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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

https://www.eff.org

Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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European Parliament Study Confirms ACTA Must Be Rejected

http://www.laquadrature.net

As a result of the copyright lobbies' noxious influence, ACTA still includes a set of measures for stepping up the war on the sharing of culture over the Internet.

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Copyrights vs Human Rights

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Simon Phipps writes insightfully about the power US-based multinational companies have over the rest of the world in the form of internet restriction laws, the three strikes practice and the lack of due process.

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RIAA record companies settle a copyright infringement class action lawsuit

http://yro.slashdot.org

Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., EMI Music Canada Inc., Universal Music Canada Inc. and Warner Music Canada Co. have agreed to pay songwriters and music publishers $47.5 million in damages for copyright infringement and overdue royalties to settle a class action lawsuit.

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UK ISPs To Pay 25% of Copyright Enforcement Costs

http://yro.slashdot.org

"The UK's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released a report (PDF) related to the new Digital Economy Act." Sounds exactly like the good old MAFIAA racket.

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Judge rules that circumventing DRM is not illegal

http://www.downloadsquad.com

In what will surely become a landmark case -- or at least a massive thorn in the MPAA and RIAA's clubbed, pygmy feet -- a judge has ruled that bypassing DRM via hacking, reverse engineering or any other means is not in itself illegal.

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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

http://news.slashdot.org

"Last week, we discussed Techdirt's tale of 'Hollywood Accounting,' which showed how movies like Harry Potter still officially 'lose' money with some simple accounting tricks. This week Techdirt is taking on RIAA accounting and demonstrating why most musicians — even multi-platinum recording stars — may never see a dime from their album sales."

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SkunkPost.com || Pirates of the college campus

http://skunkpost.com

In United States the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 is making colleges and universities do the entertainment industry's dirty work by having to invest time and money "to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material" or risk losing federal funding.

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RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

http://www.tomsguide.com

Big Brother is watching you. Actually, it's the RIAA and the MPAA, especially if you're parked on a BitTorrent client.

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MAFIAA (Copyright Cartel) Runs the Country

http://boycottnovell.com

How congressional and presidential debates gets stuffed

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The Distraction of Transparency: an ACTA News Roundup

http://www.eff.org

Senators have begun to express concern over the secrecy and content of ACTA, while the MPAA, RIAA ,,, rush to reassure them that ACTA — will be good for business and that "transparency is a distraction".

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Why open source needs the RIAA to lose

http://www.theinquirer.net

THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.

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War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief

http://www.fsf.org

"Yesterday, while we were publishing our response to the RIAA's recent attack on the merit of organizations who represent the public's interest filing informative briefs in cases that threaten to negatively affect the public's interest, the RIAA was attacking us again.

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

http://torrentfreak.com

"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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Supporting the bullies

http://blog.wired.com

RMS: « Obama has confirmed his support for the copyright bullies against the public, by appointing another RIAA lawyer to public office.

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