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Swingin' Utters + Copyrights at Geno's

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By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

With plans for a downtown mural, Shepard Fairey returns to Providence

It is a rather unremarkable collection of bricks at the moment: an exterior wall at the back of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Chafee Performance Center in downtown Providence.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010

Does not compute

Though he’s infamous for his aversion to computers, McCain is actually no Luddite.
Will our next president be a geek hero or a guy who doesn’t e-mail?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 29, 2008

Plunder, pillage, and profit

When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

Free culture: what it is, why it matters

“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
Copyright reform in the digital age
By JOE BERNARDI  |  November 19, 2007

Stealing culture

The following review of Good Copy Bad Copy does not appear in the Phoenix ’s film section.
A free must-see movie
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 26, 2007


Mic and the mechanics

At first blush, it was tempting to mock the 2007 National Free Culture Conference.
National Free Culture Conference has a wiki good time
By BEN RICHARDSON  |  May 30, 2007

Fight the man with digicams

It depends on your perspective.
Day against DRM
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 21, 2006

A fellow critic cops a plea

Paul Sherman, a long-time contributing critic for the Boston Herald , film editor at the Improper Bostonian , and former president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting copyright infringement in a San Jose, Califo
Copy cat  
By TOM MEEK  |  June 28, 2006

Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006

In it to win it

When two Swarthmore students published information about major security flaws in Diebold e-voting machines, the corporation rattled its swords, claiming copyright infringement.
Some of EFF’s recent legal victories
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 09, 2006