Tag Archives: SOPA

  • Feds shutdown MegaUpload – who needs SOPA!

    Shortly after news of SOPA’s expected demise began circulating, the Feds have closed down MegaUpload, one of the World’s largest and most popular file sharing sites. The site’s founder (Kim Dotcom) and three others were arrested by police in New Zealand at the request of U.S. authorities. MegaVideo, the streaming site belonging to same company, […]

  • SOPA is defeated – for the moment at least

    If you haven’t yet heard of SOPA, where the heck have you been hiding! Seriously, SOPA has been headline news for months, the proposed U.S. bill labeled the Stop Online Piracy Act (and shortened to SOPA) was a desperate attempt by the media industry to regulate and control the Internet. Now, largely thanks to universal […]

  • The Sum of the Worlds Knowledge?

    At your fingertips! unless you are in China or Iran! (Or the USA?) Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.  – Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made.  – […]

  • Goodbye 2011: A look back – plus year end market share figures

        No doubting the most dramatic event for the industry during 2011 was the passing of Steve Jobs. Regardless of personal likes or dislikes, Mr. Jobs must surely be remembered as a truly great man; an innovator who’s inventiveness and entrepreneurial talents made an unprecedented and indelible impact on the consumer electronics market. Steve […]

  • SOPA – A serious threat to our internet

    If you are not yet aware of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) then you should be. This abominable piece of legislation has the potential to effectively cripple the internet and pretty much render it impotent. Wikipedia: SOPA SOPA has been universally condemned, there are literally thousands of protests registered all over the net […]