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[News] Copyrights Zealots Are Copyright Infringers, Ruin the Economy

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ACS:Law Anti-Piracy Lawyers Are Copyright Infringers

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| Lawyers ACS:Law have entered the anti-piracy revenue generation scheme 
| previously inhabited by Davenport Lyons. They write to alleged file-sharers 
| demanding payment of hundreds of pounds or face legal action. However, those 
| same individuals can point the finger straight back, since ACS:Law are 
| copyright infringers themselves.    


Why the “Copycats?” Report has a Copycat Problem

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| After stupidly trying to defend this indefensible position, The Conference 
| Board of Canada has now backed down, admitted that the report plagiarised 
| material, and withdrawn it, along with two others.   


P2P: worth more than the Global Financial Crisis

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| In other words, basically, P2P is worth three times more revenue than the 
| cost of the Global Financial Crisis. 



Political Hypocrisy: French President Sued for Copyright Infringement

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| This may very well become the most ironic stories of 2009 in the copyright
| debate. The CBC is reporting that French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been
| sued by an independent band for copyright infringement.


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.


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.


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…


UK government stole website theme

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| NUMBER 10, the UK Prime Minister's website, is apparently built using a
| design it nicked.

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