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[News] Another Pro-Intellectual Monopolies Judge Appointment Discredit the Legal System

  • Subject: [News] Another Pro-Intellectual Monopolies Judge Appointment Discredit the Legal System
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:52:19 +0100
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Two More Pirate Bay Appeal Judges Accused of Bias

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| Earlier this week TorrentFreak reported that there 
| had been objections over one of the proposed lay 
| judges set for the Pirate Bay appeal. Now there are 
| yet more claims of possible bias, this time with two 
| of the main judges who have both been members of pro-
| copyright groups.


Music piracy costs money; does fighting it cost more?

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| The major music labels say that they stand to lose 
| Â200 million this year in the UK alone thanks to 
| Internet file-sharing. But one of the country's 
| biggest ISPs is now slinging around some huge numbers 
| of its own, saying it will actually cost ISPs Â365 
| million a year to adopt "three strikes" rules meant 
| to stem piracy.


A crowd-sourced translation of The Lost Symbol: is this copyright infringement?

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| His last book, The Da Vinci Code, was wildly popular 
| in China and propelled translations of his earlier 
| novels onto bestseller lists as well. The latest 
| thriller, which follows the further adventures of 
| intrepid symbologist Robert Langdon, should sell well 
| over here too.
| Once it's translated, that is. People's Literature 
| Publishing House expects a Chinese edition to be on 
| shelves sometime in 2010.



The Pirate Bay Taken Offline By Swedish Authorities (Updated)

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| Following the earlier court defeat for Fredrik, Gottfrid and Peter and the
| pending civil action taken by several Hollywood studios, the Swedish
| authorities have now ordered The Pirate Bay to be disconnected from the
| Internet. The siteâs bandwidth suppliers have been threatened with a large
| fine. The site is completely offline.


Pirate Bay site down as anchor set adrift

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| The Pirate Bay is out of action again 24 hours after Swedish authorities
| blocked the infamous BitTorrent tracker site.


Pirate Bay Block Violates Democratic Principles, ISP Says

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| Norwayâs largest Internet provider âTelenorâ was dragged to court by the
| movie and music industries last month, after it refused an earlier request to
| disable customer access to The Pirate Bay. Today, Telenor explains why it
| didnât cave in to the legal pressure and says it wants the courts to rule on
| the issue instead.


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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