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Defendants in Music-Industry Lawsuit Ask for Trial to Be Broadcast Online

Defendants in Music-Industry Lawsuit Ask for Trial to Be Broadcast Online

Campaigning law prof Charlie Nesson wants the whole world to see how the RIAA shakes down students, so he's asked for the proceedings to be webcast. Apparently, the RIAA wants to hide under a rock... A Harvard Law professor representing some students sued by the recording industry for illegally downloading music has filed a motion to broadcast [...]

Legally download every single Beatles song ever released for free

Legally download every single Beatles song ever released for free

Some weeks ago, NRK - Norwegian Braodcasting - signed a deal with music rights holder organisation TONO in Norway. The new deal gives NRK right to publish podcasts of all previously broadcasted radio- and tv-programs that contains less then 70% music. Podcast containing music may be up for four weeks, while our podcast without music stay up on [...]

Musicians against music torture

Musicians against music torture

Musicians and human rights group Reprieve launched a "silent protest" against the use of music for torture and interrogation. For example, the playlists at places like Guantanamo Bay and other US military prisons/bases has included such hot platters as Deicide's "Fuck Your God" and the theme song from Barney The Purple Dinosaur. Musicians like [...]

RIAA to Abandon Mass Lawsuits

RIAA to Abandon Mass Lawsuits

Hmmmm, so using the law didn't work for them, now they're just going to play judge, jury, and executioner themselves and ask the ISPs to pull the plug on you whenever they see fit. Progress, indeed! "After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault [...]

Record labels now suing… Sourceforge

Record labels now suing… Sourceforge

Soon it'll be Intel and AMD. You know, because you can't pirate music without a processor. Maybe then they could go after Maxtor or Western Digital for making hard drives big enough to hold so many albums. Hell, even Keyboard manufacturers won't be safe! In fact, they should really sue the estates of Babbage and Turing, since they started this [...]

Browse iTunes for music then buy from Amazon

Browse iTunes for music then buy from Amazon

Advantageous is a script that lets you search the iTunes store and then buy the MP3s on Amazon. Browse through the iTunes Store, just as usual. Or use iTunes Genius feature to find new music.When you find something you want, click on Get MP3 from Amazon in the iTunes Script Menu. Advantageous mp3 takes you to the artist's or album's Amazon MP3 [...]

Selling used CDs is still legal in America

Selling used CDs is still legal in America

The record industry lost a landmark battle last spring, when a court said that merely printing "not for resale" on an unsolicited promo CD does not prevent you from reselling it -- and certainly does not prevent me from buying it. The judgement establishes that "first sale" -- the legal doctrine that says that once you buy something, it's yours -- [...]

The Pirate Bay Removes Fake Trackers from Torrents

The Pirate Bay Removes Fake Trackers from Torrents

Running the largest BitTorrent tracker on the Internet requires a lot of expensive hardware. To keep this hardware running smoothly, The Pirate Bay is constantly optimizing their setup. One of the latest changes is that they have started to automatically remove duplicate trackers from torrent files, to keep unnecessary connections between [...]

Bush signs controversial anti-piracy law

Bush signs controversial anti-piracy law

President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on how to better protect copyrights both domestically and internationally. The Justice Department had argued [...]

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Wal-Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection

Wal-Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection

...it seems only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans. Ugh. Hey suckers! Did you buy DRM music from Wal*Mart instead of downloading MP3s for free from the P2P networks? Well, they're repaying your honesty by taking away your music. Unless you go through a bunch of hoops (that you may never find out about, if you've changed [...]

For those disappointed with the sound quality of Metallica’s Death Magnetic album

For those disappointed with the sound quality of Metallica’s Death Magnetic album

I'm sure many of you (at least, those of you who are interested at all) have heard the new album by now, and a lot have not been happy with the sound quality...specifically the way the mix has been amped up increase the loudness at lower volume levels, at the expense of loss of dynamic range, going so far as to cause distortion and [...]

Michigan law passed requiring MediaSentry to have PI license

Michigan law passed requiring MediaSentry to have PI license

The RIAA's campaign against filesharers follows a standard procedure: find a computer offering files for download, get a court to force the ISP or organization that provided the computer's IP address to reveal the computer's owner, and then sue the owner. The group has contracted with MediaSentry to do the work of identifying the infringing [...]

RIAA wants the Internet shut down

RIAA wants the Internet shut down

One of the lawyers involved in defending cases bought against people by the RIAA claims that if the music industry wins a crucial case, the Internet will have to be switched off. Speaking on the DefectiveByDesign anti-DRM campaign site, Ray Beckerman said the case of Electro vs. Barker has become very important for the web's future. Barker [...]

isoHunt tells judge it’s just another search engine

isoHunt tells judge it’s just another search engine

They have a point. Google stores a ton of illegal files but no one is filing a lawsuit against them. Ugh. While the RIAA has waged a full-on legal assault against individual file-sharers, the MPAA has instead chosen to go after individual web sites. In 2006, the motion picture industry trade group filed copyright infringement lawsuits against a [...]

RIAA wants filtering on the end-user level (aka your PC)

RIAA wants filtering on the end-user level (aka your PC)

Jesus these goons don't know when to quit. If they could make you install a brain filter that prevented you from hearing pirated music I'm sure they would. At a Washington, DC, tech conference last week, RIAA boss Cary Sherman suggested that Internet filtering was a super idea but that he saw no reason to mandate it. Turns out that was only part [...]

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