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[News] MAFIAA Give up to the Internet, Joins Google

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Google launches free, legal music downloads in China

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| Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, 
| while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife 
| with online piracy.  


Disney and YouTube Close to Content Deal, Report Says

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| Google is reportedly in talks with Disney to stream ESPN and ABC television 
| programming such as "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," and "Ugly Betty" to 
| YouTube. In a rumored twist to the negotiations YouTube is pressuring Disney 
| not to cut a deal with rival Hulu to provide Disney-owned content to the 
| site, according to reports from the site PaidContent.org.    



The RIAA vs. 19 Year Old Cancer Patient

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| Among the RIAA's latest targets in its campaign to sue its customer base into
| submission is a 19-year-old cancer patient. Ciaro Sauro was ruled a music
| pirate after failing to defend herself in court against charges from the RIAA
| that she was sharing music files online. Ms. Sauro has said she couldn't
| defend herself as she is hospitalized once a week, and vehemently denies the
| allegations that she is a pirate.


Why the RIAA will lose in Court

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| Throughout history, major steps in the progress of nations have come about
| through landmark court cases. Whether we take the Dreyfus’s case in France,
| or the slew of court decisions in the United States in the 60s to end racial
| prejudice, we see that when public opinion reaches a boiling point, then the
| law itself changes in a rational way to accommodate the new sense of right
| and wrong.


SXSW 2009 on BitTorrent: 6 GB of Free Music

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| The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the largest and most
| popular in the United States. For the fifth year in a row, SXSW has released
| a DRM-free, RIAA-safe collection of songs totaling 6 GB, which can all be
| downloaded for free, thanks to BitTorrent.


EU Invests $22 Million in Next-Generation BitTorrent Client

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| A few weeks ago we reported that the EU Greens launched a pro-filesharing
| campaign named “I Wouldn’t Steal”. In a continued effort to support the
| development of P2P technology, the European Union has now invested $22
| million in the development of an open-source BitTorrent client.


Linux-driven BitTorrent appliance ships

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| Myka is shipping an embedded Linux device that downloads, stores, and plays
| BitTorrent media files on an attached TV. Available in 80GB, 160GB, and 500GB
| models, plus a Developer's Edition with a 1TB disk, the Myka appliances
| offload BitTorrent peer-to-peer duties from a PC.

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