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[News] MAFIAA Goes Undercover, Upsets Barber Shops

  • Subject: [News] MAFIAA Goes Undercover, Upsets Barber Shops
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 06:15:12 +0000
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BitTorrent Spammers Chosen to Spy On French Pirates

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| The French anti-piracy outfit Trident Media 
| Guard has been chosen by the entertainment 
| industry to track and report illegal 
| downloaders in France. The company, known 
| globally for its pollution of BitTorrent and 
| other file-sharing networks with fake data, 
| will assist in the recently passed Hadopi 
| three-strikes law.


Spanish hairdressers say No! to SGAE

,----[ Quote ]
| Hundreds of hairdressers and beauty centres in 
| Barcelona, Sabadell and Lleida, Spain, are 
| displaying a poster featuring a girl with a 
| vinyl record and the words âCatalan 
| hairdressers are ordered to pay royalties for 
| playing the radio in their shopsâ.



Secret copyright treaty debated in DC: must-see video

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| Two recurring points that Metalitz raised
| were that the secrecy in the treaty was a
| requirement of foreign negotiating
| partners, and the US's hands were tied; and
| that the treaty wouldn't require any of the
| "advanced" nations to change their law (he
| repeated the oft-heard unfounded slur that
| Canada is a rogue nation when it comes to
| copyright law).
| Both of these points are simply wrong. The
| country demanding that ACTA be kept secret
| is the good old US of A, whose strategy for
| this is being driven by former
| entertainment industry lawyers who have
| found new homes as senior officials in the
| Obama government (the Democrats are
| terrible on copyright, sadly -- we can
| thank Bill Clinton for the Digital
| Millennium Copyright Act). These lawyers
| are Metalitz's old pals, his colleagues in
| the decades he's spent winning special
| privileges and public subsidy for his rich
| clients.

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