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[News] Shills and Liars Tell Parliament That P2P has Terrorists Running Amok

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How Not To 'Save' The Music Industry: Ask The Folks Who Benefited From Old

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| There's a group in the UK called "MusicTank," which is supposed to represent 
| something of a "think tank" around the music industry. It was the head of 
| MusicTank, back at Midem, who "joked" about how everyone there could solve 
| the industry's problems, because all the stakeholders were present, "except 
| the consumers, since they can't afford to be here." That should give you an 
| idea of one of the main reasons why the industry is in so much trouble. It 
| never really considers the folks who actually listen to the music to be a 
| serious constituent.        


Copyright treaty is classified for 'national security'

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| Last September, the Bush administration defended the unusual secrecy over an 
| anti-counterfeiting treaty being negotiated by the U.S. government, which 
| some liberal groups worry could criminalize some peer-to-peer file sharing 
| that infringes copyrights.   
| Now President Obama's White House has tightened the cloak of government 
| secrecy still further, saying in a letter this week that a discussion draft 
| of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and related materials 
| are "classified in the interest of national security pursuant to Executive 
| Order 12958."     



MPAA Study Links Piracy to Gangs and Terrorists

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| The MPAA funded report report titled ‘Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and
| Terrorism’ claims that terrorist groups use film piracy to finance their
| activities, while organized gangs see it as a significant revenue stream.
| Selling pirated goods is a ‘low-risk, high-profit enterprise’ which attracts
| criminals of all sorts according to the report. And, as if that is not bad
| enough, in some areas the influence of these pirating gangs extends into law
| enforcement and political leaders, who are bought, intimidated, or induced to
| create “protected spaces” where crime flourishes.


MPAA Study Calls For Piracy Patriot Act

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