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How Did The Pirate Bay, the World’s Biggest Illegal Downloading Site, Stay Online for So Long?

By shutting down The Pirate Bay, the music industry has eliminated one of its biggest threats—for now.
VICE Thump
12.12.14
Stuff

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.
Matt Stoller
7.9.14
News

FOX Bankrupted a 23-Year-Old Canadian Pirate for Running a 'Simpsons' Streaming Site

We talked to Nick, the 23-year-old man who was ordered to pay FOX $10.5 million dollars for running websites such as "Watch <i>The Simpsons</i> Online."
Patrick McGuire
1.15.14
tech

A Chat with Some Immoral Hackers Who Don't Care About Your Feelings

Chances are, you don't understand how to use the internet. You think you do, but are you even aware of the scale of it? It's fucking massive. Unless you are the number-one person in the entire world at understanding the internet, there is always...
William Alexander
6.24.13
tech

The MPAA's Gaping Hole

They overestimated their copyright loss by $50 billion. Here's the math that describes how.
Janus Kopfstein
3.23.12
News

PIPA Supporters Violate Copyright Laws, Too

Won't someone change the law to protect us from these awful, awful people?
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.18.12
News

Lamar Smith: (Alleged) Serial Copyright Violator

Looks like the guy who wants to put the internet in prison is trying to hide something from us.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete, Joshua Haddow
1.13.12
News

VICE's "Shop a SOPA" Copyright Hypocrite Hunt

We need you to join in our big, crowd-sourced copyright violation adventure.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.12.12
News

The Author of SOPA Is a Copyright Violator

Is Lamar Smith going to send himself to jail?
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.12.12