The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how ... See full summary »
A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.
Joshua L. Dratel
DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a ... See full summary »
While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »
Richard M. Stallman,
An intriguing perspective on the fiasco that is copyright law
I really enjoyed this documentary because the people being filmed were the ones who told the story. There was no narration, no script, just the wit, humor, and emotion of those involved with the case
For me, the main message this documentary portrays is the absolute inability of the legal systems and the content industries themselves to see what the world is demanding right now, at this very point in time. The way the world wants, and is, consuming content is far different to how the major studios want the world to consume content. It is blindingly obvious, and it is at their peril that they continue to ignore what the world wants.
If I'm honest, the founders of The Pirate Bay are a bit loony - the documentary doesn't try to disguise this at all, but I have nothing but the utmost respect for them as people, for what they have been through, what they will continue to go through, but most importantly, for what they stand for. My life is far more enriched and satisfying because these three guys had the guts to stand up on behalf of the world.
The 20th Century has been and gone. Now it's the 21st Century. It's time to see some 21st Century thinking, ideas, business models, and solutions from the content industry to give the world what it wants. However it seems like it's up to the rest of the world to force their hand by costing them more and more money through piracy. Maybe when their earnings actually do start to drop - and we see some proof of that drop - then things will change
Time will tell. Maybe a good first step would be for 20th Century Fox to change its name to 21st Century Fox. It lessens that stone age first impression that you get when you hear the name
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