Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?

By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates.  Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little closer and maybe offer some alternative reasoning to the requests themselves. Firstly, this article is... Continue Reading →

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No court order for Gallant Macmillan today!

Filtering through the internet is news that Gallant Macmillan did not walk away from the High Court today with an order for demanding names of IP addresses from BTplc and instead the matter has been adjourned to a later date (whilst the court examines more closely the concerns) .  As reported in the Guardian BTplc said:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Amiga Demo’s Volume 1 (DVD-5)

Here is one DVD you can share and distribute without fear of a threatening letter coming through your door about copyright infringement.  Before reading the rest of this article, if you have no idea what the Demoscene is, then you should read this first. Those of you old enough to remember the Commodore Amiga range... Continue Reading →

ACS:Law – Back in the news again!

or/ ACS: Law - "Slyck fought the law and er....the Slyck won"? Whilst I promote a copyright infringement free computing experience (as in FOSS), its often a good talking point for Openbytes.  Certainly many of the technologies involved are FOSS packages so I feel justified for that reason alone to report on this news. It... Continue Reading →

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