piracy

SYSK Selects: How the MPAA Works

You may be surprised to learn those ubiquitous ratings, from G to NC-17, put on movies in America are actually handed down by anonymous employees of a secretive organization that serves as a lobbying firm for Hollywood's six biggest studios.

(Approximately) 10 Things That Vanished Mysteriously

Sometimes things - like dentures, airplanes or even people - go missing. And when they never turn up again they become enduring, and engrossing, mysteries.

How the MPAA Works

You may be surprised to learn those ubiquitous ratings, from G to NC-17, put on movies in America are actually handed down by anonymous employees of a secretive organization that serves as a lobbying firm for Hollywood's six biggest studios.

Although today's pirates aren't storming the coast of Florida or other eastern states, piracy is still around in this modern age. Join Josh and Chuck as they look back at the history of piracy -- and its successors -- in this episode.

Le Arrrrgh: Music Pirates in France May Lose More than an Eye

I thought maybe I should mention that France is taking steps toward plummeting us into a new extragovernmental reality where big business acts as law enforcement against copyright pirates. Just a few years ago, people who traded music and movies illegally tended to be savvy users who populated bit torrent sites and newsgroups. That's changed dramatically...