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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case

We reported last week on the efforts of Charles Nesson to have the Supreme Court hear his client’s (Joel Tenenbaum) case. The Supreme Court has denied Nesson’s petition. It’s unfortunate since a Supreme Court verdict would go a long way in clearing up the mess we’re in right now. As we explained on Friday, the problem came in the form …

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New Center For Copyright Info Set To Start Sinking Pirates Soon

Remember when Google defended itself from any culpability due to “safe-harbor” protection from hosting copyright-infringing material and, instead, argued that the responsibility of policing those infringements should rest with the copyright holders themselves? It appears as that several entertainment companies have begrudgingly taken Google’s advice and now, with the help of several internet service providers, are preparing to roll out …

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Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs that are partcipating in the program will begin implementing their new policies by July 12th. The new policy was unveiled …

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Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government

When MegaUpload went down in January, there were complaints from many legitimate users of the site saying that their personal files, including files for work, were gone. One of the solutions has been in the form of a lawsuit being brought against the FBI by the Pirate Party. Kit Dotcom, finally out on bail, has told TorrentFreak that he is …

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Spotify and Artists Still Disagree Over Royalties

Spotify and artists are in the midst of a battle of sorts over royalties that each feel is deserved. The thing in question is, how much? How much is a digital stream worth? Some services pay more than others, some charge more to play than others. If the record companies are to be believed, then as of right now, the …

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The Pirate Bay: RIAA Is Kid Screaming For Candy

The RIAA and The Pirate Bay are at it again. Both groups have fired at each other over blogs that paint each other in a negative light. Let’s watch the fireworks, shall we? Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive VP of the RIAA wrote a blog post titled, “The Pirate Bay: Exhibit A For Why Foreign Rogue Websites Must Be Effectively Addressed.” …

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Google May One Day Face Lawsuit From Music Industry

The entertainment industry doesn’t like search engines. They may take that dislike to the next level soon. TorrentFreak is reporting that IFPI wants Google to play nice with the entertainment industries by removing “pirate” Web sites from search results and giving preference to legal options. We reported last month that Google and other search engines met behind closed doors with …

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Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing their customers didn’t exactly have the intended results. More people pirated music and much hatred for the trade group emanated …

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Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites

Anonymous is continuing their takedown of sites in some way associated with the fact that the Department of Justice took down popular filesharing site MegaUpload earlier today. The latest victims? The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America. @YourAnonNewsAnonymousAnonymous/Megaupload backlash update: http://t.co/iOMRwwrS is now Tango Down | #OpPayback #OpMegaupload #SOPA #PIPA 8 minutes ago via …

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EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates

EMI, one of the three big music companies and a vocal supporter of SOPA, has filed suit against the Republic of Ireland for failing to bring itself into line with EU law regarding anti-piracy measures. EMI has been lobbying the Irish government to institute measures that would allow copyright holders to block access to infringing sites. Despite a government promise …

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SOPA Necessary To Protect Our Safety, According To RIAA VP

As staunch supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, it comes as no surprise that the RIAA would scoff at the OPEN Act, a measure proposed by Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Ron Wyden. It’s just the argument that is unbelievable, although nothing at this point should really be unbelievable. The OPEN Act is a sort of alternative to SOPA …

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Would SOPA Be Better Without The RIAA’s Influence?

While much of the focus concerning the SOPA/PIPA bills points towards the government officials who are sponsoring these acts, are there other potential, perhaps obvious contributors that have escaped scrutiny? Or is everyone resigned to the fact the entertainment industry has their collective hands all over the composition of these bills? In a report at ITWorld, Kevin Fogarty asks a …

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