The Digest: Social media told to simplify terms… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Google, Piracy, Privacy, Social Media, The Digest, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wearables Leave a Comment

MPs say they need 'serious discussion' with social networks over users' data  | The Guardian "Social networks should simplify their terms and conditions, to ensure that their users fully understand how their personal data will be collected and used, MPs have concluded. A report by the Commons science and technology committee calls for…

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The Pirate Bay stops hosting torrents, but may prove even stronger as a result

Gerald Lynch Intellectual Property, Internet, Tech Digest news, Websites Leave a Comment

The Pirate Bay have announced that they will no longer be hosting torrent files, and will instead now focus on providing file-sharers with magnet links. Though one would assume torrent files are the bread-and-butter of the service, this new…

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Pirate Bay founders fined a further £87,500

Gerald Lynch Intellectual Property, Internet, Tech Digest news, Websites 1 Comment

Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij have been fined a further one million Swedish kronor (£87,500) after failing to heed a court order asking that the torrent site be shut down. EMI Music, Universal Music, Sony BMG and…

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Moderately important men say Radiohead's "Pay what you want" gimmick for In Rainbows was successful.

James O'Malley Digital Music, Intellectual Property, Internet 1 Comment

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A shocking new report out today has sent shock waves through the music industry after the revelation that giving away stuff for free is actually really popular.

Will Page, an economist for the MCPS-PRS alliance (perhaps the world’s longest acronym) and Eric Garland (boss of Big Champaign – a company who apparently do “online media measurement”) have taken a look at Radiohead’s In Rainbows album that they released last year with the gimmick of “pay what you want to pay”, and have come to the conclusion that it was actually a pretty good idea…

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The Pirate Bay enters internet top 100

Gary Cutlack Intellectual Property, Internet, Web 2.0, Websites 1 Comment


And so, the rise of the crazy ABOVE THE LAW Swedish Bittorrent site continues.

According to shaky-but-all-we-have internet traffic monitor Alexa, The Pirate Bay has just eased itself into the global top 100 at a cool 97th. No doubt the launch of GTA IV helped it shift up a place or two.

With a total monthly unique user count of something around 25 million – up from 3 million in 2006 – The Pirate Bay is clearly doing…

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