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June 2003

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June 30

EASYCINEMA: HOLLYWOOD IS NOT AMUSED
Brit innovation brings dynamic pricing and no frills to theaters.
http://www.easycinema.com
http://news.bbc.co.uk

TV INDUSTRY IN DENIAL
TiVo stats show viewers watch only 30-75% of commercials, actually less for hits. But ads rates continue to climb.
http://businessweek.com

June 25

BRILLIANT MARKETING: RIAA ANNOUNCES IT’S GOING TO SUE ITS USERS
http://news.com.com
http://www.wired.com

CONGRESS AMUK: SEN. HATCH PROPOSES VIGILANTISM
Supports destroying PCs of P2P users
http://www.wired.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com
http://story.news.yahoo.com

CAN ANYONE STOP THE MUSIC COPS?
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback rides into town to save consumers from the Hollywood iron fist.
http://www.salon.com

YOU'VE GOT $13: RECORDING INDUSTRY SETTLEMENT NEARS
Your check should be coming mid-summer. We hope you filed like we told you to. Please endorse your check or send it to the EFF!
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://news.findlaw.com
http://eff.org/

THE BAND WEEN DEVELOPS P2P SOFTWARE FOR FANS TO TRADE CONCERT MUSIC
http://www.billboard.com

WHO GETS WHAT: ARTISTS GET 12¢ OF YOUR ITUNES DOLLAR
http://www.business2.com

COPYRIGHT DEBATE: RIAA VS. EFF'S LESSIG
http://www.pbs.org

P2P ADVERTISING GETS TRACTION WITH STREAMWAVES AND RUSSELL SIMMONS DEALS WITH ALTNET
http://biz.yahoo.com
http://mi2n.com

June 10

RIAA TOPS ITSELF: SUES OVER VAPORWARE
Streamcast net radio service was never offered.
http://www.latimes.com
http://www.msnbc.com

NULLSOFT MESSES WITH AOL PARENT AGAIN
Releases "Waste" for encrypted P2P. AOL pulled the software.
http://www.nytimes.com
http://slashdot.org

ONLINE MUSIC ON VERGE OF REVOLUTION
Special 3 part series on digital entertainment, Microsoft and Apple, and P2P.
http://rss.com.com

RIAA AGREES TO MORE REASONABLE WEBCASTING ROYALTIES FOR SCHOOLS AND NON-PROFITS
http://www.reuters.com

AN INCENTIVE BASED P2P MARKETPLACE
The consumer purchase is only first step in an ongoing relationship over the access and use of the product.
http://www.musicdish.com

SENATE BILL WOULD INTRODUCE SANITY INTO DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT TECH
Would amend DMCA, require judge to approve requests to disclose private user info, and limit and label digital rights management.
http://news.com.com

NPD REPORT SAYS P2P IS JUST ONE PART OF DECLINING MUSIC SALES
Key problem is lower sales for older consumers.
http://www.npd.com

PEARL JAM DUMPS RECORD LABEL: MORE CHANGE FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY
http://www.themacobserver.com

June 3

FCC VOTES BRITNEY SPEARS FOR EVERYONE!
Lets media giants get even larger and consolidate further despite Clear Channel's abuse and entertainment homogeneity.
http://www.siliconvalley.com 1
http://www.washingtonpost.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com

P2P EVILS PART 24: JEOPARDIZES HEALTHCARE NETWORKS
Is downloading HotNurseVixens.mpg too much too ask after you've endured a heart bypass?
http://mi2n.com

WHY *ALL* KIDS DON'T SHARE FILES: SPEED, NOT ILLEGALITY
Yankee Group reports shocking conclusion.
http://mi2n.com

DMCA RULED TO ALLOW ISP'S AND NETWORKS TO BE SHUT DOWN
WITHOUT PROOF OR INVESTIGATION OF INFRINGEMENT
http://mi2n.com

APPLES GROVELS BEFORE THE MUSIC GODS: CLOSES ITUNES LOOPHOLE
Mac hack let users share songs over the Net.
http://news.com.com 1
http://news.com.com 2
http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor

PORN AND P2P COEDS SPUR EUROPEAN BROADBAND, DOH!
http://asia.reuters.com

 


 

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