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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Copyright Crunch Leads to Pirates Prisons Project

A radical new project designed to punish and reform illegal downloaders of copyrighted music could prove to be a huge money spinner for tech savvy investors. The Pirates Prisons Project aims to capitalize on the current copyright crunch by building 100s of 1000s of new prisons to house the unlimited supply of illegal internet users. If proposed legislation to criminalise billions of music fans goes ahead, the high probability of re-offending represents a once-in-a-lifetime investment  opportunity to secure real financial gains for PPP shareholders.

The ingenious shares scheme relies on the music industry's desire for economic dominance. However critics of doom and bust policies believe the music industry's strategy of using a failed business model is enevitably doomed to failure (See links below). Only (prison) time will tell.

Prison/Copyright Reform Related
Two articles I wrote in 2006 warning of the impending copyright crunch:

What if The Beatles had used Creative Commons Licenses?
British Record Industry Loses Fight to Extend Copyright

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Avatars Poll for Personal Photos Vs Abstract Designs

Do you feel more of a connection when you see a face on someone's avatar or don't you care what their avatar is? You can see what other people think and cast you own vote at this ask500people poll.