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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Shamed: MAFIAA Boss Shows How to 'Steal' Files

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Shamed: MAFIAA Boss Shows How to 'Steal' Files
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:49:17 +0100
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Paramount COO Shows FCC How To File Share, Blames Tech Companies, Has FCC Hide Its Presentation

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| Last week, the FCC held what was ostensibly a panel 
| discussion about the National Broadband Plan, but which 
| was actually focused on copyright issues. How, exactly, 
| is copyright an issue for broadband? Well, mainly 
| because the entertainment industry has been trying for 
| years to get ISPs to act as copyright cops... and 
| apparently the FCC felt the need to hear them out.


Lawsuit: Copyright Filtering Technology Infringes

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| The suit maintains that the copying and insertion of a 
| copyrighted work into a filtering system without 
| compensating the copyright holder, or obtaining their 
| consent, is a violation of the Copyright Act. The case 
| comes as copyright filtering technology is quickly 
| becoming a behind-the-scenes feature on university 
| sites, user-generated content sites and online social 
| networking venues.


Only 5% of web users would pay for online news, reports survey


Information wants to be free. Resistance is futile.


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.

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