Anne B. Ragde, an award-winning Norwegian author, criticizes ebook piracy as theft. Sadly, her son reportedly reveals that she pirated 1,800 MP3 songs.
What's the dark side of the success of e-readers and e-books? In a word, piracy.
The list of 2009's most pirated e-books reveals that those who downloaded illegally are people with rather narrow minds and broad frustrations.
The huge popularity of the iPod indirectly fueled the piracy of music. Will the iPad do the same to e-books?
On today's show, thoughts on a bigger Kindle made for reading newspapers (fail), Sprint's earnings report (fail), whether Microsoft will allow downgrades from Windows 7 to Vista (fail) and "silver ooze" (winner!).
Verizon's launching its LTE network on Sunday, the FCC is proposing a plan for Net neutrality tomorrow, and Google is about to take over the world EVEN MORE with its e-book venture (we're sure the EU is going to love that). Also, that deafening silence you hear on Twitter is the sound of a bunch of celebrities playing dead to raise money for AIDS. New meme: celebrity zombie impersonator accounts! Get yours today! --Molly
As spokesman for The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi was noted for his sarcastic criticism of copyright owners. He says he wants to write a book, start new projects.
A programmer in the United States says he has written a program that cracks the encryption that stops people sharing e-books created with Microsoft Reader.
The online-gaming service provider says it sent an Italian hacker a letter requesting that he remove advisories and utilities highlighting vulnerabilities in its products.