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Statistical Anomalies in Reports Originating in the EU

March 29, 2010

Introduction Over the last several months a number of reports have been published on the impact of file sharing of popular music on Europe's macro economy. The purpose of this paper is to identify a number of arguments that have been made that are provably false or present data that is contrary to other so-called […]

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The Hunt for Billy Joel and GAME-ON-DUDE

March 23, 2010

  OR <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />  Why the Music Industry is Losing Money…..   Whilst researching statistics for an article I am doing, I came across a little historical gem.   The first CD ever issued back in 1982 was “<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />52nd Street” by Billy […]

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Canada Upsets the American Music Industry for the second time in 110 Years

March 14, 2010

(Our previous article was the first upset.)   This time, Canadians have made the top ten list of countries that are “out to get” the content industries.   They share this dubious honour with the following countries. Priority Watch List (Links retrieve country specific pdf reports.)         Argentina         Canada         Chile         Costa Rica […]

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MUSIC PIRATES IN CANADA….(1897)

March 14, 2010

Dug out from the archives of the New York Times….. June 13, 1897 NYTimes   American Publishers say they are Suffering by Copyright Violations There-Steps Taken for Redress.   “Canadian pirates” is what the music dealers call publishing houses across the line who are flooding this country, they say, with spurious editions of the latest […]

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Baby Boomers Taking over the Net in Oz.

March 12, 2010

Prologue: (purloined from http://www.fourthturning.com/html/boom_generation.html)   The Boom Generation (Prophet, born 1943-1960) basked as children in Dr. Spock permissiveness, suburban conformism, Sputnik-era schooling, Beaver Cleaver friendliness, and Father Knows Best family order.  From the Summer of Love to the Days of Rage, they came of age rebelling against the worldly blueprints of their parents.  As their […]

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LACIE – The Rolls Royce of External Hard Drives…… (I don’t think so!)

March 9, 2010

Eighteen Months ago, I bought a 1 Terrabyte Lacie Big Ethernet Drive from a reseller on eBay for $530.00 (advertised with a three year warranty).   I purchased the Lacie because a friend of mine who was in the video production game told me, “You can’t go past the Lacie drives, they’re indestructible.”   On […]

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A new Business Model…. (Humour)

March 4, 2010

My Über nerd friend is currently in the UK, and obviously from the piccie he posted on Facebook, discovering interesting new business models.   He’s discovered a business that requires no product, no fulfillment (if they buy) and best yet, no after sales support.   Here is the latest high profit low cost business model. […]

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The Dollar, The Oil and Sun Tzu – Part II – Financial

March 3, 2010

When young men reach the age of 17, (in Australia) they obtain their driving licenses. Then they buy a cool car (death trap) that isn’t worth the money that they or their parents paid for it.   The next three years of their lives are spent “tricking” out the car with the best mag wheels, […]

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USA DOE Cooking the Petrol Consumption Books.

March 3, 2010

Depending on your point of view, it would appear that Government Departments are either very good or very bad at cooking the books. (Although possibly they didnt forsee independant analysis of the data….) For the last few days I have been researching for an article that I am writing on Perceptric.   There are various […]

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Slow Revolutions are better than overnight Coups.

February 26, 2010

In 1993, I wrote a paper entitled, How Ubiquitous Free Communication will Alter the Status Quo.   I noted that because of electronic chat rooms [Prodigy, AOL and Compuserve] as more women became enamoured of the connectivity options available to them via a ubiquitous global network, that the divorce rate would rise dramatically.   I […]

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