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University of Wyoming Studies Video Games

Klatoo55 This is hilarious (81 comments)

I was actually a classmate of one of the two guys doing this (Aaron Perell) and I distinctly recall being incredulous when he described a project he was working on as "playing a lot of video games." It's funny to see this get thrown on to the CSM, since I got the impression that it was a minor exercise to keep bored college IT folk occupied. Hopefully this ends up producing some interesting research so we can justify further studies of this nature - to the delight of grad students everywhere.

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RIAA Not Sharing Settlement Money With Artists

Klatoo55 Klatoo55 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Klatoo55 writes "Various artists are considering lawsuits in order to press for their share of the estimated hundreds of millions of dollars the RIAA has obtained from settlements with services such as Bolt, KaZaA and Napster. According to TorrentFreak's report on the potential action, there may not even be much left to pay out after monstrous legal fees are taken care of. The comments from the labels all claim that the money is on its way, and is simply taking longer due to difficulties dividing it all up."

Swedish Record Labels Back Filesharing

Klatoo55 Klatoo55 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Klatoo55 writes "A coalition of seven independent record labels in Sweden has joined to form The Swedish Model, a pro-filesharing discussion platform that seeks to restore focus on music and develop a coherent business model to take the music industry into the years to come. Torrentfreak shares some additional info on the site as well as interviews with the labels involved."

Producer Thanks Pirates for Stealing his Film

Klatoo55 Klatoo55 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Klatoo55 (726789) writes "Eric Wilkinson, producer of the late Jerome Bixby's "The Man From Earth", wrote an email to Releaselog thanking them for the free publicity spurred by their review of a ripped screener of his film.

Wilkinson writes: "Our independent movie had next to no advertising budget and very little going for it until somebody ripped one of the DVD screeners and put the movie online for all to download. After that happened, people were watching it and started posting mostly all positive reviews... ...People like our movie and are talking about it, all thanks to piracy on the net!"

Wilkinson is, however, asking for people who enjoyed the pirated release to consider contributing via PayPal on his MySpace."

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Demonoid Shut Down by CRIA Again

Klatoo55 Klatoo55 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Klatoo55 (726789) writes "Demonoid has apparently lost its hosting after the company renting its servers caved to pressure from the CRIA. Any Demonoid URL now displays the text "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." Torrentfreak posted a comment from the site IRC saying to "expect the site to return" unless Deimos says otherwise."
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