Recent advances in digital media have highlighted inadequacies in intellectual property (IP) laws that were often written long before content was decoupled from physical vessels like books or CDs. An overzealous reaction from industry, coupled with America's litigious culture has demonstrated many o
With millions of copies of violent games like Grand Theft Auto and Halo, should there not be an epidemic of violence, if there is a direct causal link between violence and video games? Are kids slowly but surely giving into the violence of the the game and will they/we start committing violent crim
The war on terrorism that started after 9/11 is still ongoing. It goes through name changes but the core of the conflict remains the same; we are involved in a conflict against a nebulous group of terrorists. This is neither a war in the conventional sense, nor is it winnable in the conventional sen
The Digital Economy Bill is about to be passed in the UK Parliament with almost no proper debate by MPs. This bill will allow a whole host of legal actions, including disconnection, to be taken against home and business internet users purely on the basis of an accusation. Should this bill, which was
Google is a company that uses the immense amount of information it gets from its search engine in order to help place advertising and so make money. This is not surprising and as a way to provide a free service seems reasonable. However Google has been embroiled in privacy battles on a whole range o
Julian assange is a slippery character and so is his organisation. What do we really know about wikileaks. Not very much. It is an organisation that encourages whistleblowing and the leaking of secrets. Wikileaks says of itself "WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing impo
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13
Nintendo has been hacked and Sony has been hacked twice. These hackers have often claimed that they are ‘white hat’ hackers that are helping by showing where the flaws in computer systems are. By doing this the problems can be fixed so preventing any damaging ‘black hat’ attacks. However the
Has the global spread of the internet aided democratisation, increased freedom and reduced human rights abuses, or is it at best ineffective and at worst a weapon in the hands of repressive governments?
Internet users who persistently swap copyrighted material on the web will have their connections slowed down or even stopped by their internet service providers, (ISPs) Lord Mandelson has announced.
The decision is an unexpected one after the government decided in June to let communications
We have all been captivated by documentaries about various types of animals,
be they cute and furry or extraordinarily alien. Wildlife documentaries are
a large part of the landscape of documentary TV. The filming of the wildlife
is just seen as a challenge and is never questioned
Leon Walker from Michigan has been charged with hacking having accessed his wife’s email account. Not surprisingly accessing email, phones with their stored text messages and social networking sites is becoming one of the biggest ways of finding out if a spouse is cheating and the evidence is ofte
Just as someone said "The life was more simple when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits". Is it true that the modern technology has a lot of good with just a shadow of bad or other way around. Does the fast advancement of technology make life lot easier or more complicated?
Email is one of the immense successes of the internet. It has helped revolutionise communications and has come close to killing of the standard snail mail letter. But is Email itself is a dying form of communication? Many younger people do not use email and it is to how they communicate that we shou
Theatres take advantage of selling tickets online but do not show their shows online. Are they missing a big opportunity? To put a video on the internet has such small costs it would seem to be a perfect way for theatres to muscle in on a market that at the moment the big media companies have all to
Jane McGonigal's talk 'Gaming Can Make a Better World' describes the positive attitudes gamers take when they are engaged in play and explains how these attitudes are the ones we should adopt when tackling world problems such as poverty, climate change and fuel shortage. Her ambitious projects to