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[News] Latest Intellectual Monopolies/Copyright Cartel Blunders

  • Subject: [News] Latest Intellectual Monopolies/Copyright Cartel Blunders
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 03:10:50 +0000
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Imprisoned Terrorist, Carlos The Jackal, Claims Intellectual Property Over Documentary About His Life

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| In the past, we've seen various attempts by 
| people to claim they had some sort of 
| intellectual property right over a TV show 
| or movie about them, but those claims rarely 
| get very far. We've also seen people in 
| prison with too much time on their hands 
| suddenly claim IP rights over their name or 
| likeness. 


Classical artists such as Hilary Hahn chart big on Billboard with little sales

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| On Jan. 14, the violinist Hilary Hahn scored 
| a rare gig for a classical music performer: 
| She appeared on "The Tonight Show." And not 
| just any "Tonight Show," but the "Tonight 
| Show" during the final days of Conan 
| O'Brien's brief tenure as host. Everybody 
| was watching. So it came as no surprise that 
| Hahn's new album, "Bach: Violin and Voice," 
| debuted that week at No. 1 on the Billboard 
| classical charts. 


Has The Recording Industry Reached The Bargaining Stage Of Grief?

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| This is the second year that I was 
| privileged to attend (and speak) at Midem, 
| the big music industry conference that takes 
| place each January.
| [...]
| Instead, the word that I kept hearing was 
| "quiet." Almost everyone you spoke to 
| mentioned how "quiet" Midem was this year. 
| Attendance was down (apparently about 10% 
| from last year, when I remember them saying 
| that attendance had also been down about 
| 10%), but that's not too surprising given 
| the state of the economy and the general 
| turmoil of the industry. 


Telecoms package to end uncontested

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| The EU is reportedly on the cusp of 
| undermining Internet users' fundamental 
| freedoms for good as the European Council is 
| putting pressure on MEPs to agree to a 
| watered-down version of the telecoms package 
| tomorrow (4 November), making it possible to 
| cut off the Web connections of suspected 
| illegal downloaders without a fair trial.


p2pnet â last post

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| Iâm closing down. And so is Wikileaks.
| âTo concentrate on raising the funds 
| necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we 
| have reluctantly suspended all other 
| operations, but will be back soon,â it says. 
| âWe protect the world â but will you protect 
| us?â
| I canât claim p2pnet has been protecting the 
| world, but Iâve done my best to unspin some 
| of the vested interest corporate spin, and 
| expose a few of the lies and corruption.
| I launched p2pnet close to 10 years ago and 
| in that time Iâve published thousands of 
| pages on topics ranging from Big Musicâs 
| black-hearted persecution of its own 
| customers, through the CBCâs amazing new US 
| licensing plan to Is Michael Bublà a pot 
| head? and The Wonder that is iPad!, to quote 
| from some of todayâs posts.


Update â FT article full text

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| Unfortunately, in the copyright realm, the 
| Obama administration had devoted itself, 
| like its predecessors, largely to a content 
| industry agenda which has given us mind-
| numbingly long copyright terms, intrusive 
| legally backed digital rights management, 
| and even a new proposal to cut individuals 
| off from the internet simply for being 
| accused, three times, of illicit 
| downloading.


Abundance Creates Utility But Destroys Exchange Value

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| The cognitive capitalism and New Growth 
| Theory models are an updated version of 
| Daniel Bellâs âpost-industrialâ thesis. The 
| problem is, post-industrialism is self-
| liquidating. Technological progress destroys 
| the technical prerequisites for capturing 
| value from technological progress.


Craigslist Et Al Take $13.6 Billion Out Of Classified Ads Sector 

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| Rick Edmonds, over on Poynter Online, notes 
| that the classified ads sector dropped to $6 
| billion in 2009. This compares with $10 
| billion in 2008, and $19.6 billion in 2000.


âInkâ â The Movie That Blew Up On BitTorrent

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| In November 2009, an indie movie received 
| unprecedented worldwide attention after 
| becoming a massive hit on BitTorrent 
| networks. âInkâ, which was downloaded well 
| in excess of 400,000 times, shot into the 
| top 20 movies on iMDb. In a new interview, 
| the creators talk about their experience and 
| the future of movie distribution.


Landmark ISP liability case decided in Australia

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| This is a lengthy and complex ruling, but it 
| is remarkable that it has fallen upon a 
| judge that seems to get the importance of 
| the ruling in the wider context, and also 
| who got the technical complexities involved.  
| Cowdroy J has managed to wade through the 
| technical issues with exceptional clarity, 
| and has produced a ruling that should become 
| an instant classic.  The judge accurately 
| identifies that the case hinges on two 
| simple questions.  Have the iiNet customers 
| infringed copyright directly?  The answer is 
| yes. 


UCLA professors banned from posting videos online

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| As of winter quarter 2010, teachers are no 
| longer permitted to post videos on their 
| course Web sites.
| The Association for Information Media and 
| Equipment, a trade organization, has accused 
| UCLA of infringing on copyright laws.



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.

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