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[News] UK Copyright Cartel to Attack Sharing, Even Legal Sharing

  • Subject: [News] UK Copyright Cartel to Attack Sharing, Even Legal Sharing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:46:11 +0000
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Music Industry Set For Civil Action Against OiNK

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| Alan Ellis, the ex-admin of the OiNK 
| BitTorrent tracker, was cleared of Conspiracy 
| to Defraud by jury of his peers last week. 
| But now it seems that as one battle ends, 
| another begins. IFPI says it is considering 
| civil action, and is committed to reclaiming 
| the money donated to the site in order to 
| give it back to the artists.


Pigopolists wants another stab at OiNK

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| John Kennedy, chief executive of the 
| International Federation of the 
| Phonographic Industry (IFPI), said the 
| industry is considering civil proceedings 
| against Ellis in a second bid to collect 
| the Â180,000 it claims he made from running 
| the invite-only file sharing website.


No, David Bowie Is Not Responsible For The Financial Crisis

,----[ Quote ]
| We've talked in the past about some of the 
| many rather innovative efforts by David Bowie 
| to come up with new business models. He's 
| been a huge pioneer in embracing what new 
| technologies allow -- and also new markets 
| and financial opportunities.



Parties Lobby FCC on Net Neutrality

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| The Recording Industry Association of
| America and the Motion Picture Association
| of America have an established love-hate
| relationship with the Internet. Perhaps
| more hate-hate. The recording and motion
| picture industries are still struggling to
| find their footing and adapt to a world
| where MP3's replaced CD's, and where
| streaming movies are replacing DVD's.
| Dating back to the early days of Napster,
| the RIAA and MPAA have lobbied for
| legislation and leveraged the court system
| to combat online piracy. In its filing on
| net neutrality with the FCC, the RIAA wrote
| "we encourage the FCC to stay its course
| and explicitly support, encourage, and
| endorse ISP efforts to fight piracy."
| On the opposite end of the spectrum, the
| EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is
| urging individuals to join its petition to
| convince the FCC to remove language from
| the proposed net neutrality guidelines
| which provide a legal loophole for the
| entertainment industry to "hijack the
| Internet."


RIAA tells FCC: ISPs need to be copyright cops

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| The U.S. Federal Communications Commission
| should avoid adopting strict net neutrality
| rules that would limit broadband providers'
| flexibly to "address" illegal online file
| sharing, the Recording Industry Association
| of America said in comments filed with the
| FCC on Thursday.
| Internet service providers should have
| authority to block subscribers from sharing
| music and other files without permission of
| the copyright owner, the RIAA said. "ISPs
| are in a unique position to limit online
| theft," the RIAA said in its comments.
| "They control the facilities over which
| infringement takes place and are singularly
| positioned to address it at the source.
| Without ISP participation, it is extremely
| difficult to develop an effective
| prevention approach."

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