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
YOU'D THINK DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED CONGRESS: HOUSE PASSES P2P PIRATE BILL
Bonuses for the entertainment biz for buying Congress.
REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA TURNS FILE SHARERS INTO CRIMINALS
Home of Hollywood requires sharers to list their email address.
SENATE AGREES TO BE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ'S BITCH
Passes bill to let feds file civil lawsuits against P2Pers.
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.
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.
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
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."
USA PATRIOT ACT NO LONGER CONFINED TO TERRORISM
Used in corruption probe with
exotic dancers and politicians.
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
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.
CONSUMERS UNABLE TO MAKE LAWFUL
USE OF CDS, DVDS
US Copyright Office Ruling on
NAZIS IN WASHINGTON: SHARE
A FILE, GO TO JAIL
New bill would make file
swapping a felony
CONGRESS AMUK: SEN. HATCH
Supports destroying PCs of P2P
FCC VOTES BRITNEY SPEARS FOR
Lets media giants get even larger
and consolidate further despite Clear Channel's abuse
and entertainment homogeneity.
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
CONGRESS OUT OF TOUCH WITH
Skewers universities and students
CONSUMERS LOSE AGAIN: SUPREME
COURT UPHOLDS 20 YEAR COPYRIGHT TERM LENGTH EXTENSION
CARTE BLANCHE FOR HACKERS
Saddle up the posse. U.S. Rep.
Berman’s bill legalizes vigilantism.
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.
YOU DON'T OWN THAT CD, COURTESY
OF THE DMCA
COURT RULES AGAINST DMCA
ABUSE IN GARAGE DOOR CASE
LATEST DMCA FREE SPEECH VICTIM:
Invoked by Diebold against their
election technology critics
FREE SPEECH AT RISK: JOHN
DVORAK URGES DMCA REPEAL
"Nothing needs to be fixed.
Illegal laws [like the DMCA] need to be thrown out.
MORE DMCA SILLINESS: SUNNCOMM
THREATENS TO SUE PRINCETON STUDENT
Student exposed CD Copy
Protection weaknesses. Afterward Sunncomm decided against
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"
EFF REPORT: "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES"
Five Years Under the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act
DMCA ABUSE: URL'S AS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
Ironically used by Kazaa to
prevent Kazaa Lite listings on Google
RIAA SUBPOENAS AND THE FINAL FAILURE OF THE DMCA
DMCA RULED TO ALLOW ISP'S AND NETWORKS TO BE SHUT DOWN
WITHOUT PROOF OR INVESTIGATION OF INFRINGEMENT
MPAA presses for state level
self-serving legislation cripples privacy and security
technologies and personal rights to freedom of speech
and fair use.
Researchers canceled technical conferences due to DMCA.
Garage door opener company uses DMCA against competitor.
Lexmark sues toner cartridge
legislators ignore how email and encryption work