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Canadian Music Creators Speak Out Against File Sharing Lawsuits

Major international music artists based in Canada have banded together to form a group aimed, among other things, at protesting the recording industry's practice of targeting fans with lawsuits ...

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Big-Four Fight Gaining Ground, Slowly but Surely

The Patti Santangelo Fight Goliath campaign was officially launched about four months ago and since then, it's raised an impressive $13,140.21 ...

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Foiled in France: Apple’s New Tub of Hot Water

Could Apple's troubles in Europe get any worse? It's on the wrong end of a lawsuit from The Beatles in the UK, who say iTunes breaks a US$26 million settlement under which Apple Computer agreed to stay away from the music business; there's a distinct possibility Apple's digital rights management technology might go down the chiottes in France; and, now two major Danish companies, Maersk and TDC, both with online music stores, would also like to see an end to Apple's digital rights restrictions...

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Value Your Hearing? Check Your Earbud Use

More than half of American high school students say they have at least one symptom of hearing loss, and many of their problems are directly attributable to the use of iPods and other portable music players, says a new study ...

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In the Ugly Music Business, Giants Rule

In 1932 Solomon Linda wrote a song he called "Mbube." He and the Evening Birds recorded it as a 78 in 1939 and by 1949, some 100,000 copies had been sold. If you were around in the '60s, you'd have known it as "Wimoweh" (from the Zulu "uyiMbube") ...

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Playing Games With the RIAA

Did Recording Industry Association of America spokesperson Jonathon Whitehead switch the names of two completely different P2P applications in a deliberate bid to fool a court hearing a P2P file-sharing case? ...

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Oxford University on Pirate-Whacking Campaign

In the United States, the Big Four music labels now routinelyblackmail colleges and universities into peddling product via the likes of Napster and iTunes, with school staff working as unpaid public relations and marketing teams ...

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New Year, Same Old Story

It's 2006 -- a brand new year and the entertainment cartels are already crying doom and gloom. As usual, rather than acknowledging they're the authors of their own misfortunes, they're blaming the most important people in their worlds -- their customers. Worse, they're continuing with their bizarre attempts to try to sue consumers into towing corporate bottom lines...

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Got a Digital Music Library? Hoarder! Pirate!

Guess what? Your digital music library is not actually a library. It's considered "hoarding." ...

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Curious Moves on the P2P Playing Field

A filmmaker in India believes he's hit on the perfect DRM (Digital Restriction Management) solution: hiding secret coding in "every single print." So suggests producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala, quoted by the Times of India ...

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It’s a Mad, Mad, IP World

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was to publish the world's first "storyline patent" application yesterday ...

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Attorney: Big Music Case Judges May Be Lacking in Tech Expertise

The Recording Industry Association of America may be feeding judges inaccurate technical "evidence" which is being believed as though it comes from a reliable source, according to Ray Beckerman, a New York lawyer who's representing victims being sued by the Big Four music cartel-owned organization ...

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Big Music Sues Schoolgirl, Mainstream Media Doesn’t Care

In a report on the upcoming P2P Litigation Summit, I mentioned "Big Music wants Britanny Chan," which describes how the Big Four are using the RIAA to terrorize a 14-year-old Michigan girl and her mother. Having already failed once to frighten Brittany through her mother, the cartel is now going after her again, this time as an individual ...

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Turning a Blind Eye to Video Game Violence

Take-Two Interactive, the U.S. company that lied about secret animated sex scenes stashed in one of its brutally sadistic "Grand Theft Auto" Rockstar video games, is counting on Bill and the Boyz, a.k.a., Microsoft, for a little extra lift ...

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From Blogging to Vlogging, Fresh Voices Add Perspective

If the mainstream media are feeling the pressure from infonews sites and blogs, B-b-b-baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet, to quote the words of rock group BTO ...

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Movie Studios Poised for Piracy Fight

Universal Pictures has already started touting its US$150 million re-hash of "King Kong," due out around Christmas. But how will the mighty ape be kept safe from the Evil File Sharing Villains? ...

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New Threat, Same Old Story

Music being burned onto CDs is becoming a bigger threat than P2P file-sharing to both the music industry and record stores ...

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‘Big Music’ Touts Sales Surge Amid Rise in File Sharing

"Speed of Sound" from Coldplay's X&Y album is currently Number 7 in the Modern Rock section of p2pnet's unique Top Ten Music Download chart. And Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." is at Number 8 ...

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MPAA Raid Becomes Media Circus

A recent "operation" of the Motion Picture Association of America, whose "Keystone Kops" unit is run by ex-U.S. Department of Justice deputy assistant attorney general John G. Malcolm, was a media circus ...

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Big Music Embarks on ‘Campaign of Terror’

Pay us 4,000 pounds (US$7,290) by July 1. Or go to jail ...

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