The day of amazing news, part 2: the death of ACTA

ACTA, the worst idea imagined in 21st century political history, is dead. Finally! This is the result of active democracy, with regular people like you and me on the streets of the world, screaming our hearts to the members of the European Parliament, who today finally voted it down with a heart warming majority. So […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]

Ladda ner enskilda filer med magnetlänkar på The Pirate Bay

Nu har det gått ett par veckor sedan den stora torrentsiten The Pirate Bay upphört helt med att hosta torrentfiler, och istället helt kör på magnetlänkar. Tyvärr har det inte bara resulterat i fördelar (som att deras bandbredd minskat till 30 %) utan också fått en hel del kritik. Tidigare kunde man välja att ladda […]

The purpose of this blog

When I started blogging in October 2006, now five and a half years ago (then at http://blog.mangaworld.se), I had no idea what the purpose of this blog would be. I still have no idea, even if it might be at least a tad clearer today. When I first started blogging, I was fourteen years old, […]

Pioneer One – hur en serie klarar sig tack vare internet

Jag upptäckte en ny serie – Pioneer One. Ännu en grupp som utnyttjar internet till att sprida någonting de annars aldrig kunde ha producerat, i detta fall en TV-serie helt släppt via torrenter, YouTube och deras webbsida. En CC-licens (som i grund och botten tillåter vem som helst att sprida den) gör spridningen ännu större. […]

The absurdity of anti piracy laws

As I’ve said in the past – even if you argue that piracy is terrible and comparable to stealing, the current laws in action and being suggested are insane.   As I’ve said in the past – even if you argue that piracy is terrible and comparable to stealing, the current laws in action and […]

Joss Stone on piracy: ”I don’t care how you hear it, as long as you hear it.”

More artists should keep an open mind when it comes to piracy. Do what many others have before you – try to release an album for free online as well as a regular release, and see if you get as much or more than you would have. It’s free advertisement that have worked many times […]

Paulo Coelho destroys piracy myths

Writer Paulo Coelho has yet again expressed his positive opinions on file sharing, now more than ever before, in a recent blog post. ”As an author, I should be defending ‘intellectual property’, but I’m not. Pirates of the world, unite and pirate everything I’ve ever written!” Coelho is right on every point he makes in the […]

Brottskod 5101 och rapport om fildelarjaktsåret 2011

Ung Pirat har under januari månad varit mycket produktiva. För några dagar sedan lanserades webbsidan Brottskod 5101, som sammanfattar hur fildelningsjakten i Sverige pågått hittills och hur den går just nu. Sidan tar bland annat upp gamla och pågående fall, kommande rättegångar, vad de olika partierna tycker, hur privatpersoner kan skydda sig från att åka […]