Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

how it works

In the span of about five minutes, I heard a band for the first time on Pandora, then purchased and downloaded their album from the Amazon MP3 store. This is how it works, music industry. We will pay for things if it is as convenient as downloading them. If you could take a short break […]

piracy!

Matthew Yglesias links to a trailer on YouTube about what looks to be a fun new action movie from Japan. But when you try to watch the trailer, you find that “this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim.” Unless I’m horribly mistaken, a trailer is an advertisement for a film. But […]

steal this post

Neat story in today’s NY Times about a copy-protection disabling number that is being spread all over the web to spite the lawyers. One caveat. Brad Stone writes: The broader distribution of the code may not pose a serious threat to the movie industry, because only sophisticated technologists can use it to tailor the decryption […]

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