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[News] MAFIAA Admits It's Bunch of 'Pirates'

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Music Executive Ridiculed at Pirate Bay Trial

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| Laughter filled The Pirate Bay trial here Wednesday when John Kennedy, the 
| chief executive of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries, 
| testified that people would have purchased every music track they got free 
| file sharing.    
| Kennedy answered an affirmative "Yes" to Pirate Bay defense attorneys when 
| asked whether that was true. Bursting laughter could be heard from the audio 
| room beside the courtroom where the trial's sound was being broadcast.  


Why Are Book Publishers Making The Same Mistake The Record Labels Made With

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| Back in 2005, we noted that Apple's dominance over the online music space, 
| which upset the record labels tremendously, was actually the record labels' 
| own fault for demanding DRM. That single demand created massive lock-in and 
| network effects that allowed Apple to completely dominate the market. If the 
| record labels had, instead, pushed for an open solution, then anyone else 
| could have built stores/players to work as well, and it could have minimized 
| Apple's ability to control the market. Yes, everyone is now opening up 
| (including Apple), but it took a long time, and Apple had already established 
| its dominant position.         



Is Nicholas Sarkozy One Strike Towards Losing His Internet Connection?

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| The latest is that French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, a big supporter of
| setting up a three strikes law in France, is being accused of violating
| copyright law himself.


British Government Violates Copyright

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| As much as I utterly despise the entire premise of Intellectual Monopoly,
| this is about violating the principles of a Free License, and if it's good
| enough for the British government to violate our civil rights in the name of
| Intellectual Monopoly, then it's good enough for the Free World to protect
| its "property" (in fact Freedom) too…


US presidential candidate is a pirate

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| THE PRESUMED Republican US presidential candidate John McCain favours
| draconian copyright enforcement, except when his own election campaign uses
| other people's music.

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