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AUSTIN, Texas -- More than a decade ago, Alex Winter saw a revolution brewing. Winter is perhaps best known as Bill, the blond-haired high school slacker from the 1989 comedy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” But he’s also a tech...
Hollywood's chief lobbying group is taking issue with some academic research suggesting that the shutdown of popular file-hosting website Megaupload has hurt some movies' box-office revenues. Researchers at the Munich School of Management and the...
Opinion L.A.Federal prosecutors obtained a new indictment against Megaupload and its top executives this week, replacing and expanding on the one a grand jury handed down in January. The latest version alleges 13 separate violations of federal law -- eight more......
Opinion L.A.Now that Facebook has filed the paperwork for its initial public stock offering, it's worth wondering why the company bothered. Its preliminary goal is to raise $5 billion, but its registration statement showed that it's already sitting on nearly $4......
Opinion L.A.Facebook filed papers for an IPO on Wednesday. Not everyone is celebrating, though. In anticipation of the news, critics began questioning Facebook's direction as a company, raising the following questions. Are IPOs really good for businesses? The IPO has...
Opinion L.A.Megaupload users got a temporary reprieve this week when the companies that hosted the site's servers, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed not to delete any Megaupload data for at least two weeks. But actually enabling users to retrieve...
CNNFederal prosecutors who accuse file-sharing site Megaupload of being a hotbed of digital piracy say the site's customer files, presumably including perfectly legal ones, may be deleted starting Thursday. "It is our understanding that the hosting...
A cool $1.5 million a year. That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...
Whew, that was close. For a second there, I thought that my favorite porn site was going to be blacked out in solidarity with the political protest of pending SOPA regulations. That’s all I need, to get up in the morning to find that the...
Change of SubjectSalon's Glenn Greenwald offers a sobering reflection on last week's successful SOPA/PIPA protests in his column,"Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure": It’s wildly under-appreciated how unrestrained is the government’s power to do what it...
Opinion L.A.The indictment the Justice Department obtained this month against MegaUpload, a popular online locker and file-sharing service, includes allegations that company executives personally uploaded and downloaded copyrighted content -- a familiar accusation in...
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