Article ads: "The Future of Copyright", Rasmus Fleischer; “The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution.", Peter Biddle, Paul England, Marcus Peinado und Bryan Willman

“The Future of Copyright”, Rasmus Fleischer


A concise and good explanation of the current copyright situation and it’s history.

CV: “Rasmus Fleischer is a Swedish historian, writer, and musician. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University College, Stockholm. In 2003, he helped to found the Piratbyrån, or Piracy Bureau, an organization opposed to copyright laws for digital media. He is a frequent lecturer on what he calls the impending “collapse of copyright.”.

“The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution.”, Peter Biddle, Paul England, Marcus Peinado und Bryan Willman


Abstract: “We investigate the darknet ñ a collection of networks and technologies
used to share digital content.  The darknet is not a separate physical
network but an application and protocol layer riding on existing
networks.  Examples of darknets are peer-to-peer file sharing, CD and
DVD copying, and key or password sharing on email and newsgroups.
The last few years have seen vast increases in the darknetís
aggregate bandwidth, reliability, usability, size of shared library, and
availability of search engines.  In this paper we categorize and analyze
existing and future darknets, from both the technical and legal
perspectives.  We speculate that there will be short-term impediments
to the effectiveness of the darknet as a distribution mechanism, but
ultimately the darknet-genie will not be put back into the bottle.  In view
of this hypothesis, we examine the relevance of content protection and
content distribution architectures.”

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