Usually when you heard words and phrases like “director”, “actor”, “record label”, “movie studio”, and “piracy” together, chances are you could be looking at a lawsuit where someone or an entity is suing a torrent website or an individual for allegedly downloading or sharing pirated material. However in the case of Dutch movie producer, Martin Koolhoven, his association with The Pirate Bay is anything but a lawsuit.
Koolhoven had taken to Twitter a few days ago, according to the folks at TorrentFreak, where he had asked for someone to uploaded a copy of his 1999 film, Suzy Q, onto The Pirate Bay where other people could download it. It’s an odd request, but apparently due to the fact Koolhoven does not own all the copyrights to the movie, he was frustrated at how little exposure it was getting due to all the legal hurdles that made it almost impossible for it to be available through the legal channels. Read full post →Director Requests For His Movie To Be Uploaded Onto Pirate Bay, The Internet Obeys
A couple of days ago, Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 4. The handset looks stunning and according to Xiaomi, uses premium materials like metal in its build, thus giving it a more luxurious and sturdy feel. However there were many who thought that the handset resembled the iPhone 5s, or at least Apple’s iPhone lineup in general.
Well it seems that the comparison is one that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra didn’t take too kindly. According to Barra, he claims that the handset was inspired by Apple’s designers, but at the same time denied that the company had blatantly copied its design. He also mentioned that it was stupid for companies to work around designs that are good just because they are trying to avoid litigation. Read full post →Hugo Barra Denies The Xiaomi Mi 4 Copied Apple’s Designs