SEN. BROWNBACK LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE
LAWSUITS TO GET P2P USER ID'S
Would rescind DMCA clause that lets
RIAA use subpoenas. "There are no checks, no balances,
and the alleged pirate has no opportunity to defend themselves,"
said Brownback. "[T]his issue is about privacy, not piracy."
ANOTHER REASON FOR MUSIC DECLINE: CONSUMERS
HAVE OTHER INTERESTS
They simply aren't listening. Average
annual hours have dropped from 270 in 1999, to 200 in 2002,
to projected 150 in 2007. The big time winners are the Internet
OH CANADA: WHERE P2P IS FREE
The 1998 Canadian Copyright makes
personal copying legal.
EUROPE'S DOWNLOADERS ARE BIG CONSUMERS
Study shows continent's file sharers
are as likely to buy CD's and online music as non-file sharers.
UPSTART LABELS SEE FILE SHARING AS ALLY,
TURN ON. TUNE IN. DOWNLOAD.
File sharing is the pot smoking of
today's young. If you expect lawsuits to stop it, don't hold
STUDENTS SHALL NOT DOWNLOAD. YEAH, SURE.
Students compare file sharing with
under-age drinking: illegal, but not immoral.
THE NERVOUS PARENT'S GUIDE TO ONLINE MUSIC
MOVIE STUDIOS FILE SUIT AGAINST MORE DVD-COPYING
... GETS SUPPORT AT HARVARD CONFERENCE
... WHO WINS IF ENACTED? GOOGLE
RIAA SAYS FUTURE OF MUSIC IS SUING FILE
OOPS, I DID IT
AGAIN! RIAA WITHDRAWS SUIT AGAINST 66 YO WOMAN
Boston-area sculptor doesn't
have file sharing software, nor did she steal 2,000 songs,
including "I'm a Thug" by rapper Trick Daddy.
RIAA ISSUES SUBPOENA FOR MAN WITHOUT
And he was traveling in Romania when
the RIAA claims that he was distributing music:
PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC: ADD YOGURT TO YOUR
TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS DON'T WORK
Congressional Testimony Of Dr. Edward
Felten from Princeton. Regulatory mandates won’t reduce
infringement and will retard future technologies that could
resolve copyright issues.
BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE CONTINUES TO
KISS HOLLYWOOD ASS
AUSTRALIAN LABEL 301 RECORDS PROMOTES
LOCAL BAND THROUGH KAZAA
RIAA ABUSES ARTISTS TOO
Record label loses $200,000 court
case for stealing artist's music.
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN SCARED
OF AND BATTLED TECHNOLOGY
... STARTED WITH THE PHONOGRAPH IN 1877 AND CONTINUED WITH
RADIO, CASSETTE RECORDERS, MP3 PLAYERS, AND NOW P2P.
... TODAY’S FIGHT IS SIMILAR TO THE 90'S BATTLE OVER
MARKET FOR PIRATED MUSIC TO GROW FOR ANOTHER
STOP THE INSANITY!
Sign the petition to take a stand
against the recording industry's Gestapo tactics.
RIAA'S BAD PR DAY
Lawsuit targets include 12 year old
girl & 71 year old grandfather.
NEW PHASE IN RIAA TERROR: KIDDIE-PORN
Not content to sue 12 year olds, RIAA
dredges up child porn for Congress with no evidence it's any
worse there than on the Web.
P2P COMPANIES PAY TO SETTLE 12 YR OLD
GIRL SUED BY RIAA
ARTISTS BLAST RECORD COMPANIES OVER LAWSUITS
With little dissent artists say the
suits protect not them but corporate profits and the bloated
industry must learn to adapt to new technology.
* Chuck D of Public Enemy - "Those scare tactics are
* David Draiman of Disturbed – "[The lawsuits are]
For the artists, my ass. I didn't ask them to protect me,
and I don't want their protection."
* Grateful Dead's Bob Weir – "They're protecting
an archaic industry."
* DJ Moby - "It's like horse-and-buggy operators suing
2/3 OF DIGITAL MUSIC FILES COME FROM FILE
Study reports 2/3 from P2P, 1/3 from
CDs. 64% household have digital music, 8% had more than 1,000
CNET RATES THE LEGAL ONLINE MUSIC SERVICES
BIGCHAMPAGNE IS WATCHING YOU
DIGITAL PIRACY AN INCREASING PROBLEM FOR
THE MOVIE BIZ
... BUT THE PIRACY IS AN INSIDE JOB
Assaults file sharers when it needs
to clean its own house. 80% of online movies are traced to
SBC REFUSES TO TURN OVER FILE SHARING
PICK ME! RIAA SUES 261 OF ITS BEST FANS,
INCLUDING A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL
NEW RIAA TERROR TACTIC: AMNESTY PROGRAM
It's not illegal, you've not been
sued, they get your personal info, and they'll sue if you
fall off the wagon. What a swell bunch!
UNIVERSAL TO CUT PRICES OF ITS CD'S
Finally ... but it took a lost lawsuit
on price fixing and years of customer revolt
RECORD INDUSTRY FAILS TO GET PUBLIC SYMPATHY:
TURNS ITS GUNS ON PORN
Attempts flanking maneuver to get
P2P industry regulations based on adult content
NEW PARENT-TO-CHILD CHAT: DO YOU DOWNLOAD
CARTOON: RIAA AMNESTY FORM UR-SCROO D
EMI LOSES SUIT IN FRANCE FOR SELLING COPY
CD won't play in car stereo. Judge
rules it's defective.
LINKS TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LEGAL MUSIC
COURT REINFORCES ELECTRONIC PRIVACY RIGHTS
ON ISP SUBPOENA
May be an indicator for challenges
to RIAA's subpoenas.
Announces new series - Law and Order: RIAA
OKs Nuclear Strike on Napster
Sues Mirror Manufacturers
FAME VS. FORTUNE: MICROPAYMENTS AND FREE
By Clay Shirky
Free content is stable and unavoidable
in a digital world. Micropayments will never work.
P2P AS A SOCIETAL STRUGGLE OVER
INFORMATION FREEDOM AND CONTROL
A debate on openDemocracy.net
RIAA CUSTOMER ATTACK STRATEGY BACKFIRES
Depresses file sharing ... AND CD
INTERVIEW WITH THE ATTORNEY FOR THE FIGHTING
A RIAA SUBPOENA
"It is astounding to me that
the law bends over backward to safeguard the constitutional
rights of accused criminals and then completely ignores the
same rights of teenage kids sharing music in an environment
they have every reason to believe is legal."
WEBCASTERS ALLIANCE SUES RIAA ON ANTITRUST
Alleges RIAA manipulated the small
commercial webcasting market to maintain its core monopoly.
SATIRE: ITUNES MUSIC STORE, FACELIFT FOR
A CORRUPT INDUSTRY
METALLICA AND PEARL JAM FIGHT P2P WITH
Buy a CD and get access to MetallicaVault.com
and PearlJamBootlegs.com. But who uses file sharing for low
INDEPENDENT LABELS BAND TOGETHER FOR ONLINE
Form the Independent Online Distribution
Can use your personal info for any
reason it wants
DMCA ABUSE: URL'S AS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
Ironically used by Kazaa to prevent
Kazaa Lite listings on Google
MUSIC CAN STIMULATE NATIONAL BROADBAND
By Andrew Odlyzko
The telecom industry, which
is 20 times larger, should buy off the music studios. Or the
gov. could enact compulsory licensing.