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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

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

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

SENATE AGREES TO BE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ'S BITCH
Passes bill to let feds file civil lawsuits against P2Pers.
http://news.com.com

ENTERTAINMENT BIZ GOES FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE: TRIES TO OUTLAW INNOVATION
Planned US Senate bill would make technology illegal if it COULD be used for unlawful purposes. This would cover not just P2P but ISPs, VCRs, TiVo, etc.
http://management.silicon.com

ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA: FILE SHARING NOW CRIMINAL IN ITALY
Scratch Rome off that world cruise tour. Share or download a file and you lose your PC and software, pay up to $1240 in fines, and face up to 3 years in jail bending over for Guido.
http://www.theregister.co.uk

RIAA GETS CONGRESS AND WASHINGTON TO DO MORE OF ITS DIRTY WORK
Bill passed by US House Judiciary Subcommittee Would Allow Justice Dept. to File Civil Copyright Infringement Claims
http://leahy.senate.gov
http://i.i.com.com
http://news.com.com
http://www.wired.com

HOLLYWOOD BUYS SACRAMENTO: CALIFORNIA ATTACKS P2P. THANKS, AH-NOLD!
State Attorney General says software is potentially harmful to consumers. Industry should label software to avoid "deceptive trade practices."
http://www.wired.com

SLIPPERY SLOPE: USA PATRIOT ACT NO LONGER CONFINED TO TERRORISM
Used in corruption probe with exotic dancers and politicians.
http://www.eff.org

MPAA RUN AMOK: MOVIE FILE TRADERS GO TO JAIL IN NEW BILL
Misses real problem - leaks inside the studio, not file sharers. Legislation is unnecessary (civil litigation is already available) and unfair (what about other types of businesses and casual consumers?).
http://money.cnn.com
http://news.com.com

US GOV PUTS ITS SLIMY FINGERS IN THE ELECTRONICS BIZ AND YOUR COMPUTER
FCC approves MPAA-pushed 'Broadcast Flag' for computers and devices. Broadcasters can use it to prevent unauthorized copying.
http://www.washingtonpost.com

CONSUMERS UNABLE TO MAKE LAWFUL USE OF CDS, DVDS
US Copyright Office Ruling on DMCA exemptions
http://mi2n.com

NAZIS IN WASHINGTON: SHARE A FILE, GO TO JAIL
New bill would make file swapping a felony
http://dc.internet.com
http://www.wired.com

CONGRESS AMUK: SEN. HATCH PROPOSES VIGILANTISM
Supports destroying PCs of P2P users
http://www.wired.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com
http://story.news.yahoo.com

FCC VOTES BRITNEY SPEARS FOR EVERYONE!
Lets media giants get even larger and consolidate further despite Clear Channel's abuse and entertainment homogeneity.
http://www.siliconvalley.com 1
http://www.washingtonpost.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com

WELCOME TO REALITY, SENATOR
Senate panel hearing reaches self-evident conclusion: "More people are downloading more copyrighted material. Clearly, even as it's growing increasingly apparent that the entertainment industry must embrace digital distribution to survive, the industry continues to fight a losing battle, promoting legal challenges and churning out anti-file-sharing public service announcements."
http://www.siliconvalley.com 1
http://www.siliconvalley.com 2

CONGRESS OUT OF TOUCH WITH PUBLIC
Skewers universities and students on P2P
http://news.com.com

CONSUMERS LOSE AGAIN: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS 20 YEAR COPYRIGHT TERM LENGTH EXTENSION
http://news.com.com
http://www.siliconvalley.com

CARTE BLANCHE FOR HACKERS
Saddle up the posse. U.S. Rep. Berman’s bill legalizes vigilantism.
http://www.business2.com

 

 

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the apex of RIAA-sponsored self-serving bad legislation

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

YOU DON'T OWN THAT CD, COURTESY OF THE DMCA
http://www.gripe2ed.com

COURT RULES AGAINST DMCA ABUSE IN GARAGE DOOR CASE
http://www.wired.com

LATEST DMCA FREE SPEECH VICTIM: GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
Invoked by Diebold against their election technology critics
http://www.gripe2ed.com

FREE SPEECH AT RISK: JOHN DVORAK URGES DMCA REPEAL
"Nothing needs to be fixed. Illegal laws [like the DMCA] need to be thrown out. Period."
http://www.boycott-riaa.com

MORE DMCA SILLINESS: SUNNCOMM THREATENS TO SUE PRINCETON STUDENT
Student exposed CD Copy Protection weaknesses. Afterward Sunncomm decided against filing suit.
http://biz.yahoo.com

EFF DOCUMENTS RIAA'S ABUSE OF THE SUBPOENA PROCESS
"The DMCA has often been used to invade the privacy of Internet users, harass Internet service providers, and chill online speech." An entire catalog of horror stories is presented. "Unsafe Harbors: Abusive DMCA Subpoenas and Takedown Demands"
http://www.eff.org

EFF REPORT: "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES"
Five Years Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
http://www.eff.org

DMCA ABUSE: URL'S AS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
Ironically used by Kazaa to prevent Kazaa Lite listings on Google
http://slashdot.org

RIAA SUBPOENAS AND THE FINAL FAILURE OF THE DMCA
http://www.gripe2ed.com

DMCA RULED TO ALLOW ISP'S AND NETWORKS TO BE SHUT DOWN
WITHOUT PROOF OR INVESTIGATION OF INFRINGEMENT
http://mi2n.com

DMCA ABUSE
MPAA presses for state level "Super DMCA"
self-serving legislation cripples privacy and security technologies and personal rights to freedom of speech and fair use.
http://www.eff.org states
http://www.eff.org unintended consequences
Researchers canceled technical conferences due to DMCA.
http://news.com.com
Garage door opener company uses DMCA against competitor.

http://www.extremetech.com
Lexmark sues toner cartridge maker
http://www.wired.com
Ignorant legislators ignore how email and encryption work
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

 


 

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