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Crime Inc. Inc.

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s, I have fond memories of watching Bill Kurtis on Channel 2 news. He was sort of a local Walter Cronkite–a personification of the news. At our house, he was on every … Continue reading

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The MPAA in Latin America

Frederic Martel’s Mainstream (2010) is a very rich account of Hollywood’s (and America’s) global cultural dominance, based on a huge quantity of original research and reporting.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t been translated into English (from French–it should be!). Among many other … Continue reading

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Overinstaller Awareness Day

Among other things, today is BSA Day–the day on which the Business Software Alliance releases its annual Global Software Piracy Study.  This year, like every year, the release involves pronouncements about how much the software industry suffers at the hands … Continue reading

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Organized Crime: Businessweek edition

(updated, April 9) Sigh. I can see that engaging in this debate about organized crime and piracy means having to shoot down the same stuff  over and over.  You can look here if you want a detailed version of our … Continue reading

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MPEE Mailbag: Career Options

We get mail: Dear MPEE, I’m a former banker fallen on hard times and am looking for a new line of work.  I have read in the IIPA report that “the mark-up for DVD piracy (a relatively low-risk activity) is … Continue reading

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