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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

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

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

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

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

ANOTHER SPOOFING PROGRAM AIMS TO DISRUPT P2P NETWORKS
http://www.nytimes.com

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: CONSUMERS AIN'T GOT NONE
RIAA never read that playbook or this study that says consumers are smarter today, know when they are being played, and demand respect.
http://promomagazine.com

SCREW THE CONSUMER, PART 29: LABELS WANT TO *RAISE* SINGLE PRICES
Would kill the only thing (99¢ downloads) that's working for them.
http://www.theregister.com

RIAA LAWSUITS NOT WORKING: P2P FILE USERS INCREASE
Previous studies flawed, didn't include all users or all networks
http://www.businessweek.com
http://www.nytimes.com

MOVIE BIZ COMMITS TO CONSUMER LAWSUITS
http://www.latimes.com

"SUING YOUR CUSTOMERS: A WINNING BUSINESS STRATEGY?"
Wharton Professor says such lawsuits were tried 100 years ago against Henry Ford. It didn’t work then, and it won’t work today. They are 'opportunities for little minds ... to usurp the gains of genuine inventors ... and under the smug protest of righteousness, work a hold-up game in the most approved fashion.'
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

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.
http://www.boston.com

... RIAA ISSUES SUBPOENA FOR MAN WITHOUT A COMPUTER
And he was traveling in Romania when the RIAA claims that he was distributing music:
http://www-tech.mit.edu

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!
http://story.news.yahoo.com
http://www.latimes.com
http://www.wired.com

Entertainment Fan Body Count

I Sue Dead People: RIAA Sues 83-Year-Old Dead Woman
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
http://news.yahoo.com

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

MORE FREE P2P PR: MOVIE STUDIOS SUES OVER 200 FILE SHARERS
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://www.latimes.com

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

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

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

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU: RIAA SUES 482 MORE, TOTAL 3,429
Yahoo news

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

WORLD'S BEST MARKETING CONTINUES: RIAA SUES 477 MORE FANS
http://biz.yahoo.com

YOU VILL COMPLY UNTIL I BEAT YOU SENSELESS! RIAA SUES ANOTHER 532 FANS, INCLUDING STUDENTS
RIAA spokesman says "More education is necessary. One form of education is lawsuits."
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://www.latimes.com
http://www.wired.com
http://www.internetnews.com

RIAA SUES 531 MORE MUSIC DOWNLOADERS
http://www.siliconvalley.com

RIAA SUES 532 MORE WHILE FILE SHARING RISES
Use John Doe suits after previous subpoenas were ruled illegal. Average user was sharing 800 files. RIAA has filed 282 suits since 9-03 and settled 233 for an average of $3,000.
http://biz.yahoo.com

RIAA TO KISS 204 MORE FILE SHARERS
Sends nice letter to settle first to avoid getting embarrassed by outright mistakes.
http://news.com.com

RIAA'S BAD PR DAY: SUES 261 OF ITS BEST FANS, INCLUDING A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL
Lawsuit targets include 12 year old girl & 71 year old grandfather.
http://news.com.com
http://www.reuters.com
http://www.nypost.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com

RIAA UP TO 871 SUBPOENAS
http://www.foxnews.com
http://www.wired.com

RIAA CUSTOMER ATTACK STRATEGY BACKFIRES
Depresses file sharing ... AND CD sales
http://macworld.co.uk

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."
http://grep.law.harvard.edu

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: STUDIOS ANTI-PIRACY CAMPAIGN
But will the whiny appeal to save the jobs of film tradesmen work?
http://www.siliconvalley.com
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com
http://www.respectcopyrights.org

RIAA ONLY KNOWS WHO OWNS AN ISP ACCOUNT, NOT THE ACTUAL USER
Targets often being parents and grandparents. "Within five minutes, if I can get hold of her, this will come to an end," said 67 year old Gordon Pate about his daughter.
http://www.wired.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com
http://www.nytimes.com

LAWSUIT SEEKS TO REVEAL MOVIES' TRUE STARTING TIMES
http://www.nomovieads.com

RIAA'S LAWSUITS ARE A THREAT TO CIVIL LIBERTIES
A War on CD Piracy, a War on Our Rights
http://www.latimes.com

LIBERTIES LOST IN HUNT FOR MUSIC PIRATES
http://www.siliconvalley.com

BRILLIANT MARKETING: RIAA ANNOUNCES IT’S GOING TO SUE ITS USERS
http://news.com.com
http://www.wired.com

FROM HOLLYWOOD WITH LOVE: RIAA KISSES 200,000 OF ITS BEST FANS
Sends IM warning to file sharing users.
http://www.reuters.com
http://news.com.com

RECORD LABELS ASSEMBLE SOFTWARE ARSENAL TO SABOTAGE FILE SHARER COMPUTERS.
http://www.nytimes.com

MUSIC INDUSTRY FLOODS P2P NETWORKS WITH JUNK
http://www.theregister.co.uk
http://www.wired.com/news

DENMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP BILLS USERS FOR ALLEGEDLY ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS
Supposedly half of the users have paid the bill. Is the US next?
http://www.wired.com

USA TODAY: TREAT P2P USERS “AS ARDENT FANS, NOT PETTY CRIMINALS"
http://www.usatoday.com
RIAA: WE CAN’T COMPETE
http://www.usatoday.com

OXFORD DEBATE RULES FREE MUSIC IS NOT A THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
RIAA CEO Hilary Rosen embarrassed in front of a tough crowd.
http://www.ntk.net
http://tirian.magd.ox.ac.uk

 


 

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