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Flattery will get you everywhere

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… download digital content (whether legally or not), the cultural battle over the legitimacy of piracy became a central issue only after the birth of TPB. Subsequent years have seen the flourishing of political parties to stimulate discussion over copyright issues and demand policies better suited for the internet age.

Copyright and the future of paid content on the internet are complicated matters, obviously deserving more attention than is possible in a short blog post (if interested …


The Italian Job

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

If you’ve ever holidayed in Italy, you might have noticed that many of the locals, even in popular tourist spots, struggle with English. There are probably a number of causes for this phenomenon, such as a rusty education system and the all southern conviction that “you don’t really need English anyway”, but perhaps the major reason why the Italians and other …

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For Devoted Fans, a Click is as Good as a Clap

Posted on by Santtu Parikka

… much more art available for them to enjoy (and let’s not forget how the emergence of internet piracy has forced many artists to go on tour again, in order to make up for the decline in royalty payments. It is hard to think of a band that hasn’t had a comeback tour in the last few years – regardless of whether the original members are all still living).

For the artists, technological developments are a mixed blessing, but the underlying formula remains the same. Keep producing the …