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Does not compute

Will our next president be a geek hero or a guy who doesn’t e-mail?
Though he’s infamous for his aversion to computers, McCain is actually no Luddite.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 30, 2008

Plunder, pillage, and profit

A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

Free culture: what it is, why it matters

Copyright reform in the digital age
“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
By JOE BERNARDI  |  November 19, 2007

Stealing culture

A free must-see movie
The following review of Good Copy Bad Copy does not appear in the Phoenix ’s film section.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 26, 2007

Mic and the mechanics

National Free Culture Conference has a wiki good time
At first blush, it was tempting to mock the 2007 National Free Culture Conference.
By BEN RICHARDSON  |  May 30, 2007

Fight the man with digicams

Day against DRM
It depends on your perspective.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 21, 2006

A fellow critic cops a plea

Copy cat  
Paul Sherman, a long-time contributing critic for the Boston Herald , film editor at the Improper Bostonian , and former president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting copyright infringement in a San Jose, California, court last month.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 28, 2006

Get it while you can

Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006

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By DAILY 5  |  April 26, 2006

In it to win it

Some of EFF’s recent legal victories
When two Swarthmore students published information about major security flaws in Diebold e-voting machines, the corporation rattled its swords, claiming copyright infringement.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 09, 2006

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