In this special episode Rick Falkvinge, founder of The Pirate Party, talks about the origins of the party, its relationship to The Pirate Bay and Pirate Bureau, his experience of taking it to the European Parliament, and the party's relation to questions of privacy and surveillance looming ever larger in today's society. Should the Pirate Party really be called the Private Party? No, says Rick, it's evolving into the natural home of citizens' rights for digital freedom – and that's just fine for pirates.

Produced & Hosted by Jamie King

Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak

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In this episode Natan Edelsburg and Minda Smiley, executive editor and reporter at media and advertising platform The Drum respectively, reflect on the future of Over The Top TV. We discuss how streaming services could ignite a new piracy war, Hulu's use of pirate data to decide what content to acquire, and how new moves from the FCC could land Popcorn Time on set top boxes in the US. Finally we eye a potentially unruly future for Over The Top, with the appearance of generic android-based hardware and easy-to-use, renegade services like Kodi and Viper Media. How will content producers and advertisers adapt? Listen out for the (actual) tweeting birds of Southern Spain in this episode - the show was recorded from our host's holiday location.

Produced & Hosted by Jamie King

Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak

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This special episode of STEAL THIS SHOW features Benji Rogers of the direct-to-fan music platform, PledgeMusic. As we find out, Benji's an independent musician who founded his platform to offer artists a unique way to engage their fans and super fans, resulting in chart topping albums worldwide. In 2013, Benji was recognized on Billboard’s 40 Under 40 Power Players list and in 2014 at the MUSEXPO International Music Awards, he won Digital Executive of the Year. We discuss how Benji's early days with his band produced the idea for PledgeMusic; just how broken the traditional copyright system is for musicians; and Benji's big idea: to push music rights into the blockchain, creating a "Fair Trade" for musicians!

Produced & Hosted by Jamie King

Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak

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Featuring Ashwin Navin and Dave Harrison. Ashwin was one of the founders of BitTorrent Inc., and is now CEO of Samba TV; Dave was one of the inventors of BitTorrent streaming and is Samba's CTO. We discuss Screening Room, the founder of Napster's plan to bring movies to your living room on release day; the BPI's prodigious anti-piracy efforts and why the future may doom them to failure; and the ongoing war between Google and the MPAA. Finally, Ashwin and Dave share what they've learned since the early days of BitTorrent, hint at where things are headed in the world of online TV, point to a couple of interesting developments in the P2P world, and wonder if maybe free is not the future, after all.

Produced & Hosted by Jamie King

Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak

This episode sponsored by  Private Internet Access

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Featuring Mike Masnick – CEO & Editor of Techdirt, and Evan Engstrom, Executive Director of Engine.  After discussing the extraordinary growth of academic filesharing site SciHub, the new Zeronet distributed torrent application Play, and yet another comeback from Popcorn Time, we talk about the plague of DMCA takedown notices afflicting YouTube creators, and why the law might not survive the acceleration of the digital media landscape... in its present form.

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by TorrentFreak

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This special episode features Lance Weiler – writer, director & experience designer. Lance is creator of movies The Last Broadcast(1998) and Head Trauma (2005). WIRED magazine named him 'one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.' With writing partner Chuck Wendig, his work on Collapsus - an energy risk conspiracy - received a International Emmy nomination for best Digital Fiction in 2011. His newest projects are an immersive storytelling / play experience entitled Body/Mind/Change in collaboration with David Cronenberg, and Sherlock Holmes And The Internet Of Things, an ongoing prototype developed and run by the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, exploring new forms and functions of story. As well as zooming through Lance's career, Jamie and Lance discuss how digital distribution revolutionised indie filmmaking, while filmmakers resisted it; how Lance sees piracy as a positive; the challenges for discovery and attention when everyone's a creator; and how to hijack Sherlock Holmes.  

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


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With Washington Sanchez, co-founder of P2P marketplace Open Bazaar, and Angel Leon, founder of popular torrent client Frostwire and OpenBazaar contributor. We discuss Netflix and the use of VPNs by its content-hungry customers to evade geoblocking ; the increasingly businesslike and quite possibly criminal vibe from some large torrent sites; and the fact that Vladimir Putin's Internet Advisor is running a filesharing site. Then, we delve into how OpenBazaar is creating a peer-to-peer network that will put the "d" in "decommerce".

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


Presented by  TorrentFreak

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In this episode we're joined by Devon Read and Ryan Taylor, co-founders of peer-to-peer upstart The Decentalized Library Of Alexandria. After discussing the blockbuster hack of Amazon's Fire TV stick, the increasing power of pirate movie release groups, and doomy announcements from China's 3DM cracking group about the future for cracked games, we take a deep dive into the Alexandria project, which sees its mission as providing an censorship-proof safe haven for indie creators and "truth speech" alike – although, as we discover, pirates may well be able to hitch a ride.
 

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


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In this episode, Founder & CEO of Jumpwire Media Gavin McGarry, and publisher of The Illusion Of More and consultant to the Copyright Alliance David Newhoff agree to disagree on geoblocking, ISPs' liability for their infringing customers, the use of search engines to regulate piracy - and the biggest problems facing digital creators today. Jamie, meanwhile, suggests that President Trump might want to round up pirates, and floats the idea of a Bad Search engine returning the search results no one else wants.
 

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


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Radical librarians Lawrence Liang (Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore) and Tomislav Medak (MAMA, Zagreb), discuss the recent release of the Megaupload programmer sentenced to a year in a US jail, and why pirates have always attracted extra-territorial law enforcement; the latest UK anti-piracy campaign; and the cases against Libgen, Sci-Hub and Bookfi, and why they’re not just immoral, but doomed to fail. Finally they introduce the custodians.online campaign - a call to arms that would make pirates of academics everywhere.

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Edited & Mixed by  Eric Bouthiller

Original Music by  David Triana

Web Production by  Siraje Amarniss


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