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.
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.
POLICE STATE 101
US Supreme Court upholds law that makes it a crime to remain silent if a police officer asks for your name.
FEELING LIKE A CRIMINAL YET? HOLLYWOOD NOW WANTS YOUR FINGERPRINTS
Tests media player that locks content to your prints.
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!?!
ANOTHER SPOOFING PROGRAM AIMS TO DISRUPT P2P NETWORKS
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.
SCREW THE CONSUMER, PART 29: LABELS WANT TO *RAISE* SINGLE PRICES
Would kill the only thing (99¢ downloads) that's working for them.
RIAA LAWSUITS NOT
WORKING: P2P FILE USERS INCREASE
Previous studies flawed, didn't
include all users or all networks
BIZ COMMITS TO CONSUMER LAWSUITS
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.'
DID IT AGAIN! ...
... RIAA WITHDRAWS SUIT
AGAINST 66 YO WOMAN
doesn't have file sharing software, nor did she steal
2,000 songs, including "I'm a Thug" by rapper
... RIAA ISSUES SUBPOENA FOR MAN WITHOUT A COMPUTER
And he was traveling in Romania
when the RIAA claims that he was distributing music:
NEW RIAA TERROR TACTIC: AMNESTY
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!
Entertainment Fan Body Count
I Sue Dead People: RIAA Sues 83-Year-Old Dead Woman
RIAA FILES 717 NEW FILE-TRADING LAWSUITS
Now over 8,400
MORE FREE P2P PR: MOVIE STUDIOS SUES OVER 200 FILE SHARERS
RIAA BODY COUNT NEARING 5,000: 762 MORE VICTIMS
EUROPE INSISTS U.S. CAN'T HAVE ALL THE FUN: SUES 459 OF ITS OWN MUSIC FANS
RIAA SUES 744 MORE, NOW OVER 4,000
Includes all major networks - eDonkey, Gnutella, Fast Track (Kazaa).
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU: RIAA SUES 482 MORE, TOTAL 3,429
RIAA SUES 493 MORE FANS, TOTAL UP TO 2,947. YOU CAN'T BUY PR LIKE THAT!
WORLD'S BEST MARKETING CONTINUES: RIAA SUES 477 MORE FANS
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."
RIAA SUES 531 MORE MUSIC DOWNLOADERS
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.
RIAA TO KISS 204 MORE FILE SHARERS
Sends nice letter to settle first to avoid getting embarrassed by outright mistakes.
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.
RIAA UP TO 871 SUBPOENAS
RIAA CUSTOMER ATTACK STRATEGY BACKFIRES
Depresses file sharing ... AND CD sales
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."
COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: STUDIOS ANTI-PIRACY CAMPAIGN
But will the whiny appeal to save the jobs of film tradesmen work?
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.
LAWSUIT SEEKS TO REVEAL MOVIES'
TRUE STARTING TIMES
RIAA'S LAWSUITS ARE A THREAT
TO CIVIL LIBERTIES
A War on CD Piracy, a War on
LIBERTIES LOST IN HUNT FOR
BRILLIANT MARKETING: RIAA
ANNOUNCES IT’S GOING TO SUE ITS USERS
FROM HOLLYWOOD WITH LOVE:
RIAA KISSES 200,000 OF ITS BEST FANS
Sends IM warning to file sharing
RECORD LABELS ASSEMBLE SOFTWARE
ARSENAL TO SABOTAGE FILE SHARER COMPUTERS.
MUSIC INDUSTRY FLOODS P2P
NETWORKS WITH JUNK
DENMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
BILLS USERS FOR ALLEGEDLY ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS
Supposedly half of the users
have paid the bill. Is the US next?
USA TODAY: TREAT P2P USERS “AS ARDENT FANS, NOT
RIAA: WE CAN’T COMPETE
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.