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Spectrial, day 3

Waking up and reading the Spectrial has called it a wrap for the day.  As expected, the prosecutor referred to the dropping of 50% of the charges as a ‘small change’. The defendants did not agree, of course. Swedish newspaper Metro headlined “Fiasco for Prosecutors”. A lot of industry representatives …

Spectrial, day 2

The Pirate Bay Trial in Stockholm, Sweden takes a nice flight on the second day of the court hearings. Håkan Roswall, the rather clumsy and quite un-tech-savvy prosecutor brought on some evidence which didn’t prove that the .torrent files (which are appearantly demonstrated using screenshots) actually use TPB trackers. This …

Spectrial

Today, the trial against torrent-site ThePirateBay started in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s very interesting to see how they manage to globalize this trial. A Pirate Bay Bus is standing outside the courthouse with people (video)blogging. Twitter feeds (tag: #spectrial, that’s spectacle and trial) from in and outside the court get translated …

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Sex, Drugs and Video Games

Okay, you can stop the giggling now. This is a lecture by Daniel Floyd (Savannah College of Art & Design) on the subject of sex in videogames, and why it is a necessary step to accept intimacy in videogames in much the same way we accept it in movies: a …

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On 11 January 2008 , the military camp at Guantanamo Bay will be 6 years old. I don’t like pushing my political views, but don’t mind if I do hit the proverbial it with some facts: 775 detainees have been held in Guantanamo since January 2002, around 330 are still …