb from the last election and too big to ignore.
Cheers, Rick
American here, the eu is mandated to respond to petitions ? The same way the White House has their We The People. "Responding" doesn't even mean "Taking Seriously" - don't read too much into it.
A common argument for internet surveillance and control is the fight against child abuse imagery (and pedophile activity). You argue on the other hand, as seen here and here that surveillance and laws against child abuse imagery is counterproductive. My question is about the argument that surveillance only will make it easier for "internet criminals". Is that your opinion as well? And how is that? There is the saying that "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".
I argue that any ban on possessing evidence of a crime will be of great help to the perpetrators of that crime, just as you argue.
Also, surveillance is not really a problem for geek-intelligence (meaning technically savvy) criminals; it's the average Joe that gets hit by it. But as the police say, most criminals are stupid, unbelievably stupid.
That saying from the police is not entirely true, of course. The police have a biased selection toward the stupid criminals. The smart ones are never seen, so we can't tell how many there are of them.
Cheers, Rick
Would you rather have a fully transparent society or one with perfect privacy? It's not an either-or; you need privacy for the citizen and transparency in the government.
Essentially, it's a sliding scale - as a purely individual citizen, you should have perfect privacy up until the point where you're formally and individually suspected of an already-committed and serious crime. As you take public office, your right to privacy is gradually replaced with a requirement for transparency of your work depending on the weight of the office, to hold the elected leaders accountable in the next election.
Cheers, Rick
Thank you for the excellent answer! Would not the opening up of government records reveal a lot about citizens however? For example, should you know if someone near you has killed someone (after they have been to prison)? Or is this up to the person to decide how much to reveal. If we employed a public servant, we would be their boss, and they would not be allowed to keep secrets from us, just like you're fired on your own job if you're keeping secrets from your boss that concerns your job performance. Such a transition has implications on what records the government may keep on the citizens, as you correctly point out.
What can I do to help? Help the Pirate Party? Contact your local Pirate Party. You can find it easily by searching for the word(s) "Pirate Party" in your own language and adding your country name.
Examples: Piratenpartei Deutschland, Piratpartiet Norge, Κόμμα Πειρατών Ελλάδας, מפלגת הפיראטים, Пиратская партия Росcии, حزب القراصنة المغربي, etc.
Help the world in general by making it a better place to be in? Read Swarmwise and put a stake in the ground, and form a swarm of volunteers around it to make the cause happen.
Cheers, Rick
Any indication of one in Brazil. We any not very strict in our copyright laws but i can definitely seeing it getting worse in the future. Yes, there is a PP in Brazil trying to get going! I was there at its foundation last summer.
Cheers, Rick.
Rick, do you smoke weed? Thoughts on marijuana in general? I don't, but I think those who do should be free to do so as long as they don't subject others to second-hand smoke.
Mr. Falkvinge, thanks for doing this AMA. This question has already been asked but - what are your thoughts on the NSA spying issue? Do you think the US will become more like China and Russia and begin restricting, or even censoring, opposing popular political opinions? Suppose there were a Pirate Party in the USA. What would that be like? Hi Grimspur, thanks for participating!
NSA spying: I'm happy that it came to light, but shocked at the scale of it. I mean, when us net liberty activists have been shouting, warning, and flailing our arms about the surveillance possible, we have been discarded as unrealistic tinfoil hats.
Now with the facts on the table, it turns out that we have been severely underestimating what has been going on. I'm still not sure how to relate to that.
The US has pretended to be a white knight in shining armor with regards to respect for human rights, and all of a sudden it turns out it's one of the worst crooks out there. This will legitimize a lot of [other] rogue states as they introduce similar wiretapping and mass surveillance: "even the United States and Europe are doing it".
When the Swedish equivalent of the NSA was debated daily in Sweden, we knew that they started each day by visiting the blogs of its critics by using a visitor-IP matcher to their public IP range. Feels safe, sound and cozy, doesn't it?
There are nascent Pirate Parties in some states of the US, but they have a different election system to grapple with (first-past-the-post rather than proportional representation).
Cheers, Rick
Hello Rick! Big fan, long time fan! First off I wanted to let the world know that you have personally helped me in my growth as a citizen of the internet. After reading about how encrypt my personal emails, you gave me some tips and helped me through that process. Thanks! First, thank you for the kind words!
My question is: What do you think of the modern nation-state? What do you think of national sovereignty and borders? Are you a firm proponent of the social contract theory of human relations? What I think the modern nation-state is a rather large question. We can observe that borders are becoming less important within some cultural spheres (say, the US-Canada-Europe-Australia), but increasingly guarded along others (say, US-Mexico). There are many different social contract theories AFAIK, so I can't subscribe to any one of them. But if you want a more politics-based response to the same general idea, I think it's crucial to have the consent of the governed if you are to run a nation-state.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I was about to respond "what spare time?", but I guess I'm rather privileged to have worked myself into a position where I do what I really enjoy doing.
Seeing how I'm currently employed to travel and speak about the pirate political perspectives, I guess spare time is when I do other things.
So, I write code. At the moment, I'm working on generalizing the rather advanced swarm management software the Swedish Pirate Party was using, in order to adapt it for general use. Going to take a while still, but I enjoy coding.
Also, I enjoy cooking for my friends a lot, especially steak dinners, and I love riding really fast motorcycles (I sometimes describe myself as a "low-altitude motorcycle pilot"). Sadly, I haven't had a bike now for a couple of years.
Link to www.facebook.com
Cheers, Rick.
EDIT: forgot endquote.
Absolutely gorgeous bike!!! Thanks! It's a Suzuki Hayabusa 1999. The fastest production bike ever built; the year after (or the year after that) the Jap manufacturers entered into an agreement to electronically cap the max speed at 300 km/h.
Thanks for the response. Hope you get a bike soon! This is one of the best things somebody has told me all year!
One more if you get to it: Do you have hope for a utopian post-scarcity world like /futurology tends to point to? As for whenwhere those conversions will happen, that's a different story. For example, the United States is completely bankrupt and overdue for a structural collapse - the only thing pegging it up is the reserve-currency status of the USD, which is crumbling. Collapses tend to be localized, even if they have global knock-on effects. Compare the collapse of the Soviet Union.
What, from your perpective, is the most pressing challenge for the Pirate Party at this moment in time? Learning how to get re-elected, I'd say.
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  2. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  3. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
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  5. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  6. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  7. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  8. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  9. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  10. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
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  3. Intel hopes to release a TV service that serves up targeted advertising by using facial recognition technology to identify who is watching hothardware.com comments technology
  4. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
  5. Twitter suspends Thunderclap 'crowdspeaking' app. App's OAuth token is pulled a day after nearly 2,000 people used it to send a wave of simultaneous tweets to a pair of U.S. senators. news.cnet.com comments technology
  6. Big Wooden Ball Project vimeo.com comments technology
  7. Hands on with rumored "iPhone 5" back plate hardware. Looks legit. youtube.com comments technology
  8. Zoe Lofgren asks Attorney General Holder about Feds Unjustified Dajaz1 Seizure youtube.com comments technology
  9. IE 10′s ‘Do-Not-Track’ default dies quick death. Outrage from advertisers appears to have hobbled Microsoft's renegade plan. arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. Living Meme: Anarchopanda Hugs the Front Lines of Montreal Student Protests wired.com comments technology
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11am Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  5. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  6. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  7. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  8. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  9. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  10. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  11. Kinect sensor can help you find your keys. bbc.com comments technology
  12. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  13. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  14. Libre.fm resets every user's password as a precaution in light of LinkedIn and Last.fm leaks. computerhelperzz.blogspot.com comments technology
  15. Kinsight for Kinect tracks household items, finds the remote for you theverge.com comments technology
  16. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  17. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  18. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  19. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  20. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  21. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  22. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  23. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  24. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  25. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  26. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  27. A Day in the Life - Civil Engineer civilonfire.blogspot.in comments technology
  28. eHarmony says no other info stolen following password hack news.cnet.com comments technology
  29. MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips. extremetech.com comments technology
  30. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
  31. Prototype color e-paper skips on filter, cranks up vividness engadget.com comments technology
  32. Zoe Lofgren asks Attorney General Holder about Feds Unjustified Dajaz1 Seizure youtube.com comments technology
  33. A Cybersecurity Treaty Is a Bad Idea usnews.com comments technology
  34. A lost city, found with lasers technologyreview.com comments technology
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2pm Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. LinkedIn, Last.fm, eHarmony password leaks bigger than first thought, sites used weak unsalted hashes h-online.com comments technology
  5. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  6. Could someone tell me what happened to the NoteSlate? I was looking to purchase one... i.imgur.com comments technology
  7. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  8. Apple patents laptop wedge shape. wired.com comments technology
  9. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  11. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  12. China will launch a spacecraft this month to conduct its first manned space docking, the latest step in a plan aimed at giving the country a permanent space station by 2020. phys.org comments technology
  13. Kinect sensor can help you find your keys. bbc.com comments technology
  14. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  15. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  16. Kinsight for Kinect tracks household items, finds the remote for you theverge.com comments technology
  17. Libre.fm resets every user's password as a precaution in light of LinkedIn and Last.fm leaks. computerhelperzz.blogspot.com comments technology
  18. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  19. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  20. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  21. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  22. China has backdoors to US telecom and military components businessinsider.com comments technology
  23. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  24. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  25. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  26. IPMI: Hacking servers that are turned "off" isc.sans.edu comments technology
  27. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  28. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  29. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  30. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  31. Penguins hosting.gmodules.com comments technology
  32. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  33. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  34. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
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6am Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  5. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  6. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  7. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  8. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  9. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  10. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  11. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  12. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  13. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  14. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  15. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  16. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  17. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  18. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  19. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  20. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  21. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  22. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  23. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  24. MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips. extremetech.com comments technology
  25. Prototype color e-paper skips on filter, cranks up vividness engadget.com comments technology
  26. [5 Scientific Ways the Internet is Dividing Us. (Reddit gets a mention)
](http://www.cracked.com/article_19860_5-scientific-ways-internet-dividing-us_p2.html) cracked.com comments technology
  1. Zoe Lofgren asks Attorney General Holder about Feds Unjustified Dajaz1 Seizure youtube.com comments technology
  2. Penguins hosting.gmodules.com comments technology
  3. Living Meme: Anarchopanda Hugs the Front Lines of Montreal Student Protests wired.com comments technology
  4. Intel hopes to release a TV service that serves up targeted advertising by using facial recognition technology to identify who is watching hothardware.com comments technology
  5. A lost city, found with lasers technologyreview.com comments technology
  6. Why I Pirate extremetech.com comments technology
  7. Big Wooden Ball Project vimeo.com comments technology
  8. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
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1pm Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  5. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  6. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  7. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  8. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  9. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  10. LinkedIn, Last.fm, eHarmony password leaks bigger than first thought, sites used weak unsalted hashes h-online.com comments technology
  11. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  12. Kinect sensor can help you find your keys. bbc.com comments technology
  13. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  14. Kinsight for Kinect tracks household items, finds the remote for you theverge.com comments technology
  15. Libre.fm resets every user's password as a precaution in light of LinkedIn and Last.fm leaks. computerhelperzz.blogspot.com comments technology
  16. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  17. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  18. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  19. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  20. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  21. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  22. IPMI: Hacking servers that are turned "off" isc.sans.edu comments technology
  23. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  24. Sony: PS4 games in development, we want to “build a great machine” « GamingBolt.com: Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog gamingbolt.com comments technology
  25. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  26. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  27. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  28. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  29. Penguins hosting.gmodules.com comments technology
  30. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
  31. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  32. MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips. extremetech.com comments technology
  33. eHarmony says no other info stolen following password hack news.cnet.com comments technology
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2am Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  3. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  4. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  5. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  6. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  7. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  8. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  9. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  10. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  11. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  12. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  13. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  14. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  15. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  16. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  17. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  18. MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips. extremetech.com comments technology
  19. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  20. [5 Scientific Ways the Internet is Dividing Us. (Reddit gets a mention)
](http://www.cracked.com/article_19860_5-scientific-ways-internet-dividing-us_p2.html) cracked.com comments technology
  1. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  2. Prototype color e-paper skips on filter, cranks up vividness engadget.com comments technology
  3. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  4. Hands on with rumored "iPhone 5" back plate hardware. Looks legit. youtube.com comments technology
  5. Microsoft and Google ... boohop.com comments technology
  6. Twitter suspends Thunderclap 'crowdspeaking' app. App's OAuth token is pulled a day after nearly 2,000 people used it to send a wave of simultaneous tweets to a pair of U.S. senators. news.cnet.com comments technology
  7. European telcoms defend leaked proposal for U.N. Internet tax - Requiring content providers to pay based on usage is an "innovative" change to the way the Internet currently works and will create a more "fair" environment, European telecommunications companies claim. news.cnet.com comments technology
  8. Zoe Lofgren asks Attorney General Holder about Feds Unjustified Dajaz1 Seizure youtube.com comments technology
  9. IE 10′s ‘Do-Not-Track’ default dies quick death. Outrage from advertisers appears to have hobbled Microsoft's renegade plan. arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. Living Meme: Anarchopanda Hugs the Front Lines of Montreal Student Protests wired.com comments technology
  11. Big Wooden Ball Project vimeo.com comments technology
  12. A lost city, found with lasers technologyreview.com comments technology
  13. Why I Pirate extremetech.com comments technology
  14. Over 1,000 Foxconn employees stage a riot in Chengdu, China intomobile.com comments technology
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12pm Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  5. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  6. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  7. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  8. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  9. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  10. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  11. Kinect sensor can help you find your keys. bbc.com comments technology
  12. Kinsight for Kinect tracks household items, finds the remote for you theverge.com comments technology
  13. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  14. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  15. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  16. Libre.fm resets every user's password as a precaution in light of LinkedIn and Last.fm leaks. computerhelperzz.blogspot.com comments technology
  17. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  18. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  19. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  20. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  21. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  22. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  23. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  24. A white paper urges Canadian policymakers to introduce domain seizures, criminal prosecutions and asset seizures of online sharing sites, and even SOPA-style regulation of intermediaries. arstechnica.com comments technology
  25. Canadian class-action lawsuit claims Facebook misled investors with IPO winnipegfreepress.com comments technology
  26. Europe wants to tax US-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
  27. eHarmony says no other info stolen following password hack news.cnet.com comments technology
  28. MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips. extremetech.com comments technology
  29. Penguins hosting.gmodules.com comments technology
  30. Facebook has a new app that they are launching called App Center. It is currently being tested by a beta group of users and is expected to be made available on a more wider scale shortly... banagadgets.blogspot.com comments technology
  31. GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through thenextweb.com comments technology
  32. Prototype color e-paper skips on filter, cranks up vividness engadget.com comments technology
  33. Zoe Lofgren asks Attorney General Holder about Feds Unjustified Dajaz1 Seizure youtube.com comments technology
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9am Sat 9 Jun 2012 - /r/technology

  1. A student who ran a site which enabled the download of a million movie and TV show subtitle files has been found guilty of copyright infringement offenses. Despite it being acknowledged that the 25-year-old made no money from the three-year-old operation, prosecutors demanded a jail sentence. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  2. Game of Thrones crowned most pirated TV show of the season with nearly 4 million downloads per episode; worldwide hype combined with restricted availability are the key ingredients for the staggering number of downloads, but many would pay for it if HBO offered a standalone HBO GO subscription torrentfreak.com comments technology
  3. The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times. extremetech.com comments technology
  4. Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” gigaom.com comments technology
  5. A whopping 0.00038% of Facebook users vote on data use policy change: Only 342,632 ballots were cast as of a minute before closing, and the vote needed 270 million participants to be binding arstechnica.com comments technology
  6. FBI says it's okay that they illegally took Megaupload files, because nothing "physical" was taken, only digital content. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. Japanese utility company investigating Thorium Molten Salt Reactors (or LFTRs) smartplanet.com comments technology
  8. The creators of the Flame malware have sent a "suicide" command that removes it from some infected computers. bbc.com comments technology
  9. 3.3″ HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter arstechnica.com comments technology
  10. World's Largest Organization for Computer Professionals Comes Out Against CISPA eff.org comments technology
  11. You probably all know this but, as a matter of interest, IPv6 could provide 252 individual addresses to each star in the observable universe. itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com comments technology
  12. Kinect sensor can help you find your keys. bbc.com comments technology
  13. Arthur P. Stern, instrumental in inventing the color television and GPS, passes away engadget.com comments technology
  14. Libre.fm resets every user's password as a precaution in light of LinkedIn and Last.fm leaks. computerhelperzz.blogspot.com comments technology
  15. In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten, Gladwell says news.cnet.com comments technology
  16. This is gold , Computer Virus TV News Report 1988 youtu.be comments technology
  17. How Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the Web arstechnica.com comments technology
  18. Judge Posner To Apple & Motorola: 'I have tentatively decided that the case should be dismissed with prejudice because neither party can establish a right to relief.' scribd.com comments technology
  19. Collusion browser addon makes a nice map of who is tracking you. Set it up for one of your kid's sessions on the Internet and be truly horrified. mozilla.org comments technology
  20. No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop arstechnica.com comments technology
  21. Kinsight for Kinect tracks household items, finds the remote for you theverge.com comments technology
  22. A woman targeted by 'trolls' on Facebook wins court battle to have their identities disclosed google.com comments technology
  23. Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the Net's Wild West. arstechnica.com comments technology
  24. U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show news.cnet.com comments technology
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