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Sept 6

SAVE P2P AND INNOVATION!
Hollywood is paying Congress to pass the INDUCE Act. Go to SaveP2P to tell your US Congressmen that that is bad legislation, a bad way for Hollywood to abuse its power, and bad for P2P and technology.
http://savep2p.com/
See more in our P2P Directory

FILE SHARING SOFTWARE REAFFIRMED AS LEGAL IN US
Court spanks entertainment industry
http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov
http://news.com.com
See more in Courts: The Buck Stops Here

RIAA/MPAA CARTEL CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM
321 Studios goes out of business, unable to fight all the lawsuits
http://www.wired.com
See more in Monopoly Power

US JUSTICE DEPT. NOT SUPPORTIVE OF ANTI-P2P LEGISLATION
Official said while "the Justice Department is there to enforce the law, there's something to be said for those who help themselves."
http://zdnet.com.com
See more Activists

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE REPORT SHOWS WISDOM ABSENT IN CONGRESS
The report - Copyright Issues in Digital Media - says "Revisions to copyright law should be made without regard to the vested interests of particular business and consumer groups." Copyright is not an absolute right, but an economic market-based mechanism that balances technology and intellectual property benefits.
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.cbo.gov
See more Activists

RIAA SUES 744 MORE, NOW OVER 4,000
Includes all major networks - eDonkey, Gnutella, Fast Track (Kazaa).
http://www.reuters.com
See more Customer Contempt

DMCA TRAVESTY EXTENDS TO WEB SITES NOW
Someone doesn’t like you? They can send multiple takedown notices and have your web site, credit card account, or other service terminated. All without a jury. Welcome to America.
http://www.eff.org
See more Sanctioned Silliness
See more Bought Legislation

FCC APPROVES TIVO LIMITED COPY FEATURE OPPOSED BY MOVIE BIZ AND NFL
It's sad when we have to applaud a simple affirmation of personal fair use. Chairman Michael Powell said, "We are recognizing the need to protect digital content, without sacrificing the need for innovation." Thanks for the scraps.
http://www.siliconvalley.com
See more Sanctioned Silliness

THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TEACHES BALANCED COPYRIGHT PROGRAM
Fair treatment to balance one-sided materials from the Business Software Alliance and the Motion Picture Association of America.
http://www.wired.com
See more Activists

P2P FILE SHARING ENABLES ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT HEARINGS
http://p2pcongress.org
See more in TopP2P's Directories

MPAA VIRUS SPREADS TO THE STATES
Attorneys general warn P2P developers. Letter was written by MPAA.
http://www.technewsworld.com
See more Monopoly Power

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KERRY: NO FRIEND OF CONSUMERS
Has consistently favored Hollywood over Silicon Valley.
http://news.com.com

MPAA NOT LISTENING TO FEDERAL JUDGE ON ALLOWING INNOVATION: SUES DVD CHIP MAKERS
Rules DVD licensing with iron fist, even down to circuits.
http://news.com.com
See more Monopoly Power

MUSIC LAWSUIT? GET YOUR CASES RIGHT HERE.
Columbia Law Library assembles an extensive archive of cases involving music and claims of copyright infringement.
http://library.law.columbia.edu
See more in our Privacy and Security Directory

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Indie act garners high P2P sharing, which supports high CD sales.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

 


 

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