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Seattle Weekly

3 articles

Sharecroppers of the Sea

Catch shares are touted by the government and environmental groups as the solution to overfishing. But for a new generation under the system, the economics consist mainly of "absentee landlords, brokers and bankers, [and] fish quota that costs more than your house."

Lawrence Williams: No Romeo

How a convicted sexual predator emptied the bank accounts and ruined the lives of several women from behind bars.


Porn, Piracy, & BitTorrent

In the first seven months of 2011, 94,000 people were sued for illegally downloading porn. Not one case has been decided by a jury. On the industry’s new strategy to make downloaders pay.