Näin lataat bändimme Atomgrad-albumin Pirate Baysta blokkauksen ohi

Written by Älymystö on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012


Yhtyeemme Älymystön kannalta tekijänoikeusjärjestöjen vaatima Pirate Bayn blokkaus on vähän tylsä veto, sillä levitämme mm. Atomgrad-albumiamme promootiomielessä sen kautta. Lienee siis tarpeen esitellä nykyisille ja tuleville faneillemme kuinka tämän hyödyttömän eston voi kiertää minuutissa.

DRMed Music is Designed to Break Down – Tough Luck, Customers

Written by Herra Honkonen on Friday, July 31st, 2009


Tweet Every three years the Library of Congress in the States goes through a review, where they grant the right to circumvent DRM in some cases, which is usually forbidden by DMCA. Not surprisingly, at this time you get the silliest and most infuriating spin from the copyright lobby. The winner this time is Steve […]

In an Age of Piracy, The Music Industry is Thriving

Written by Herra Honkonen on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


Tweet If you follow the news about music industry, by now you must already KNOW that the pirates are killing music. Surprise surprise, while the industry is suing single moms for millions, they are also making more money out of paying customers. You don’t have to believe us, you can ask Will Page, who claims […]

Copyright Organization Logic – Artists Violating Their Own Copyrights

Written by Herra Honkonen on Friday, July 24th, 2009


Tweet A thing most people – even many artists – don’t know is that when you join a copyright organization such as the Finnish Gramex or Teosto or their counterparts in other countries, you most often lose the right to decide how you can use your own music. Everything has go through the organization, which […]

Hitler orders a DMCA takedown in YouTube

Written by Herra Honkonen on Saturday, May 30th, 2009


Tweet Everybody who’s in a habit of clicking viral video links has probably seen one version or other of a clip of the movie Downfall (Der Untergang), where Hitler raves at his inner circle in the bunker. The idea of the clips is to alter the subtitles so that instead of his army getting their […]

Region Restrictions in a World with No Borders

Written by Herra Honkonen on Thursday, January 29th, 2009


Tweet Well, no surprise there that it was too good to last. If you wonder where your favourite music vanished from Spotify, they are implementing region restrictions. So basically in the future you can listen only to music that has been licensed for your country. This illustrates beautifully one of the current problems with media […]

Give Stuff for Free – Increase Your Sales By 23 000%

Written by Herra Honkonen on Saturday, January 24th, 2009


Tweet One of the mantras RIAA, MPAA and other nosy cunts keep bleating is “you can’t compete with free stuff” – meaning what if a consumer can get something for free, he doesn’t have any reason to buy it. Also those who claim that there are people who download things for free and then buy […]