Bootlegging vinyl records is an amazingly… gooey process

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010

While it is possible to copy, or bootleg vinyl records, it is one very drawn out process.

Vinyl records have a unique place in the world of music media. Aside from their warm analog tone, vinyl is the only popular medium that is nearly impossible to create or duplicate at home – something that can’t be claimed by cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and certainly not mp3s.

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Kindle book bootlegging doesn’t bother Stephen King

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

Concerns that e-book readers such as Amazon’s Kindle will lead to an increase in book piracy, or bootlegging, don’t seem to bother Stephen King a great deal:

“The question is, how much time and energy do I want to spend chasing these guys,” Stephen King wrote in an e-mail message. “And to what end? My sense is that most of them live in basements floored with carpeting remnants, living on Funions and discount beer.”

Via Daring Fireball.

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Digital piracy is not the same as high-seas piracy

Friday, 17 April, 2009

The recent, often violent, acts of piracy in international waters certainly make the term “digital piracy” seem inappropriate, and have a number of people asking whether another wording should be used instead.

It was a clever name, at least in the beginning. Hijacked movies, music, games, even books – yeah, it’s the outlaws taking from the establishment, creating some wealth for the common man, yada yada. But in recent weeks, as real-life pirate attacks have gained in intensity, violence, and geopolitical meaning, talking about digital thieves as pirates has come to seem clever to a fault, and inaccurate too.

John Gruber suggests the term bootlegging to be more suitable.

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