This Doc About One of The Internet's Biggest Pirates Actually Made Me Feel Sorry for the Guy

The man who created Megaupload got insanely rich via morally dubious means. So it’s pretty amazing that the new documentary about the German-born hacker-turned-millionaire generates any sympathy. But it does, by sketching out an easy-to-swallow narrative alleging that powerful corporate and government forces…

Download Utopia: A 17-Year-Old File-Sharing Program Is Still the Best Place to Find Obscure Music

The lifespan of software is a curious thing. Unless a program is deemed irreplaceable by an industry (like Photoshop), most die out or are succeeded by a better—or cheaper—option a few years later. Even games, outside of retro collectors’ items or unicorn hits (Diablo II), lose steam. After the downfall of Napster,…

Hands On With Kim Dotcom's New Mega: This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever

Kim Dotcom's Mega officially launches tomorrow, but we're already in. From the membership plans we showed you this morning, the service might look like it's just another online storage locker like Dropbox or Google Drive. (Update: It's live.) But it's way more than that. Mega is a weapon aimed straight at copyright…

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