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Copyright now a one-way street?

22 July 2016

Copyright is an interesting subject and one that has had a tumultuous time since the arrival of the internet.

The ability to shift bit-perfect copies of creative works around the world in the blink of an eye and to create an unlimited number of replicas of copyrighted works at zero cost has caused great angst amongst the ranks of content creators and copyright holders.

Organisations such as the RIAA and MPAA have lashed out against individuals and groups who would violate their copyrights and thus, we are told, "steal" them.

Whilst it might be hard, at times, to have sympathy for large corporations who exploit the true creators of such works (example), it's not just the corporations who are suffering loses -- in fact these very same corporations are often ignoring copyright and stealing other people's works without permission or payment.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

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