Piracy and Copyright Challenges in 1841 Mirror Those of Today

Technology has come a long way since 1841, but the copyright debate at the time was strikingly similar to what were witnessing today. 170 years ago a new copyright bill was being discussed in the United Kingdom, one that would extend the rights of book authors to sixty years after their death.

While some favored the plan, some feared that this lengthy copyright monopoly would only succeed in increasing piracy,

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http://torrentfreak.com/piracy-and-copyright-challenges-in-1841-mirror-those-of-today-111024/

Digg Newsroom Beta May Just Be Enough To Regain Relevance

Over the last year since the launch of version 4, Digg has faced challenges in regaining its relevance in social media.

Traffic is down. Users are less active. It has seemed at times as if Digg may go the way of MySpace, Propeller, and Yahoo Buzz “ social sites that were once big news but failed to adapt to a changing social sphere. Today, they launched Digg Newsrooms in limited beta. If its as successful as they hope, it could mark the shif

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http://soshable.com/digg-newsroom-beta/