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The Post-Attribution Era

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On May 7, 2019
In this 2007 book, Halting State, Charles Stross describes a near future in which the internet makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for ordinary people to properly attribute communications and events. Warning: this post contains mild spoilers. In this 2007 book, Halting State, Charles Stross describes a near future (2018, to be precise) in […]

Internet Profits?

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On June 1, 2016

I am still at a total loss as to how anyone thinks internet-based businesses will make money. Yet our betters sure love them. Spotify tossed another scary financial figure into the ring this morning,

The Extinction of Megaupload

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On January 31, 2012
Although SOPA and PIPA were defeated for now, the corporate-government attack on file sharing continues unabated. Most significantly was the government shutdown of Megaupload a couple of weeks ago. Regardless of an overarching bill ending filesharing, the media companies are using their full power to end the practice. One can make a copyright argument that […]
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