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A British Invasion Against P2P

Having set the pace by victimizing 12-year-old Brianna Lahara, the four members of the Big Music record label cartel say they're equally OK with suing children in Britain ...


Lost in Antipiracy Translation

A number of high-powered tech companies have banded together to create a "common antipiracy language." ...


Will JpegOfDeath Help Slay Microsoft?

You knew it was coming, and now it's here -- the latest evil spurred by the latest Microsoft security hole ...


Google and the Chinese Government

Bill Xia, CEO of Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT), a company which runs services aimed at allowing Chinese people to access unfiltered news, says Google is helping Chinese authorities to maintain an online "matrix" that keeps people from finding out what's happening outside the country's borders ...


The Real World of Online Music

By selling "product" at half price, RealNetworks has climbed into second place in the corporate music market dominated by Apple ...


P2P and the Return of Customer Choice

Through its RIAA (Recording Industry Association) and MPAA (Motion Picture Association) enforcement units, the entertainment industry has been riding rough-shod over consumers ever since Napster -- the original, not the ghastly Napster II -- showed up online ...


What Downloading Market?

It's the dripping tap principal. Eventually, you can't hear anythingelse ...


War Over File-Swapping Continues

P2P operators aren't responsible for their users' online file-swapping activities, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in the landmark MGM v. Grokster decision ...


Whether Roxio or Napster, It’s Just a Shadow

Troubled Roxio, owner of the equally troubled Napster 2, is deceased. Or, rather, it's dropping the Roxio part and is taking a second shot at using the Napster name to revive its failing fortunes ...


Hollywood Uses Police Around World as Private Enforcers

At 5 a.m., German police kicked in the front door of the modest apartmenthouse in working-class Essen and, guns drawn, ordered an unsuspectingfamily out of bed. Then they hauled off a 22-year-old college student ashis stunned parents watched ...


Apple, RealNetworks Live in Never Never Land

"RealNetworks, Inc. is delighted by initial consumer and music industry support for Harmony." ...

Industry Alliance Takes Stance on Induce Act

A trade group of technology companies has issued a policy statement urging Congress to take a close look at the controversial, so-called Induce Act ...


Hatch, Committee Should Be More Open-Minded on P2P

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and other parties with a stake in the peer-to-peer (P2P) warsshould meet with commercial P2P industry companies to talk about the so-calledINDUCE Act ...

Which Way for P2P: An Interview with StreamCast CEO Michael Weiss

Jon Newton: You've been one of the most outspoken opponents of Sharman,Kazaa and the DCIA, adamantly refusing to have anything to do with them.In a June 21 newsletter welcoming new member Sovereign, DCIACEO Marty Lafferty mentions the launch of "Jupiters Darling" and makes apoint of stating, "[...] in the peer-to-peer [P2P] distribution channel,Sovereign Artists has concluded agreements with DCIA member Altnet andStreamcast Networks (Morpheus) ..." Aren't you concerned that Laffertywill turn the Sovereign/SML arrangement into an opportunity tocontinue to imply that StreamCast is firmly alongside the DCIA, if notactually a member...


Hollywood Should Work with File Sharers

Thanks to the combined powers of music and the Internet, anywhere between 8 million and 9.5 million people around the world are logged on to peer-to-peer file-sharing networks at any given moment. And, at a conservative estimate, some 1 billion files are being swapped online between and among music lovers ...


Entertainment Industry Should Embrace File-Sharing

The entertainment industry, with the Big Five record labels and majormovie studios to the fore, is one of the wealthiest corporate sectors inthe world. And yet it's in deep trouble, or so it says, the latestcomplaints emanating from Big Music spokesman Mitch Bainwol in a letterto the US Senate demanding that the Hollywood-inspired INDUCE Act on copyright infringement be adopted.


New Attack on DVD Piracy Goes Too Far

A massive new multi-million-dollar anti-DVD piracy campaign riding on the back of the UK premier of "Spider-Man 2" seeks to make a questionable link between illegal file sharing and organized crime, triads and terrorists ...


The iTunes Phenomenon, P2P Networks and Music Lite

There was an interesting article in the New York Times over the weekend. Called "From a High-Tech System, Low-Fi Music," its focus was on compressed music files that are lossy by virtue of the fact that they've been compressed and, hence, are missing information ...


Comparing Online Music Services to P2P Networks

What's so great about the 70 million or so downloads Apple says iTunes managed in more than a year, compared to the one billion (at a conservative estimate) that happen on the peer-to-peer networks every month? The "one billion" figure, which comes from industry observer Big Champagne, helps make the point that downloads from iTunes and the other plastic online music stores supplied by the Big Five record labels don't amount to a hill of beans.


Ongoing Battles with Big Music

It's deja vu all over again. Napster 2 in Europe reloaded as the mainstream media players fell over each other to carry Big Music's message that the joyless online music stores it supplies and backs are all there is to online music. Only this time, instead of Napster 2, it's Apple's iTunes ...

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