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April 29

P2P LIVES: JUDGE RULES FILE SHARING PROGRAMS DON'T INFRINGE COPYRIGHTS
Fear not gentle reader. RIAA will never give up. With software out of bounds (assuming they lose on appeal), your friendly music industry will sharpen and focus its attacks on legislation (Super DMCA) and other lawsuit sectors (ISPs and you). They don't have to worry about prying that vile file sharing software from your cold dead fingers if you're behind bars.
http://news.com.com
http://www.reuters.com
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.eff.org
http://www.eff.org court order

MUSIC COMPANIES SUE NAPSTER INVESTOR: WATCH OUT, YOUR DOG IS NEXT
http://news.com.com

WHY APPLE LEAKED BUYING UNIVERSAL MUSIC RUMOR
Jobs goads Gates into acquisition gaffe
http://www.pbs.org

INNOVATION UNDER ATTACK, ACCORDING TO HOWARD RHEINGOLD
http://www.wired.com

April 22

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – THOUGHTS ON A 2ND EDITION OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS
A 10-step program for the Impossible Mission of restructuring the music business
http://www.musicdish.com

STATES' "SUPER-DMCA" LAWS CRIPPLES PRIVACY AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES AND PERSONAL RIGHTS
Self-serving legislation promoted by the MPAA makes firewalls, VPNs, and other applications illegal, as well as limiting freedom of speech and fair use.
http://www.eweek.com

http://www.wired.com
http://www.eff.org states
http://www.eff.org unintended consequences

REAL NETWORKS TO ACQUIRE LISTEN.COM FOR $36M
Had already made investment in Listen.com's RHAPSODY service
http://biz.yahoo.com

ICE-T RELEASES ALBUM AS PAID DOWNLOAD ON ALTNET FILE-SHARING NETWORK
http://www.mcicet.com

EFF ATTORNEY REPROACHES RIAA FOR MUSCLING COLLEGES AND KIDS OVER P2P
Argues for ISP fees and compulsory licensing similar to radio, including direct payments to artists.
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com

HOW WILL THE ARTISTS GET PAID?
Like they always have – through a mixture of amateur, performance, patronage, and commission forms of payment.
http://www.bricklin.com

April 15

DIGITAL FILMS EXPAND TO MAINSTREAM
Landmark Theatres to use Digital Cinema Solutions. Has 177 screens and 53 cinemas, plays first-run indie and foreign films.
http://www.wired.com

FREE CONTENT: WHY NOT?
VC Greg Blonder: "the power of low-cost distribution, combined with subsidized free services, will save and transform the music business. Stealing will become equally irrelevant."
http://news.com.com

UN-PUBLIC DOMAIN
A nightmare where DRM and fair use limits change a trip to the local library.
http://infoworld.com

MUSIC BETA RELEASES FOR FANS
It worked for software.
http://www.business2.com

WHY MUSIC STAYS FREE: BASIC ECONOMICS
http://www.clickz.com

April 8

AARP'S NEW HANGOUT: KAZAA, WEB'S MOSH PIT
http://www.nytimes.com

DMCA FOLLIES – THE REAL THREAT IS IGNORANT LEGISLATORS
Proposed bills extend DMCA to outlaw concealing your identity or that of a message recipient from ISPs. But that ignores how standard email and encryption software work. More importantly, what happened to privacy and security for both individuals and companies?
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

WELCOME TO REALITY, SENATOR
Senate panel hearing reaches self-evident conclusion: "More people are downloading more copyrighted material. Clearly, even as it's growing increasingly apparent that the entertainment industry must embrace digital distribution to survive, the industry continues to fight a losing battle, promoting legal challenges and churning out anti-file-sharing public service announcements."
http://www.siliconvalley.com 1
http://www.siliconvalley.com 2

MAJOR LABEL ARTISTS EXPLORING DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
http://journalism.berkeley.edu

RIAA FILES SUITS AGAINST COLLEGE STUDENTS
Students ran centralized file sharing networks on campus.
http://www.siliconvalley.com

 


 

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