Category Archive: Intellectual Property

A new website enables the promise of stronger European rights

By Simon Davies In less than three months Europe will undertake one of its most interesting – and potentially destabilising – elections in its recent history. Many analysts are predicting an outcome in which political extremes become more prominent and Euro-scepticism becomes a core political driver. The election comes at a critically important moment for …

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A tragic tale of ignorance, naked genitals and a record file-sharing penalty

By Simon Davies In case you missed it, earlier this month an enthusiastic Illinois Federal court levied a record $1.5 million fine against a lone bitTorrent exponent who unlawfully shared ten somewhat unremarkable porn movies. The vids were produced by Flava Works – those famed purveyors of Latino gay genitalia who have given us such …

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