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Jul 3

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU: RIAA SUES 482 MORE, TOTAL 3,429
Yahoo news
See more at Customer Contempt

SENATE AGREES TO BE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ'S BITCH
Passes bill to let feds file civil lawsuits against P2Pers.
http://news.com.com
See more at Bought Legislation

ENTERTAINMENT BIZ GOES FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE: TRIES TO OUTLAW INNOVATION
Planned US Senate bill would make technology illegal if it COULD be used for unlawful purposes. This would cover not just P2P but ISPs, VCRs, TiVo, etc.
http://management.silicon.com
See more at Bought Legislation

MOVIES FOR MUSIC ONLINE CONTEST
Don't let the Hollywood PR machine control everything you see and hear. Counter their propaganda with your own video or animation that illustrates how you feel about their incessant lawsuits and sleazy business practices.
http://www.moviesformusic.org/
See more with Activists

RIAA OPENS UP ANOTHER FRONT: SEEKS TO SECURE INTERNET RADIO
http://www.mi2n.com
See more in Monopoly Power

ACCORDING TO HISTORY, RIAA TAKES THE WORST POSSIBLE STRATEGY
Harvard Law Prof says blocking technology generates worst possible result for society AND the recording industry. Best is to accept technology and develop new business models.
http://www.nytimes.com
See more in the New Economy

ANN AND NANCY WILSON OF BAND HEART GO P2P
Use weed format for free and licensed file sharing.
http://www.annandnancy.com
http://www.weedshare.com

CORY DOCTOROW SAYS DRM VERY, VERY BAD
Digital rights management (DRM) systems don't work, are bad for society, are bad for business, and are bad for artists.
http://junk.haughey.com
See more in the New Economy

MORE P2P ARTIST SUCCESSES: VANS WARPED TOUR, ALKALINE TRIO
http://www.mercurynews.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE WINWOOD EMBRACES P2P
http://reuters.com
http://hollywoodreporter.com
... ALBUM SALES QUADRUPLE AFTER P2P MARKETING MOVE
http://www.prweek.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

CANADA'S SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN ISP TARIFF ON FILE-SWAPPING
Yahoo news

APPLE IPOD & ITUNES: HIGH TECH BUT LOW-FI
http://www.nytimes.com

MORE ARTISTS SKIP THE RECORD LABEL
http://www.nytimes.com

POLICE STATE 101
US Supreme Court upholds law that makes it a crime to remain silent if a police officer asks for your name.
SF Gate
See more at Customer Contempt

Jun 17

RIAA SUES 493 MORE FANS, TOTAL UP TO 2,947. YOU CAN'T BUY PR LIKE THAT!
http://www.reuters.com
See more at Customer Contempt

RIAA: BIG WHEELS KEEP ON ROLLING
USA Today profiles RIAA lawsuit victim Tammy Lafky, a single mother earning $21K per year whose 14 year-old daughter downloaded music.
http://www.eff.org

FEELING LIKE A CRIMINAL YET? HOLLYWOOD NOW WANTS YOUR FINGERPRINTS
Tests media player that locks content to your prints.
http://www.theregister.co.uk
See more at Customer Contempt

P2P ARTIST SUCCESSES
File sharing makes them popular and increases overall income, especially heavy touring acts.
... JIM'S BIG EGO
http://www.boston.com
... WILCO, MOE, THE CLARKS, THE ROSENBERGS, DONNA THE BUFFALO
http://www.usatoday.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

FILE SHARING CONTINUES UNABATED
Study shows file sharing uses 65-80% of all Net traffic. RIAA lawsuits result only in P2P users switch from Kazaa to other software
http://www.newscientist.com

MORE ON CHRISTIAN FILE SHARERS: LET THE GOOD WORD AND MUSIC SPREAD!
http://www.salon.com

MORE ON THE SENATE "PIRATE" ACT THAT LETS THE FEDERAL GOV. SUE FILE SHARERS
CNET
See more in Monopoly Power

CLEAR CHANNEL FINDS ANOTHER WAY TO ABUSE ARTISTS: PATENTS
http://www.eff.org
See more at Artist Abuse

LIES CAUGHT AGAIN: IFPI CLAIMED OF 27% DROP IN TRADED FILES
ITIC reports actual number of users in fact only declined 3%
http://www.itic.ca
See more at Pure Lies

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MUSIC: A PBS FRONTLINE SPECIAL
http://www.pbs.org

LAW PROF PAPER REBUTS ECONOMIC VIEW OF COPYRIGHTS AS A PROPERTY RIGHT
http://faculty.virginia.edu
See more at Change will Come

INTERNATIONAL NEWS
... THE GOOD: LOVE THE FRENCH. THEIR ARTISTS WANT TO LEGALIZE P2P
http://www.itic.ca
... THE BAD: GERMAN COURTS FAVOR MUSIC BIZ OVER INDIVIDUAL MUSIC DOWNLOADER
http://www.technewsworld.com
... THE UGLY: GREECE JAILS MAN 3 MONTHS FOR BUYING 2 ILLEGAL CD'S
So much for that Athens Olympics trip. The real problem: vendor sentences are typically suspended. So they bust the buyers!?!
http://news.bbc.co.uk
See more at Customer Contempt
See more with Activists

MYGUDIO ENCRYPTS FILES FOR ANONYMITY
http://www.technewsworld.com
See more in our Privacy and Security Directory

BILL TO TAME DMCA FOR FAIR USE GETS BROAD SUPPORT IN HOUSE
http://www.wired.com
See more with Activists

 


 

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