MOVIE WEEKWhat does a bona-fide film director think when you take his films and splice them together in new ways?
The web activists of the Internet Defense League plan to easily enable massive SOPA-style protests of harmful legislation.
Gary MarshallIsn't it about time downloaders and rights holders sorted out this mess before it gets much worse?
The bill enables internet service providers to monitor any of a customer's private communications, including email and instant messages, and share that information with the government without a warrant.
The music industry may be grabbing the headlines but book publishers aren't taking piracy lying down either, with one group announcing that it has done away with two sites responsible for $10 million worth of ebook piracy.
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In DepthIt's the week after CES 2012, so it's been fairly quiet on the new camera announcement front. That didn't stop the mainstream media continuing to focus on the photography industry though, as Kodak dropped a bankruptcy bombshell and Flickr users protested against SOPA.