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[News] MAFIAA to Add Intellectual Monopoly Tax to People's Phone Bills

  • Subject: [News] MAFIAA to Add Intellectual Monopoly Tax to People's Phone Bills
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:39:33 +0100
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Internet piracy policing could add Â24 to every phone bill

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| Tackling internet piracy could push up broadband bills by 
| Â24 a year, BT warned yesterday.


UK Anti-Piracy Plans Cost More Than Music Industry âLossesâ

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| As the UK file-sharing debate reaches fever pitch, with 
| opinionated artists being shipped in by the bus load to 
| condemn it, inevitably attention is turning to the costs 
| associated with trying to end it. According to a boss at 
| ISP BT, not only are the governmentâs plans doomed to fail, 
| but could end up costing ISPs a staggering Â1m a day.


Elton John Flip Flops: Kicking People Off The Internet Is Good! No, Bad! No, Good!

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| So, it was a bit of a surprise a few weeks back to see him 
| among the list of big name rockstars coming out against 
| kicking people off the internet for file sharing. 
| Apparently, though, no one told Elton John that he was on 
| that list, because now he's switched positions again and is 
| saying that he's all for Peter Mandelson's proposal to kick 
| people off the internet. 



Bias spelled I F P I

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| Today we just got some new information about the appeal
| case. It turns out that one of the jurors in the appeal
| will be a person employed by Spotify.
| Spotify, part-owned by the record companies that are the
| suing party, is a Swedish company that sells/streams music
| online.


Updated: Anti-Piracy Outfit and Lawyers May Operate Illegally

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| Last month TorrentFreak reported on DigiProtect, the anti-
| piracy company with the tagline âTurn Piracy Into Profitâ.
| A manager from DigiProtect revealed some of the inner
| workings on how the company operates but according to a
| lawyer who defends alleged file-sharers, he may have
| revealed just a little too much.


Pirate Bay Judge Accused Of Conflict In Another Case As Well

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| So now they've turned up another recent case (article in Swedish, here's the
| Google translation), this time involving BMW, where the judge appears to have
| been connected to the lawyers representing BMW as well.


IFPI Goes After Torrent Site Hosting Providers

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| In the aftermath of the Pirate Bay verdict, Sweden has witnessed the demise
| of many other BitTorrent trackers. But not quite enough according to music
| industry lobby group IFPI, who are now threatening the hosting providers of
| torrent sites. The host of private BitTorrent tracker TorrentBytes appears to
| be one of the first targets.


Pirate Bay Judge Accused of Bias, Calls for a Retrial

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| One of the biggest cases in file-sharing history ended last week with The
| Pirate Bay Four sentenced to huge fines and jail time. Today it is revealed
| that far from being impartial, the judge in the case is a member of
| pro-copyright groups - along with Henrik PontÃn, Monique Wadsted and Peter
| Danowsky. There are loud calls for a retrial.


RIAA Brief Attacks Free Software Foundation

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| In their proposed response, the RIAA lawyers personally attacked The Free
| Software Foundation, Ray Beckerman (NewYorkCountryLawyer), and NYCL's
| blog, 'Recording Industry vs. The People'. The 9-page response (PDF) â 4
| pages longer than the document to which it was responding â termed the FSF an
| organization 'dedicated to eliminating restrictions on copying,
| redistribution, and modifying computer programs', and accused the FSF of
| having an 'open and virulent bias against copyrights' and 'blatant bias'
| against the record companies.


RIAA publicly humiliates judge Nancy Gertner

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| Hired RIAA attack lawyers Timothy Reynolds (Holme Roberts & Owen) and Daniel
| Cloherty  (Dwyer & Collora) apparently think itâs perfectly acceptable to
| tell a judge to take a hike.

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