This report details the main findings of a large-scale consumer tracking study into the extent of online copyright infringement, as well as wider digital behaviours and attitudes, among people aged 12+ in the UK.
The survey data shows that for music, film and TV programmes, those who consumed a mixture of legal and illegal content claimed to spend more on that type of content over the 3-month period than those who consumed 100% legally or 100% illegally.
Interesting collection of articles. A couple of points stood out in particular:
* The feudalism metaphor works pretty well; the obvious response is “an Englishman’s Datacentre is his Castle” . More specifically, although I run a bunch of Apple kit for both personal and business use, I wouldn’t touch iCloud with a bargepole – in fact, backing up my contact details to it would very probably fall foul of several data protection laws. (Note to Apple: if you want people to use iCloud, I recommend you produce and circulate a white paper on its security architecture, of comparable detail to the excellent iOS security paper you produced in May.)
So, I run Owncloud on my server infrastructure (which lives onsite, rather than with a cloud provider – although it could go in a suitable CoLo instead). Owncloud’s worth a look; the free version is getting better, and there’s a supported enterprise version for folk in a position and with an need to pay for it (but that doesn’t include me, right now).
* The Passwords article didn’t really say anything new, but couched it pretty well. It also missed the Duress issue, and how passwords act as the best covert alerting mechanism in such circumstances…
London QS meetup group - Quantified Self and Self-hacking community in London
The Mine! project - user-driven app for data & relationship logistics
MINT - My Information, Not Theirs, market RIOT initiative to get customer data back from companies
VRM Hub - VRM community in London
VRM Labs - network of companies interested in VRM