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FSF expert funds for Jammie Thomas v RIAA

http://www.p2pnet.net

“Our concern was how the RIAA is trying to use this sledge-hammer against the poorest people in society to set precedents in copyright, ” the FSF’s Peter Brown told p2pnet today. The launch of the fund, organized with Beckerman’s Recording Industry Vs The People, was vitally important and now it’s being used in the Jammie Thomas case.

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Created by johnsu01 10 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 17 weeks ago
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Free Culture and Copyleft: A social movements perspective

http://www.anikarenina.com

"Radical militant librarians are out to destroy the music industry. Or at least, that’s what you might come to believe if you listen to the RIAA’s arguments. The recording industry and other corporate lobbies have convinced policymakers for decades that intellectual property protections are necessary to motivate the production of creative works.

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Created by can.axis 10 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 26 weeks ago
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RIAA using a fraudulent accusation

http://blog.wired.com

RMS: « The RIAA is using a fraudulent accusation to threaten the main lawyer that defends the RIAA's victims. »

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Created by can.axis 10 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 35 weeks ago
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RIAA to help enforcing the GPL

http://blog.milkingthegnu.org

Free/Iliad is a French Internet provider with a whooping €1B in revenues. Its founder Xavier Niel boasts being a very profitable business with all salaries representing only a few percents of Free’s revenues: a performance that might be better explained by the amount of open source leveraged by their massive infrastructure.

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RIAA Proxy Breaks IP Laws to Steal Shareaza

http://torrentfreak.com

Latest on the RIAA front: Using a French SPPF lawsuit to take the domain name, an industry authorized and 'liaised' iMesh subsidiary has rebranded their 'legal' paid P2P/spyware under false pretenses with Shareaza's copyrighted material, wrongly registered for Shareaza's trademark, and threatened it's volunteers for opposing.

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Created by Hypewise 11 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 11 weeks ago
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AT&T and Other ISPs May Be Getting Ready to Filter

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com

"The New York Times is reporting that NBC, Microsoft, AT&T, digital filtering companies, and other assorted spooks were all abuzz at the Consumer Electronics Show over the prospects for spying on and preventing -- oops, I mean "filtering" -- of Internet content at the network level, as demanded by the RIAA, MPAA, and, well, you know the drill." -- VIA Lauren Weinstein: http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000355.html

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Created by can.axis 11 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 19 weeks ago
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Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Despite more than 20,000 lawsuits filed against music fans in the years since they started finding free tunes online rather than buying CDs from record companies, the recording industry has utterly failed to halt the decline of the record album or the rise of digital music sharing.

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Created by bridget 11 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 21 weeks ago
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Maine law students vs the RIAA

http://www.p2pnet.net

“... 'This could be the true beginning of the end for the RIAA in its attempts to bring students to heel, turning them into compliant consumers of corporate product under threat of legal persecution and severe financial penalties no student can afford.' ..."

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Created by can.axis 11 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 21 weeks ago
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RMS: canada v. RIAA

http://www.stallman.org

"A Canadian study found that P2P music sharing leads people to buy more CDs — just the opposite of what the advocates of DRM claim..."

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Created by can.axis 11 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 23 weeks ago
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Expert Witness Defense Fund for RIAA Cases Established by Free Software Foundation

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com

"The Free Software Foundation has announced that it has established an Expert Witness Defense Fund to assist defendants in RIAA cases, in order "to help provide computer expert witnesses to combat RIAA's ongoing lawsuits, and to defend against the RIAA's attempt to redefine copyright law."

Contributions to the Fund are tax deductible and may be made at the following URL...

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Created by can.axis 11 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 26 weeks ago
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University Defies RIAA Demand to Release Student Downloaders' Names

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The University of Oregon (my alma mater, coincidentally) is believed to be the first US educational institution to refuse an RIAA demand to hand over the names of students alleged to have illegally downloaded music..."

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Created by can.axis 11 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 29 weeks ago
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The RIAA Attacks Usenet

http://torrentfreak.com

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but it’s too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and it won’t be going away.

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Created by greengrass 11 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 31 weeks ago
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RIAA vs. Student Culture

http://www.g4tv.com

"In 2004, a student named Zachary McCune Brown co-founded Brown University’s chapter of Students for Free Culture, a national organization across college campuses that “advocates loosening the restrictions of copyright law so that information — from software to music to research to art — can be freely shared.”..."

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Created by can.axis 11 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 32 weeks ago
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Defendant knocks Web illiterate juror in RIAA case

http://www.news.com

She doesn't raise her voice or get angry when a reporter asks her to read a story where she is called a "liar" by a member of the jury that found her guilty of copyright violations and ordered her to pay the recording industry $220,000 in damages.

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Created by anna 11 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 32 weeks ago
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Defendant: RIAA abusing courts to shore up "failing business model"

http://arstechnica.com

Another file-sharing defendant who says she has never installed or used file-sharing software is fighting back against the RIAA, accusing the music industry of waging war in the US court system to "shore up the American recording industry's failing business model."

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