Author Archives: Jim MacQuarrie

Digital Sharecropping: A Case Study

A textbook example of why digital sharecropping is a bad idea. Why risk sacrificing a significant portion of your revenue in order to operate at somebody else’s whim? Google, Tumblr, Facebook et al are risk-averse, and they have no compelling reason to defend their users. Continue reading

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Facebook and copyright

For some time now, a self-proclaimed “legal notice” has been circulating on Facebook which purports to prevent Facebook, government agencies and others from invading the user’s privacy by accessing their photos, status updates and other such data. It resurfaces every … Continue reading

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