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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT HACKERS: THE REAL THREAT
The entertainment industry persecutes the public and developers with lawsuits, only because we’re easy targets. But the problem isn’t you or me. It’s the hackers who operate in a secure digital netherworld across the world. They do it because it’s rebellious, it’s fun, and they can. And they’re virtually untouchable.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
http://www.wired.com
See more Customer Contempt

BELLSTER: P2P TO SHARE YOUR LOCAL PHONE CONNECTION
Enables free connection from a caller with VoIP to a fellow Bellster member to a the call recipient on the regular phone network.
http://www.bellster.net

http://www.p2p-weblog.com
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Altnet Land Grab
Altnet sends weak patent infringement letter to P2P developers, including your editor.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com

Somebody sue Loudeye, please!
Vigilantism sinks to a new low with ads and spyware from Overpeer, a unit of Loudeye. PC World did nice sleuthing to trace harmful files to Overpeer in the article "Risk Your PC's Health for a Song?". But they're missing the point - such vandalism is both unethical and illegal.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
http://www.pcworld
See more Customer Contempt

Best of Beals 2004: Articles and conference reports
http://www.p2p-weblog

Fun With Numbers
Research firm Parks Associates play fast and loose with words and numbers.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com


FTC P2P Conference Wrap-up
http://www.p2p-weblog.com/archives/ftc_wrapup.html

More Music Commodification: "Free" music
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
See more Innovation

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SQUARED: CIVIL RIGHTS SERIES TO BREATHE LIFE AGAIN OVER P2P
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
See more Activists

Warning From a Student of Democracy's Collapse
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
See more in the New Economy

CORY DOCTOROW: DRM IS NOT PROTECTION FROM PIRACY.
IT IS PROTECTION FROM COMPETITION
http://www.boingboing.net
See more Monopoly Power

MORE CORPORATE EVIL: SUBSTITUTE MONSANTO FOR RIAA, SEED FOR MUSIC
http://www.wired.com
See more Monopoly Power

WINDOWS MEDIA FORMAT COPY PROTECTION CRACKED
http://home.wanadoo.nl
See more Security

DIGITAL MUSIC AT THE CROSSROADS
http://www.forbes.com

MERCORA RECEIVES $5M EQUITY FOR P2P RADIO
http://www.redherring.com
http://www.tjacobi.com
http://www.p2p-weblog.com

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SQUARED: CIVIL RIGHTS SERIES TO BREATHE LIFE AGAIN OVER P2P
Downhill Battle’s latest skirmish organizes downloads and screenings of ‘Eyes on the Prize’, an important 14 part Civil Rights Movement documentary. The series has been prevented from being seen on TV and video the last 10 years due to copyright restrictions.
http://www.wired.com/news
http://www.downhillbattle.org/eyes/
http://www.wired.com

RIAA FILES 717 NEW FILE-TRADING LAWSUITS
Now over 8,400
http://www.thestandard.com
See more Customer Contempt

A GUIDE TO RIPPING AND ENCODING MUSIC
http://arstechnica.com
... RESULTS OF MULTIFORMAT AT 128KBPS PUBLIC LISTENING TEST
http://www.rjamorim.com

 


 

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