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Aug 26

UNDER PRESSURE, RIAA SAYS IT WON'T SUE "MINOR" USERS
Doesn't define what minor is
http://www.siliconvalley.com

P2P FILE SHARING USER FILES LAWSUIT TO BLOCK RIAA SUBPOENA
Lawsuit says the subpoena violates due process as well as her privacy
http://news.com.com
http://www.reuters.com

RIAA SUBPOENAS AND THE FINAL FAILURE OF THE DMCA
http://www.gripe2ed.com

NEW FILE SHARING DEVELOPER OPENLY DEFIES RIAA AND MPAA
Try to serve a lawsuit on them at the Palestinian West Bank!
http://news.com.com

ANOTHER REASON THE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ HATES CONSUMERS: TEXT MESSAGING
Sinks bad summer movies that can no longer buy boffo box office
http://news.independent.co.uk

TECHTV TO AIR "MUSIC WARS" SEPT 12
A 2 hour special on P2P file sharing
http://www.techtv.com

WARNER MUSIC AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GUILTY OF LIMITING COMPETITION
Court fines them $2 Million for unfair trade practices. They prevented parallel import of music by small businesses.
http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=55974

CD BABY DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION FOR BANDS
Is it the real deal? An attorney's review of the agreement.
Musicdish: Part 1, Part 2

Aug 14

THE REAL PIRATES ARE CRIME BOSSES
"In America and the rest of the world the biggest culprit in falling music sales is large-scale CD piracy by organised crime."
http://news.bbc.co.uk

EFF THANKFUL FOR RIAA SHENANIGANS
Membership is exploding
http://www.usatoday.com

ISP COALITION QUESTIONS RIAA SUBPOENAS
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.netcoalition.org/

OVUM PIMPS DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (DRM)
Analyst firm says lawsuits won't make file sharing users legitimate, but DRM will.
http://mi2n.com

NATIONAL GALLERY IN LONDON SAYS COME AND GET IT
Digitizing 2,300 paintings with HP to sell high-end prints without protection. Accepts p2p file sharing as part of biz.
http://www.newscientist.com

PHISH DOWNLOAD SITE EARNS $1 MILLION IN FIRST FOUR MONTHS
LivePhish.com sells MP3 and high-quality downloads of the group's live performances.
http://makeashorterlink.com

SURVEY WITH FEW SURPRISES: 67% MUSIC DOWNLOADERS DON’T CARE ABOUT COPYRIGHTS
I bet the same 67% don’t like anal probes too.
http://www.pewinternet.org

BAD PUBLIC POLICY: DATA SHOWS COPYRIGHTS DO NOT HELP INNOVATION
http://www.fairforshare.com

RIAA DOESN’T GET IT: THE FUTURE
"The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism"
http://www.thesupporteconomy.com/

Aug 5

MORE ON WHAT TO DO TO AVOID THE RIAA COPS COMING FOR YOU
Some recommend turning off uploading, but that destroys the file sharing network. ... Get an attorney at the Subpoena Defense Alliance
http://sfgate.com
http://www.subpoenadefense.org

RECORD INDUSTRY CONVICTED AGAIN OF PRICE FIXING
http://www.theregister.co.uk

PAC BELL FIGHTS BACK: SUES MUSIC INDUSTRY
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://www.wired.com
http://www.nytimes.com

SEN. NORM COLEMAN QUESTIONS RIAA’S FISHING EXPEDITION
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://www.wired.com
http://news.com.com

SLYCK’S GUIDE TO USING P2P ANONYMOUSLY
http://www.slyck.com

RIAA WILL TAKE 2191.78 YEARS TO SUE EVERYONE
http://www.theinquirer.net

LEGAL DOWNLOADS WON'T MAKE UP FOR DROP IN CD SALES, RECORD LABELS TOLD
http://www.guardian.co.uk

SECRET NETWORKS PROTECT MUSIC SWAPPERS
http://www.cnn.com

MARRYING BANDS AND BRANDS
Ad Age Report on Music Industry Advertising
http://www.adage.com

EUROPEAN RECORD INDUSTRY THREATENS MASS P2P LAWSUIT: HIDES BEHIND LAW FIRM
Spanish law lets people share files as long as there is no profit.
http://news.com.com

WEBCASTER ALLIANCE BAITS RIAA WITH ROYAL-TZ VOODOO DOLL
"Stick-it to the RIAA" campaign to legally challenge RIAA’s anti- consumer anti-competitive actions. Donate $50 and get a doll!
http://mi2n.com
http://www.webcasteralliance.com

THE FEDS GET INVOLVED: "FILE-SHARING: A FAIR SHARE? MAYBE NOT."
A caution from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
http://www.ftc.gov

NOW FANS CALL THE TUNE: CONSUMER CONTROL VEXES THE RECORDING INDUSTRY
http://www.latimes.com

NEWSWEEK'S STEVEN LEVY: PIRATES OF THE INTERNET
"There are better things for prosecutors and the courts to focus on. Like real national security."
http://www.msnbc.com

ONION: How Americans really are responding to the RIAA crackdown.
http://www.theonion.com

 


 

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