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North Korea military threatens physical response against US THAAD missile defence deployment

North Korea's military said on Monday it would take "physical response" to a move by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defence system to the Korean peninsula to counter the threat from the North.<p>The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal …

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MPAA Criticizes Piracy Study Because It Doesn't Like The Results

Last week we covered a new study from European researchers which revealed that the Megaupload shutdown had a negative effect on the box office …

Is Philanthropy Ready For System Change?

Late last month, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan named Andres circulated an article to our team with the subject “great read!” The piece he forwarded had been published that day in the <i>New York Times</i> and written by Peter Buffett, the son of the world’s most successful and admired investor, Warren Buffett. …

Tune in or tune out: How does Windows 8 stack up on a home theater PC?

It’s no stretch to say that PC power users aren’t united in their praise of Windows 8. The operating system’s modern-style Start screen and its focus on touch-friendly apps has ruffled quite a few feathers among users who just want their old desktops back.<p>But if you own a home-theater PC, you might …

Kevin Spacey on Netflix: 'we have learned the lesson that the music industry didn't'

When David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's <i>House of Cards</i> debuted earlier this year, it didn't just make waves because Netflix was creating high-profile original content — it also made an impact because it was released with all episodes available at the same time. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that Kevin Spacey …

"How Should Artists Get Paid?" Isn't a Question, it's an Insult

We’ve all heard the objection to sharing culture and knowledge many times – “How will the artists get paid, if you manufacture copies of their …

Game of Thrones Piracy "Better Than an Emmy," Time Warner CEO Says

Last year Games of Thrones was crowned the most pirated TV-show on the Internet, and this year the same is likely to happen.<p>While one might expect …

Terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon will donate fortune - Your Community

2,919 Movie Pirates Walk Free as BitTorrent Trolling Scheme Falls Apart

Over the past several years we’ve covered dozens of ‘troll’ lawsuits against hundreds of thousands of alleged copyright infringers.<p>While many cases …

Spotify and Netflix curb music and film piracy

A new study in Norway has revealed that piracy rates are declining, thanks to the rise of legal alternatives<p>After years of lobbying for tougher anti-piracy laws, the entertainment industry is finally gaining some ground in its war on illegal downloads.<p>According to a new report published by …

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Online Piracy Surges After Music Festivals, Spotify Reveals

Summer is traditionally the time when the world’s largest music festivals take place.<p>These festivals are a great opportunity for fans to discover …

Irish ISPs Start Blocking The Pirate Bay

Last month the High Court gave Internet providers UPC, Imagine, Vodafone, Digiweb, Hutchison 3G and Telefonica O2 30 days to block The Pirate Bay.<p>The …

Online Donations To Nonprofits Increased 14 Percent In 2012, New Study Says

Point-and-click charity is on the rise.<p>According to a recent study reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, online donations to nonprofits surged 14 percent to $2.1 billion last year.<p>The study, conducted by tracking 115,000 nonprofits through Blackbaud, Network for Good and PayPal, found that …

The Morals of Grabbing Free Content From the Web

As most people reading this post will be aware, free media of all kinds is just a few clicks away.<p>No matter what content is required, a quick Google …

Blog - Exponent Philanthropy

The first blog in a 3-part series When Fran Sykes, founder and president of Pascale Sykes Foundation, tells people she is purposely closing her …

Venture debt fund Multiplier Capital raises nearly $48m

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BitTorrent Taps Public Enemy For Their Latest Creative Venture: Crowdsourced Music

BitTorrent, the content distribution network that has been angling for a position as the platform of choice for the creative industries, is today taking one more step to show artists how they can use the service to engage with their fans and potentially spin some business in the process. The …

File-Sharers Are Well Educated and Earn More Money

Over the past years numerous studies have shown that on average file-sharers spend more money on legal purchases, whether it’s music or box office …

The Pirate Bay Helps to Expose Copyright Troll Honeypot

Last month copyright troll law firm Prenda suffered losses on several fronts, including a $81,319.72 court sanction. However, Prenda’s troubles are …

An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it “philanthropy” is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive.<p>Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges …