As in most of the world, copyright laws in South Korea have been steadily improving in the past several years, especially as they relate to artists' rights. Indeed, the country's system has been praised as one that actually works, with Village Roadshow's Co-Chief Executive Officer Graham Burke referring to its approach of using education, pricing, and availability incentives as . . .
I'm a big documentary fan. I love the fact that in watching this genre, you not only get entertained, you also learn something new. You won't believe this, but I've been hooked on docus since I was six years old. There was this old TV channel that used to show different types of nature shows and science documentaries during the weekends and at weekday afternoons. I religiously . . .
Downloading is so much fun, isnâ€™t it? The fun stops, though, when you suddenly get hit by a worm or a Trojan â€“ then the trouble begins. And this is exactly what happened to the thousands and thousands of people who downloaded the pirated version of iWork last week. I am sure that you heard about that not so little brouhaha. Download.com has the story: Internet . . .
This thought had not occurred to me before I read Ken Gallingerâ€™s column answering a question from a reader. The question is basically the same as the title of this blog post. The reader says that he has a collection of tapes (who doesnâ€™t?) and that he does not have the means to convert them to mp3 at the moment. Does this justify him downloading the songs off of the . . .
Wait â€“ isnâ€™t that all wrong? Isnâ€™t downloading the greener option? After all, when we download music, we cut back on CDs and other material things that put a strain on the environment, right? As a matter of fact, this is what Jonathan G. Koomey, Christopher L. Weber, and H. Scott Matthews shared in a study they released some time ago. Their conclusion was . . .