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Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

By Zach Walton October 18, 2012

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are. …

White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement
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Not long after the news broke that top Internet Service Providers had agreed to a deal with the music and film industries to adopt a new, graduated response to piracy, the White House threw its support behind the deal on …

Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes
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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new anti-piracy campaign being pushed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The deal, backed by the music and movie businesses would have major Internet Service Providers sign a …

AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures
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Top Internet Service Providers and media groups are very close to a deal that would amount to one of the most serious anti-piracy measures to date. According to multiple sources, CNET is reporting that a group of ISPs that includes …

Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record

Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit targeting the Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables set the record for largest file-sharing suit ever. It targeted roughly 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie between February and March of this year. That …

Netflix Top Internet Traffic Source in North America Netflix Top Internet Traffic Source in North America
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Netflix is King of the Internets. At least, if you go by peak period traffic. A new report by Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks says that real-time entertainment has overtaken web browsing as the source of the majority of internet traffic …

LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million
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Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different …

Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders
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United States Federal Judges are sending mixed messages when it comes to the legality of forcing ISPs to fork over customer information. Days after one District Court Judge rules against the right to subpoena ISPs, another has granted a motion …

Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading? Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?
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Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric …

P2P Music Sharing on the Decline? P2P Music Sharing on the Decline?

The fight against digital music piracy seems to always be a step behind the current trends. When the doors were finally shut on Napster, some people * ahem* had already gotten more music via the service in a week than …

Harvard Prof To Argue P2P Is Fair Use

One of the biggest legal fights between the music industry and a file sharer is slated for this summer, and the outcome will determine more than just whether defense counsel is a genius or out of his flippin’ mind.

Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson made headlines by taking the case of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum, in a fight for his financial life against habitual copyright law abuser the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA—now with five former attorneys heading up your Department of Justice).

Online Entertainment Applications Dominate Evening Hours

Internet users behavior is shifting as online entertainment-based applications such as gaming, video streaming, social networking and VoIP communications dominate peak evening hours between 6:00 and 11:00p.m., according to a report from network equipment company Sandvine.

The report found these real-time, interactive applications increase up to 50 percent per subscriber during peak evening hours.

Lime Wire Wants to Play By the Rules

Lime WireFile sharing outfit Lime Wire is looking to go the way of Napster, but in an even bigger way. As it continues to battle the RIAA in legal matters, independent labels are embracing the service as it strives to become legitimate.

FCC Penalty For Comcast? Fuggedaboutit

That possible sanction for Comcast’s admitted use of traffic shaping software to interfere with customer broadband accounts when using peer to peer software apparently evaporated after further review.

Legal P2P Might Be Coming To The UK

 The UK may have legal music via P2P licensed at the broadband ISP level by the end of the year, according to the Register. The British government apparently pushed for talks between ISP’s and the music industry as a preferred solution to legislation.

SpiralFrog Starts Its Own Club

 SpiralFrog has launched SpiralFrogClub.com as well as started its first North American marketing campaign.

Tweens Prefer iTunes To P2P
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We’re not sure we believe it, but a new study by the NPD Group claims that purchasing music from Apple’s iTunes Store is more popular with tweens (kids 9-to 14) than "illegally"  downloading music. The report says 70% of tweens now use legal services with iTunes grabbing 49%, Limewire still commands 26% and MySpace is used by 16%.