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Razer’s Class Warfare: Murdoch’s capitalist failure drives us to download

Let’s really put an end to the age of entitlement and make media barons accountable for their business failures, rather than legislating their right to steal our right to choice.

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Don’t stop us Breaking Bad: why internet piracy is good for TV

Daily Review writer Peter Green says Australian audiences are not going to be happy to sit back and let other countries enjoy TV first. Studio executives: take note.

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Why Telstra plans to slow you down to fight online piracy

Telstra says it will trial slowing down its users at peak periods to discourage the use of peer-to-peer software. But will it cut piracy or just piss off its customers?

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E-books ahead of the curve but can’t ignore piracy

While the music industry was reacting hostilely to online environments, e-books were quick to embrace digital platforms. They’ve survived the initial flood of piracy but will soon face more challenges, writes John Biggs.

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Policing the high seas of internet piracy

Crikey readers have their say.

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Legit alternatives the only way to contain online piracy

There are many hypocrisies in the online piracy debate — for example illegal filesharing has been a powerful PR tool for the music industry — but there is only one effective way to contain it, writes Frédéric Filloux.

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The copyright lobby’s loose facts

As Crikey has revealed, the data advanced by the copyright lobby on piracy is full of holes. Even the public report into the issue can’t be believed, muddying the debate for industry and creators.

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Piracy and the internet

Crikey readers have their say.

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Data download: lies, damned lies and piracy reports

Illegal downloading will cost the industry over $5 billion by 2016 and “8000 fewer jobs in the core content industries last year”, according to a report in Fairfax papers. But that’s not telling the whole story.

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