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MORE CORPORATE EVIL: SUBSTITUTE MONSANTO FOR RIAA, SEED FOR MUSIC
http://www.wired.com

CORY DOCTOROW: DRM IS NOT PROTECTION FROM PIRACY.
IT IS PROTECTION FROM COMPETITION
http://www.boingboing.net

RIAA VIGILANTE JUSTICE
Orchestrated attacks when conducted by business are illegal and not just a “nuisance”.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
http://www.p2p-weblog.com 2

U.S. EXPORTS DMCA DOWN UNDER
http://www.wired.com

MPAA NOT LISTENING TO FEDERAL JUDGE ON ALLOWING INNOVATION: SUES DVD CHIP MAKERS
Rules DVD licensing with iron fist, even down to circuits.
http://news.com.com

MPAA VIRUS SPREADS TO THE STATES
Attorneys general warn P2P developers. Letter was written by MPAA.
http://www.technewsworld.com

RIAA/MPAA CARTEL CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM
321 Studios goes out of business, unable to fight all the lawsuits
http://www.wired.com

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."
http://bigpicture.typepad.com

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".
http://zdnet.com.com

RIAA OPENS UP ANOTHER FRONT: SEEKS TO SECURE INTERNET RADIO
http://www.mi2n.com

MORE ON THE SENATE "PIRATE" ACT THAT LETS THE FEDERAL GOV. SUE FILE SHARERS
CNET

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.
http://www.newscientist.com

BIG MUSIC'S CLIMATE OF TERROR ALSO SHAPES MEDIA
http://www.technewsworld.com

FROM LOBBYING GROUP TO MAFIA: THE RIAA'S RISE TO POWER
Extensive thesis chronicles RIAA history.
http://www.geocities.com/antiriaasyndicate

RECORDING COPS NOW EVEN PRESSURING CELL PHONE MARKERS
Samsung delays sales of MP3 Phones in Korea
http://makeashorterlink.com

RIAA RECRUITS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
Attorney General Ashcroft creates intellectual property task force.
http://www.wired.com
http://www.mi2n.com

FCC, HOLLYWOOD LAPDOG, LOOKS TO LIMIT DIGITAL TV RESOLUTION
http://news.com.com

RIAA EXPORTS LOVE: 247 GLOBAL FILE SHARERS SUED
IFPI sues 247 in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada.
http://www.ifpi.org
http://news.com.com

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

HP, PHILIPS HELP HOLLYWOOD: PUT COPY PROTECTION ON DVD RECORDERS
Restricts user to one-time copying of digital tv shows
http://biz.yahoo.com

ORWELL'S POLICE STATE EDGES CLOSER: RIAA ENLISTS THE FBI
http://news.com.com

COPYRIGHT GESTAPO RAIDS KAZAA DEVELOPER'S HQ AND HOMES IN AUSTRALIA
http://news.zdnet.co.uk

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."
http://www.siliconvalley.com

US INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IMPERIALISM
The DMCA spreading to
... Australia
http://www.wired.com
... the Free Trade Area of the Americas
http://www.ipjustice.org
... Canada
http://www.eff.org

... Great Britain
http://www.hmso.gov.uk
http://makeashorterlink.com
... Netherlands
http://p2pnet.net
... Singapore
http://www.theage.com.au

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY GOES AFTER ISP
Desperate suit claims contributory copyright infringement
http://www.eff.org

MPAA DEBUTS CLASSROOM PROPAGANDA: GUIDE TO "DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP"
http://www.ja.org

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

BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE CONTINUES TO KISS HOLLYWOOD ASS
http://mi2n.com

EUROPEAN RECORD INDUSTRY THREATENS MASS P2P LAWSUIT: HIDES BEHIND LAW FIRM
Spanish law lets people share files as long as there is no profit.
http://news.com.com

USA TODAY EDITORIAL: END TO FILE-SWAPPING WARS DEMANDS IDEAS, NOT THREATS
http://www.usatoday.com

INNOVATION UNDER ATTACK, ACCORDING TO HOWARD RHEINGOLD
http://www.wired.com

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.
essay-marc-consumers-shafted-by-tech.htm

WHEN YOU PIRATE MP3S, YOU'RE DOWNLOADING COMMUNISM
Music, movie industries publish Corporate Anti-Piracy Policy Guidebook
http://www.ifpi.org

RIAA TRAMPLES PRIVACY: JUDGE ORDERS VERIZON TO TURN OVER IDENTITY OF KAZAA USER
Flawed DMCA gives music industry right to obtain private user information without court order.
http://news.com.com

RIAA WANTS TO TAX YOUR ISP
Easier than developing a viable business.
http://www.geek.com

HOLLYWOOD MAKES MORE ENEMIES - SUES MOVIE SANITIZERS
http://story.news.yahoo.com
http://www.clearplay.com

STUDIOS' COPYRIGHT GOAL IS TOTAL CONTROL
"To protect a business model and thwart even the possibility of infringement, the cartel wants technology companies to ask permission before they can innovate."
http://www.siliconvalley.com

WIDESPREAD CRITICISM AND MISTRUST OF MISCROFT PALLADIUM
Hardware-based digitals 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.

http://www.pbs.org/cringely
http://www.tweney.com
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
http://www.extremetech.com
http://zdnet.com.com
http://www.msnbc.com
http://www.theregister.co.uk 1
http://www.theregister.co.uk 2
http://www.infowarrior.org
http://news.com.com
http://www.theregister.co.uk 3
http://www.theregister.co.uk 4
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