Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: filesharing

  • Deconstructing Michael Lynton

    For those of you who missed it, Michael Lynton is the venerable Charmain and CEO of MPAA member studio Sony Pictures entertainment who said, in words that are destined to be etched on the monument to the Days That Were, that “I’m a guy who sees nothing good having come from the Internet. Period.” He’s […]

  • More MediaDefender Missteps

    I noticed this story on p2pnet as well as Ars Technica, for those of you who may be put off by a website with “p2p” in the name. Looks like the content industry’s hired gun, MediaDefender, is once again in hot water for breaking and entering on the digital plane. This time, they illicitly injected…

  • The Last Diamond?

    In the United States, an album must sell ten million copies (10x Platinum) to be certified Diamond. Given my interest in today’s music industry, I did a bit of research. The most recent Diamond certified album that I could find was Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album by OutKast that shipped 5 million copies after…

  • Vindication

    Wonderful article from Ars Technica that supports what I (and countless others) have been contending for ages. A brave new world: the music biz at the dawn of 2008

  • The Pirate’s Dilemma

    The TorrentFreak blog posted a guest article by author Matt Mason that I think hits on the same idea I was trying to get at in one of my earlier posts. He makes some interesting comparisons to historical events that I found quite interesting. Of particular note, from the closing paragraph: …what pirates are actually…