Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yo Ho Ho

Compare and contrast.

The Pirate Bay Tracker Shuts Down for Good | TorrentFreak
Despite this success, The Pirate Bay operators today decided to pull the plug and close down the tracker permanently. The evolution of the BitTorrent protocol has made trackers redundant they say, as BitTorrent downloads work well with trackerless solutions such as DHT and PEX.
The Boat That Rocked (2009) - Plot Summary
It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Copyright Time Bomb

Wired has an interesting article on the fine print in existing copyright law that is about to go off.  Well worth reading.

Copyright Time Bomb Set to Disrupt Music, Publishing Industries | Epicenter | Wired.com
At a time when record labels and, to a lesser extent, music publishers, find themselves in the midst of an unprecedented contraction, the last thing they need is to start losing valuable copyrights to ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music, much of which still sells as well or better than more recently released fare. Nonetheless, the wheels are already in motion.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where to watch free movies online

Quite the list.  Enjoy.

Free Movies Online: Where to Watch Them | Open Culture
Where to watch free movies online? Here’s a list that will get you started. We’ve listed 20 sites that feature a wide range of films. Classics, international, film noir, documentaries, indies — they’re all here. Most of these films should be available in every geographic region. However, there will be some exceptions.