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Oct 24

MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY WINNER SANANDA MAITREYA IS FIRST ARTIST WITH HIS OWN P2P SOFTWARE
http://trustyfiles.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

US HOUSE JUDICIARY PASSES BILL GIVING JAIL TIME TO FILE SHARERS
Share 1,000 or more copyrighted works and get up to 3 years in jail
http://lamarsmith.house.gov
http://thomas.loc.gov
http://www.washingtonpost.com
See more Bought Legislation

KAZAA PARTNER ALTNET SUES RIAA FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT
http://biz.yahoo.com

YOU'D THINK DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED CONGRESS: HOUSE PASSES P2P PIRATE BILL
Bonuses for the entertainment biz for buying Congress.
http://news.com.com
See more Bought Legislation

OLDEST US CONSERVATIVE GROUP SLAMS REPUBLICANS FOR SUPPORTING INDUCE
"This is the Hollywood liberals trying to crush innovation," said The American Conservative Union.
http://news.com.com
See more Activists

RIAA BODY COUNT NEARING 5,000: 762 MORE VICTIMS
http://www.reuters.com
See more Customer Contempt

EUROPE INSISTS U.S. CAN'T HAVE ALL THE FUN: SUES 459 OF ITS OWN MUSIC FANS
http://www.reuters.com
See more Customer Contempt

SHARE THIS: TUNES BY BEASTIE BOYS, DAVID BYRNE, & OTHERS
"Rip. Sample. Mash. Share." Wired magazine to distribute 750,000 copies of compilation CDs.
http://story.news.yahoo.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

3 MYTHS ABOUT THE RECORDING INDUSTRY DEBUNKED
P2P will put music out of business, record sales are down, musicians no longer need the record industry: all wrong.
http://www.laweekly.com
See more Pure Lies

REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA TURNS FILE SHARERS INTO CRIMINALS
Home of Hollywood requires sharers to list their email address.
http://sfgate.com
See more Bought Legislation

NEWSWEEK TO MUSIC BIZ: PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL OPPORTUNITY
Lowering prices generates more sales and everybody wins.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com
See more Innovation

MORE LIES: P2P ISN'T DECLINING
Detailed study shows P2P traffic NEVER declined. It just moved
to secondary and dark networks and is increasingly encrypted.

http://www.caida.org
See more Pure Lies

MORE EVIDENCE WHY P2P IS SUCCESSFUL: THE LONG TAIL
People DO seek variety. The 80/20 rule does not apply.
http://www.wired.com
See more at Change will Come

MARKETING 101: KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER
There's literally billions to be made if Hollywood would understand consumers. Jonathan Zdziarski provides a thoughtful analysis of file sharing for various entertainment products based on user surveys and experiments.
http://www.nuclearelephant.com
See more at Change will Come

U.S. EXPORTS DMCA DOWN UNDER
http://www.wired.com
See more Monopoly Power

GETTING COLDER IN ICELAND: COPS RAID FILE SHARERS
http://www.theregister.co.uk
See more Monopoly Power

DUTCH P2P DIRECTORY SITE FIGHTS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Site doesn’t even contain music, just file sharing links.
http://p2pnet.net
See more Monopoly Power

HOLLYWOOD OWNS MUSICAL NOTES
Downhill Battle takes aim on the ridiculous state of musical sampling law
http://downhillbattle.org
See more Sanctioned Silliness

READ MY LIPS: DIGITAL FILES ARE NOT THE SAME AS CD'S
Stanford law prof. writes that intellectual property isn't the same as tangible stuff. It's wrong to use property law. Free riding, such as file sharing, is good, not bad, for the market.
http://papers.ssrn.com
See more in the New Economy

15 MICHIGAN AND OHIO BANDS PLAY TO SAVE FILE SHARING
http://www.mlive.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

TEN MILE TIDE CREDITS P2P FOR ALLOWING THEM TO BE FULL-TIME MUSICIANS
"When we give music away, if people like it, they'll come to the shows," guitarist Jason Munning says. "We've found that it's created great grass roots support for us. A lot of people who hear our music for free on Kazaa come to our shows and buy our CDs."
http://www.southbendtribune.com
See more where Artists Speak Out

MICROSOFT AIMS TO EXTEND ITS MONOPOLY TO CD DIGITAL RIGHTS
Seeks to lock down restricted CD's in the operating system.
http://www.theregister.co.uk

 


 

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