The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

If you have not yet heard, the file sharing site MegaUpload has been taken down by the FBI. Seems like they didn’t need SOPA and/or PIPA after all. [TechCrunch]

Users of MegaUpload are planning on suing the FBI as the feds are planning on deleting all the data associated with the file sharing practices of the website. [TorrentFreak]

Universal Music Group has abused Youtube video takedown powers because it seemingly stopped a rap group from uploading its own songs. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Neil Young has waded into the piracy debate stating “Piracy is the new radio.” [The Verge]

Here is a pretty interesting report that includes that IM chat of Mark Zuckerberg in which he hashes out his ideas for Facebook. It’s amazing that this was only in 2003. [Business Insider]

Finally, a cool article on why e-books cost what they do. [MSN Money]



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