This weeks links (2014-03-24)

In brief:

* Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be (2014-Mar-24) [The Age]
Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy laws.
The Australian Privacy Foundation says the laws, which came into effect on March 12, are a huge win for those who don’t wish to use their real identity when interacting with organisations and companies that have a turnover of more than $3 million a year.
The law states individuals “must have the option of dealing anonymously or by pseudonym”. …

* Popcorn Time Shuts Down, Then Gets Resurrected by YTS (YIFY) (2014-Mar-15) [TorrentFreak]
The film industry’s Napster moment?

* One Band Have Worked Out a Way to Cheat Spotify out of Money (2014-Mar-27) [You Need To Hear This]
… Spotify is a great way for most musicians to make money. By most musicians, I mean a superstar economy of 1% who account for 77% of all artist revenue from streaming. And by “money” I mean the $0.007 per stream that most artists receive.
Step in Vulfpeck, the half-Jewish German-American rhythm section, who decided to play the system by recording a totally silent album and persuading their one thousand strong fans to put the album on repeat whilst they slept. Through the streams the band would then be able to work out where most of their fans were playing their album and then plan the tour around that. This tour would be funded by all the streams so every show would be totally free. …


* Milan-San Remo

* The Week in Bike #12 – 21 March 2014

Some reading/listening:


Something from Bandcamp:

Rise Of Pandapoppolis by Ronnie Disaronno

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