MORE CORPORATE EVIL: SUBSTITUTE MONSANTO FOR RIAA, SEED FOR MUSIC
CORY DOCTOROW: DRM IS NOT PROTECTION FROM PIRACY.
IT IS PROTECTION FROM COMPETITION
RIAA VIGILANTE JUSTICE
Orchestrated attacks when conducted by business are illegal and not just a “nuisance”.
U.S. EXPORTS DMCA DOWN UNDER
MPAA NOT LISTENING TO FEDERAL JUDGE ON ALLOWING INNOVATION: SUES DVD CHIP MAKERS
Rules DVD licensing with iron fist, even down to circuits.
MPAA VIRUS SPREADS TO THE STATES
Attorneys general warn P2P developers. Letter was written by MPAA.
RIAA/MPAA CARTEL CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM
321 Studios goes out of business, unable to fight all the lawsuits
35% OF ALL CDS ARE ILLEGAL COPIES
More evidence that fake CD's, not P2P, is the REAL threat to the music biz. If the CD piracy rate is true, "as an industry you're doing something very, very wrong. Indeed, these numbers are an admission of utterly incompetant corporate mismanagement and misfocused businesses plans. In the real world, this sort of malfeasance invariably results in management shakeups and corporate reorganizations, with the irresponsible parties given the sack."
RIAA CLAIMS ONE VICTIM: IMESH GIVES IN
5th most popular P2P software to pay $4.1M in lawsuit settlement and transition to unspecified "new technology platform".
RIAA OPENS UP ANOTHER FRONT: SEEKS TO SECURE INTERNET RADIO
MORE ON THE SENATE "PIRATE" ACT THAT LETS THE FEDERAL GOV. SUE FILE SHARERS
JAPAN: WHERE INNOVATION GETS YOU A STEEL COLLAR
America may not be as enlightened as Canada, but there are even worse countries. A Tokyo U professor was arrested for developing Winny, a more anonymous P2P program.
BIG MUSIC'S CLIMATE OF TERROR ALSO SHAPES MEDIA
FROM LOBBYING GROUP TO MAFIA: THE RIAA'S RISE TO POWER
Extensive thesis chronicles RIAA history.
RECORDING COPS NOW EVEN PRESSURING CELL PHONE MARKERS
Samsung delays sales of MP3 Phones in Korea
RIAA RECRUITS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
Attorney General Ashcroft creates intellectual property task force.
FCC, HOLLYWOOD LAPDOG, LOOKS TO LIMIT DIGITAL TV RESOLUTION
RIAA EXPORTS LOVE: 247 GLOBAL FILE SHARERS SUED
IFPI sues 247 in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada.
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
HP, PHILIPS HELP HOLLYWOOD: PUT COPY PROTECTION ON DVD RECORDERS
Restricts user to one-time copying of digital tv shows
ORWELL'S POLICE STATE EDGES CLOSER: RIAA ENLISTS THE FBI
COPYRIGHT GESTAPO RAIDS KAZAA DEVELOPER'S HQ AND HOMES IN AUSTRALIA
CES REPORT: TECH MANUFACTURERS
TOSSING ASIDE CONSUMERS' FREEDOMS
Companies "embracing Hollywood-dictated
restrictions on how digital content is used -- have
allied themselves with a greedy cartel at the expense
of their own customers."
US INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IMPERIALISM
The DMCA spreading to
... the Free Trade Area of the Americas
... Great Britain
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY GOES AFTER ISP
Desperate suit claims contributory copyright infringement
MPAA DEBUTS CLASSROOM PROPAGANDA: GUIDE TO "DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP"
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"
BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE CONTINUES TO KISS HOLLYWOOD ASS
EUROPEAN RECORD INDUSTRY THREATENS MASS P2P LAWSUIT: HIDES BEHIND LAW FIRM
Spanish law lets people share files as long as there is no profit.
USA TODAY EDITORIAL: END TO FILE-SWAPPING WARS DEMANDS IDEAS, NOT THREATS
INNOVATION UNDER ATTACK, ACCORDING TO HOWARD RHEINGOLD
CONSUMERS SHAFTED BY TECH INDUSTRY IN DIGITAL MEDIA WARS
Two major tech industry councils reached a "landmark agreement." They seek to stay out of RIAA/MPAA crosshairs. Of course, the loser is the consumer.
WHEN YOU PIRATE MP3S, YOU'RE DOWNLOADING COMMUNISM
Music, movie industries publish Corporate Anti-Piracy Policy Guidebook
TRAMPLES PRIVACY: JUDGE ORDERS VERIZON TO TURN OVER
IDENTITY OF KAZAA USER
Flawed DMCA gives music
industry right to obtain private user information without
RIAA WANTS TO TAX YOUR ISP
Easier than developing
a viable business.
HOLLYWOOD MAKES MORE ENEMIES
- SUES MOVIE SANITIZERS
STUDIOS' COPYRIGHT GOAL IS
"To protect a business
model and thwart even the possibility of infringement,
the cartel wants technology companies to ask permission
before they can innovate."
WIDESPREAD CRITICISM AND MISTRUST OF MISCROFT PALLADIUM
right management under the guise of security.
Microsoft has announced the Palladium Project to embed
computer security inside your PC. Be very afraid. The
software company already convicted of monopoly practices
and responsible for much of the vulnerability of PCs
and servers now plans to extend its control to the hardware
level and jump in bed with the entertainment industry
that prevents fair use of media you already own.