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Breaking Bad creator says ‘piracy’ helped the show’s success

Breaking Bad creator says ‘piracy’ helped the show’s success (via The Inquirer) BREAKING BAD creator Vince Gilligan has praised ‘piracy’ for helping his hugely popular AMC TV drama reach new audiences. Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Gilligan echoed comments made by Time Warner CEO Alan Bewkes earlier this year, who said…

Kevin Spacey: Stop worrying about piracy and give users what they want

It appears that Kevin Spacey gets what so many of us have been saying for over a decade: piracy isn’t so much a problem as it is a statement of demand from users. And the way to “beat” piracy is to do a better job of offering fans what they…

Wikipedia founder slams SOPA/PIPA: ‘Not the right bill’

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia, said on CNN last night that he commends efforts to stop online piracy, but cautioned that the measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) simply go too far. “I’m a big believer that we…

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