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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Still in 'Attack Mode' as a Business Model

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Still in 'Attack Mode' as a Business Model
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:10:35 +0100
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The Propaganda The Copyright Industry Teaches Our Children

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| None of the materials seem to recognize that technology has also 
| changed the production, promotion and distribution of new works, 
| and none seem to recognize that content creation can come from 
| those outside of the big corporate entities who paid for these 
| materials in the first place. Again, it's worth asking: why does 
| any educational institution or education professional use such 
| obviously biased (and at times misleading) educational materials?


Movie Industry Overreaction: Attacking Fan Subbers

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| In this case, they're demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars 
| from three people who helped translate a bunch of films, and run a 
| site for more such fansubs. What a world we live in when those who 
| do free labor for you are worthy of being sued for huge cash 
| amounts.


Derivative Work

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| Last year, RDR books endeavored to publish an unauthorized 
| encyclopedia of all things Harry Potter.  Warner Brothers filed 
| suit, and the resulting litigation turned out to be a fascinating 
| fight over the precise contours of copyright lawâs âderivative 
| workâ right.



Musicians hit out at piracy plans

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| An alliance of music stars, songwriters and record producers has spoken
| out against UK government proposals to kick file-sharers off the
| internet.


Pirated Artist Orders Police Raid on Sony Music Office

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| A Sony Music office in Mexico has been raided after the label refused to
| hand over the recordings of one of Latin Americaâs biggest artists,
| Alejandro FernÃndez. Police took over 6,000 CDs that Sony refused to
| return, even though FernÃndezâ contract with the label had ended.


Morrissey tells fans to boycott new box set reissues

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| The former Smiths singer claimed in a statement issued to fan site
| True-to-you.net, which he often communicates through, that he wouldn't
| receive any money from the reissues, released on November 2, and that he was
| not asked for approval for their release.


Stephen Fry on copyright

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| At an event in London last night, the writer, actor, and gadget fan Stephen
| Fry launched a surprisingly ferocious attack on the music and movie
| industries over the way they have acted to defend their copyright.


Richard Marx (!) attacks RIAA after $1.92M Thomas verdict

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| Jammie Thomas-Rasset was held liable to sharing 24 songs, including one by
| pop crooner Richard Marx. But the lawsuit wasn't done in Marx's nameâthis
| week, he called out the recording industry's "greedy actions."


Moby: The RIAA Needs to be Disbanded

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| The two million dollar fine handed out to Jammie Thomas by a Minnesota jury
| this week hasnât done the music industryâs image much good. While lawyers and
| high level managers at the major labels cracked open the Champagne, artists
| such as Moby and Radiohead shook their heads in shame at what the music world
| has become.

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