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[News] Intellectual Monopolists Launch More Legal Attacks Against Progress

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolists Launch More Legal Attacks Against Progress
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 22:40:36 +0100
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EMI Back To Trying To Personally Bankrupt Michael Robertson

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| You may recall that EMI not only sued Michael 
| Robertson's most recent company, MP3Tunes, but 
| also sued Robertson personally, which is an 
| intimidation technique that creates tremendous 
| chilling effects for any executive or founder 
| of any company. 


UK Newspapers Threatening Aggregator: Like Donkeys Suing The Inventor Of The Wheel

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| However, it's really difficult to see what sort 
| of complaint any newspaper could have with such 
| a service whose sole purpose is to drive more 
| traffic.


UK newspapers threaten major news aggregator

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| News aggregator NewsNow has been on the 
| receiving end of legal threats from a number of 
| UK newspapers, a move that is the equivalent of 
| a herd of donkeys filing a class action suit 
| against the inventor of the wheel.


German copyright holders might prefer piracy now


MPAA Fires Three Anti Piracy Bosses

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| The MPAA is currently involved in legal battles 
| against several BitTorrent sites. Last year 
| Hollywoodâs lobby organization booked a victory 
| in court when they managed to shut TorrentSpy 
| down, but despite these efforts the studio 
| bosses are still not satisfied. Three of the 
| MPAAâs anti-piracy leaders have now been fired.


Diminishing Numbers Think Piracy Is Theft

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| Despite tough talking by government and 
| legislators, not to mention action against 
| Pirate Bay,  fewer Swedes than ever before 
| believe that downloading copyrighted material 
| is theft.
| Swedenâs new IPRED legislation and attempts by 
| politicians to demonize file-sharing donât seem 
| to be working.



Viacom thinks it has found a smoking gun

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| Viacom is suing Youtube for a billion dollars and claims to
| have uncovered emails that allegedly proved employees of the
| video website were among those who uploaded unauthorised
| content.


YouTubeâs Bandwidth Bill Is Zero. Welcome to the New Net

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| YouTube may pay less to be online than you do, a new
| report on internet connectivity suggests, calling
| into question a recent analysis arguing Googleâs
| popular video service is bleeding money and
| demonstrating how the internet has continued to
| morph to fit userâs behavior.
| In fact, with YouTubeâs help, Google is now
| responsible for at least 6 percent of the internetâs
| traffic, and likely more â and may not be paying an
| ISP at all to serve up all that content and attached
| ads.

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