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Apple Caught Again in Rumor Mill

Rumors that Apple is going over to Intel were discounted last month, but the company reportedly plans to announce today that it will start using Chipzilla's microprocessors and phase out IBM's. Apple plans to use Intel chips, "in lower-end Macs such as the mini in mid-2006, and higher-end models suc...

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‘Sith’ Sharers Not Cutting into Studios’ Cash

Revenge is sweet. Record-breaking box-office receipts came in for the opening of the final installment of the "Star Wars" series this past weekend. Having grossed US$158.5 million from Thursday to Sunday, "Revenge of the Sith" currently stands as online ticket seller Fandango's top-seller for openin...

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Students Running Scared in Face of Big Music Intimidation

When Princeton University Office of Information Technology policy adviser Rita Saltz learned the MPAA might follow the RIAA in suing students, she said, "My heart and viscera just shrank and chilled." Saltz is quoted in the Daily Princetonian in a story that reveals MPAA boss Dan Glickman has "expre...

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Recording Industry’s File Sharing Complaints Don’t Hold Water

In an April 20 report, Rafael Fernandez, the Recording Industry Association of America's VP of Latin music, declared: "We know that more than any other genre, Latin music is the most heavily pirated." The Big Four record labels' RIAA claims P2P file sharing is wreaking havoc with sales, causing terr...

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File-Sharers Fighting the Good Fight in Canada

Canadians concerned about attempts to have Canada's Copyright Act re-written to suit the entertainment industry's desires are marshaling their efforts to make sure it doesn't happen. Member of Parliament Peter Julian has introduced "Petition for Users Rights" signatures in Canada's Parliament. More ...

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Agence France-Presse: Behind the Times?

Google is being sued by French news agency Agence France-Presse for using AFP photos and news stories in the Google News listings. That's a bad break for Google and now, to make things worse, p2pnet.net is joining AFP in suing not only Google, but also Yahoo and any other news aggregation services i...

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The File-Sharing Follies

With a landmark Supreme Court hearing on online file sharing slated for March 29, Hollywood is stepping up its multimillion-dollar, international PR blitz to keep peer-to-peer networks in the public eye and to characterize men, women and children who share music and other files online as hardened cr...

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Anti-Piracy Begins at Home

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is trying to persuade the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that P2P companies aren't responsible for what users do with P2P technologies. Meanwhile, the movie industry trade group is suing more people it says are illegally distributing f...

P2P: The Secret’s Out

The movie industry's latest effort to subjugate file sharers and the P2P networks by taking over LokiTorrent, a well-known BitTorrent site, is still a hot topic. The entertainment industry's principal weapon is fear. Like all bullies, it picks on people who can't defend themselves. The RIAA and MPA...

Big Music’s Ambitions

Last Thursday the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) boasted it had launched another 717 lawsuits against people who share music online, bringing the total number of those victimized to a shocking 8,423. By the weekend, however, Google had indexed a only a handful of links on the story...

P2P Trickery from BDE and Altnet

Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet are still trying to come up with ways to make money out of their TrueNames DRM project. Their latest efforts look remarkably like a phishing exercise, almost akin to those Nigerian scams in which industrious scribes send out messages meant to hook the unwar...

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Go After the Real Pirates

Warez action goes on in the soundless vacuum of deep, deep cyberspace, not the noisy atmosphere of the Net where 99 percent of the online population surf. In the far reaches, warez enthusiasts trade in movies, software, music, you name it. But whatever the file being traded, it's not about money. Ra...

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P2P Goes to School

Big Music's claim that its sue 'em all campaign is driving people away from sharing files over the P2P networks has once again been seriously questioned. The latest figures from P2P network research specialists Big Champagne show strong increases in use of popular file sharing nets in the U.S. and g...

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Dig Deep To Get the Truth About File Sharing

"'Regardless of what people found in the early days of lawsuits, says Eric Garland, head of research firm BigChampagne LLC, which tracks Internet activity, 'the consensus now is that file sharing is hitting all-time highs.'" That's Garland quoted in Canada's MacLeans, and he's referring to the fact ...

Music, Film and the Price of Downloading

The members of the Big Four record label cartel have succeeded in characterizing 6,952 very ordinary Americans -- many of them students and children -- as hardened thieves and criminals who rob the beleaguered music industry and its financially hard-pressed contracted artists and support staff of wh...

Music Industry Heavies Get ‘Em While They’re Young

"Check out the clever, engaging and fun activities in the copyright awareness curriculum of Junior Achievement, Inc., and especially all the special activity plans, interactive lessons, informative materials and games in the piracy education section called 'What's the Diff?'"

Big Music Angles for Lockdown on Canada File Sharing

As of November 15, the Big Four record label cartel's 'Man in Canada' will be Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce for Universal Music Canada, who manages Universal's e-commerce strategy and helped launch the Puretracks plastic music site. He'll soon be running the CRIA, sh...

Apple’s Life Preserver Won’t Save Big Music

To the members of the Big Four record label cartel -- Warner Music, EMI, UMG and Sony-BMG -- music doesn't have much to do with music. It's a commodity they sell to the lowest (and therefore largest) common denominator. They've been seeing a decline in sales and are scapegoating P2P file sharers and...

Spitzer and Big Music

For years, the mainstream print and electronic media have been serving up music industry lies, half-truths and disinformation as if it came from credible sources. In all fairness, many (most?) of the press outlets involved often don't have much of a choice. They're either owned -- directly or at arm...

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Gaming Industry Peddles Murder-Ware to Teens

Take-Two Interactive Software, owner of the "Manhunt" video game that was banned in New Zealand and which sparked the adoption of new video/CD purchase and rental rules in Canada, recently announced a partnership with one of the members of the record label cartel that's currently suing p2p users aro...

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