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CONSUMERS SHAFTED BY TECH INDUSTRY IN DIGITAL MEDIA WARS
Two major tech industry councils reached a "landmark agreement." Of course the loser is the consumer.
essay-marc-consumers-shafted-by-tech.htm

DENMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP BILLS USERS FOR ALLEGEDLY ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS
Supposedly half of the users have paid the bill. Is the US next?
http://www.wired.com

HOLLYWOOD MAKES MORE ENEMIES - SUES MOVIE SANITIZERS
http://story.news.yahoo.com
http://www.clearplay.com

RIAA GOES AFTER SMALL BUSINESSES WITH PIRATED CD'S
http://www.wired.com

RECORDING INDUSTRY GUILTY OF PRICE FIXING IN $143 MILLION SETTLEMENT - SNAG YOUR SHARE
3 questions, no receipts, up to 20 bucks
http://www.musiccdsettlement.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/business/columnists/gmsv/4892480.htm
Put the money to good use. Send It to the EFF!
http://www.sendittotheeff.org/

FREE ONLINE CONTENT IN THE NEWS ...
... SCI-FI AUTHOR CORY DOCTOROW'S NOVEL
http://www.wired.com
... COMPUTER BOOKS - "BRUCE PERENS' OPEN SOURCE SERIES"
http://www.nytimes.com

MISSING RIAA FIGURES SHOOT DOWN "PIRACY" CANARD
10% drop in profits matched by cut in titles
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28588.html

CONSUMERS LOSE AGAIN: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS 20 YEAR COPYRIGHT
TERM LENGTH EXTENSION
http://news.com.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com

THEY BUY ALL THE ALBUMS, BUT TRADE CONCERT BOOTLEGS
http://www.nytimes.com

ANOTHER STUDY THAT SHOWS RIAA LYING WITH NUMBERS
The reality - Album releases cut by 25 percent but sales only dropped 4.1%. Sounds like business is good, not bad as they'd like you to believe.
http://www.azoz.com

MUSIC INDUSTRY FLOODS P2P NETWORKS WITH JUNK
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28919.html
http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,57112,00.html

RIAA TRAMPLES PRIVACY: JUDGE ORDERS VERIZON TO TURN OVER IDENTITY OF KAZAA USER
Flawed DMCA gives music industry right to obtain private user information without court order.
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-981449.html?tag=cd_mh

RIAA WANTS TO TAX YOUR ISP
Easier than developing a viable business.
http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2003Jan/gee20030120018251.htm

URGE YOUR US REP. TO CO-SPONSOR THE DIGITAL MEDIA CONSUMERS' RIGHTS ACT
Protect your digital fair use rights!
http://action.eff.org

 


 

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