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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Realise Sharing Works for Them, MAFIAA Don (Dan Glickman) Leaves

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Realise Sharing Works for Them, MAFIAA Don (Dan Glickman) Leaves
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:03:30 +0000
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Director Of The Hitler Downfall Movie Likes The Hundreds Of Parody Clips

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| Perhaps if you've been living under a pop 
| culture rock for the past few years, you 
| were unaware of the popular hobby of 
| creating subtitled videos of an angry Hitler 
| reacting to something going on in the world 
| today, using a clip from the German movie 
| Downfall. 


MPAA Boss Doesn't Even Make It To The End Of His Contract

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| Of course, right after the rumors, Glickman 
| came out and announced that he would be 
| stepping down at the end of his contract in 
| September of 2010. So it seemed like maybe 
| the studios would let him stick around to 
| the end, since it was clear he wasn't coming 
| back. Apparently even that plan has been 
| thrown out the window, as Glickman has now 
| announced that he's leaving as of April 1 in 
| order to take over Refugees International, 
| which seems like a worthy enough cause. 


Mother Who Banned File-Sharing Still Held Responsible

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| A mother who doesnât understand computers 
| and forbade her children from downloading 
| and sharing music on the Internet has been 
| held responsible for their actions. A court 
| in Germany ruled that parents simply banning 
| file-sharing is not enough, and this has to 
| be followed up to check compliance.


Pirates Are The Music Industryâs Most Valuable Customers

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| Once again the music industry has come out 
| with disappointing results for physical 
| music sales, which they blame entirely on 
| file-sharing. What they failed to mention 
| though, is that their findings show that 
| music pirates are buying more digital music 
| than the average music consumer. Since 
| digital music is the future, pirates are the 
| industryâs most valuable customers.
| Have you ever heard one of the major movie 
| studios complaining about the decrease in 
| sales of VHS tapes? We havenât. The music 
| industry on the other hand continues to 
| blame the decrease in physical sales on 
| digital piracy, ignoring the fact that 
| thereâs a generation growing up that has 
| never owned a physical CD.


Verizon ends service of alleged illegal downloaders

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| But a year after the RIAA made its 
| announcement, not one major ISP had 
| acknowledged supporting the RIAA's plan. The 
| question raised by Henson's statement is 
| whether Verizon has quietly signed on. An 
| RIAA representative declined to comment. 


More on Verizon and its antipiracy efforts

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| To date, not a single major ISP has publicly 
| acknowledged adopting a graduated response, 
| yet Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast have for some 
| reason stepped up the issuing of warning 
| letters. 


Kinsella Free Talk Live Interview on Reducing IP Costs

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| I was interviewed yesterday by Mark Edge, as 
| part of his "Edgington Post Interview 
| Series," for his Free Talk Live radio show, 
| about my Mises Daily article, "Reducing the 
| Cost of IP Law."


IP and Aggression as Limits on Property Rights: How They Differ

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| The IP advocate's argument is dishonest. He 
| says, well, my IP rule limits your property 
| rights, but so do all property rights. So 
| what's the big deal? The big deal is that 
| the only limits we recognize are that you 
| may not violate others' property rights! 
| Murder or normal theft or trespass is 
| obviously an instance of this. But using my 
| own property peacefully is not! The IP 
| advocate needs to show that my use of my own 
| DVD somehow interferes with his own property 
| in his own scarce resources. Obviously, it 
| cannot. So, it fall back on IP itself: it 
| says, well, it doesn't violate B's physical 
| property, but it does violate his 
| intellectual property. Hellooooo--THIS is 
| the circularity. The circular reasoning is 
| done by the IP advocates, NOT by the 
| libertarian who is simply a consistent 
| opponent of aggression. 


'Pants on the Ground' Guy: Show Me the Money!

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| "General" Larry Platt -- the musical 
| mastermind behind "Pants on the Ground" -- 
| hasn't seen a dime since everyone and their 
| mother started singing his tune ... and now 
| he's lawyering up in the hopes of finally 
| raking in some cash.



Obama: Stop Filling Administration with RIAA Insiders

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| Nearly two dozen public interest groups, trade pacts and library groups urged
| President Barack Obama on Thursday to quit filling his administration with
| insiders plucked from the Recording Industry Association of America.
| The demands came a week after the Justice Department, fresh with two RIAA
| attorneys in its No. 2 and No. 3 positions, announced the administration's
| support of $150,000 in damages for each music track purloined on a
| peer-to-peer file sharing program. The administration, moreover, has just
| declared as classified the inner workings of worldwide intellectual property
| trade pact. And Hollywood is urging Obama to embrace internet filtering as
| the content industry seeks to cut internet access to repeat copyright
| violators.


MPAA boss Dan Glickman: on his way out

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| Glickman wonât be laughing these days.
| TorrentFreak reports heâs been told his services will no longer be required,
| and we had an email - no doubt prompted by the TF report - saying the same.
| So who will the Hollywood moguls find to replace him? And can it be done
| within 18 months?


MediaDefender Buys MediaSentry

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| Following the departure of founders Randy Saaf and Octavio Herrera, the
| future for MediaDefender looked even more uncertain than it did previously.
| However, those concerned that their favorite anti-piracy spoofing company
| might drift away, fear no more. MediaDefenderâs parent company just acquired
| everyoneâs favorite anti-piracy tracking company, MediaSentry



The Biggest Ever BitTorrent Leak: MediaDefender Internal Emails Go Public


Hollywood steps up for ACTA

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| More than 100 international public interest organizations  are demanding
| officials from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the European Union,
| Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, all of which are
| negotiating ACTA, publish immediately the draft text of the agreement.

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