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Do "Strikes" Programs Help to Reduce Piracy?

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After years of negotiating and planning the U.S. “six strikes” system finally went live in February. The Copyright Alert System follows the example of French three-strikes law Hadopi, with the difference that Internet providers cooperate voluntarily and repeat infringers aren’t at risk of lengthy Internet disconnections. The ultimate goal of...
Do "Strikes" Programs Help to Reduce Piracy?

The $8 Billion iPod: Entrepreneur Rob Reid Ridicules Music Piracy Claims

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The co-founder of Listen.com satirizes the absurdities of "Copyright Math" in a much-viewed TED talk....
The $8 Billion iPod: Entrepreneur Rob Reid Ridicules Music Piracy Claims

Judge refuses to set aside $675K fine in music piracy case

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In the latest twist in a saga that has dragged on for seven years, a federal judge refused to set aside a $675,000 fine that a jury imposed on a former Boston University student for illegally downloading 30 songs....
Judge refuses to set aside $675K fine in music piracy case

Music piracy 'down' as revenues rise

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Piracy levels are falling, thanks to a combination of legal action and better legal alternatives, a market research firm says....
Music piracy 'down' as revenues rise

Why The Music Industry Should Be Thanking Illegal Downloaders

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Next month, people who download music illegally may start getting anti-piracy warnings from their Internet Service Providers. If recent research is any indication, maybe they should be getting "thank you" notes instead.  Turns out that people who frequently download music without paying for it actually end up buying 30% more...
Why The Music Industry Should Be Thanking Illegal Downloaders

MediaNama MustReads From January 2011

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Just in case you missed something important on MediaNama in January, here’s a list of 20 posts we think you should have read, in no particular order: - Indian Government Begins Online Advertising Pilot Via DAVP; Rates & Empanelment Terms - The Lowdown: The RIL – Network18 Deal - Amazon To...
MediaNama MustReads From January 2011

Minnesota file-sharer loses appeal, must pay $222,000

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A three-judge panel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit ruled (PDF) Tuesday in the case of a Minnesota woman, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who has been fighting music piracy legal battles since 2007. The case, when it began, was the first criminal trial involving unauthorized file-sharing of intellectual...
Minnesota file-sharer loses appeal, must pay $222,000

Judge Sees Nothing Unreasonable About $675,000 Music Piracy Fine

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Joel Tenenbaum, the music downloader, has been fighting the case since 2007....
Judge Sees Nothing Unreasonable About $675,000 Music Piracy Fine

Appeals Court upholds jury award of $222,000 in music piracy case

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In the second major legal victory for music labels in recent weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit has upheld a jury award of $222,000 against a woman accused of pirating 24 songs over a peer-to-peer file sharing network....
Appeals Court upholds jury award of $222,000 in music piracy case
Music industry again hoards Pirate Bay booty, starves artists

Google music 'doesn't make sense'

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The UK's biggest record labels say the launch of Google Play "doesn't make sense" because the firm's search engine is still not tackling music piracy in its results....
Google music 'doesn't make sense'

$222,000 Music Piracy Fine Not Unconstitutional, Court Rules

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The RIAA vs. Thomas-Rasset has been a long and tortuous case, with three trials over the last five years. After finally progressing to the appeals stage, the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has now ruled in favor of the RIAA and its member companies. The court decided...
$222,000 Music Piracy Fine Not Unconstitutional, Court Rules

Tool Singer Defends His Lawn: Decries Our Entitled, Uncreative Society

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Reader vegetaman points us to some comments made by Maynard James Keenan (best known as the singer for the band Tool) in an Oregon radio interview that suggest he's reached the "get off my lawn" phase of his career. When asked about music piracy and its effect on the industry,...
Tool Singer Defends His Lawn: Decries Our Entitled, Uncreative Society

Music Pirates Find Download Tools On Microsoft's Windows Phone 8

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As on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, a number of apps allowing users to download free and copyrighted music have cropped up on Microsoft's Windows Phone. Windows Phone apps including Audiotica, Music And Ringtones Downloader and Sky Music all allow users to download music - including, it should be said, legally...
Music Pirates Find Download Tools On Microsoft's Windows Phone 8

The 404 1,135: Where we turn the piracy up (podcast)

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The wait is over for iPhone 5 buyers today despite the ongoing Apple Maps mess, so let the Apple picking begin! To combat smartphone theft, the NYPD wants to remind everyone about their Operation ID plan that lets users register their devices with local authorities. To everyone's surprise, the iPhone...
The 404 1,135: Where we turn the piracy up (podcast)

Surprise: Neil Young still hates digital music

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‘Piracy is the new radio' Neil Young, who a few years back famously described Apple as the “Fisher-Price” of sound quality, is giving his “I hate digital music” can another kick, claiming that even the late Steve Jobs listened to vinyl rather than his own company’s inventions.…...
Surprise: Neil Young still hates digital music

Music piracy on the decline as digital music sales grow

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Maybe music executives can finally stop singing the blues. Music piracy is on the decline, analysts say, while an industry group said digital music sales in 2012 drove global music industry revenues up for the first time since 1999. Read full article >>...
Music piracy on the decline as digital music sales grow

Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn't Impact Digital Music Sales

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Somewhere, there is a very sad music lobby analyst shedding a tear. “The vast majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our sample would not have been legally purchased if illegal downloading websites were not available to them,” reads a European Commission study on the...
Study: Pirates Rejoice, Illegal Downloading Doesn't Impact Digital Music Sales

Neil Young: Piracy is good, MP3s are not

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Rock legend Neil Young has always been something of a maverick, and his latest comments surrounding the music industry are unlikely to win him many fans in the boardrooms of record labels. Young told the Dive Into Media conference this week that music piracy was “acceptable” and “the new radio…...
Neil Young: Piracy is good, MP3s are not

Global music piracy 'unstoppable'

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The world's largest music company admits that internet piracy cannot be stopped, despite the fight against it....
Global music piracy 'unstoppable'

Liam Gallagher Hates Rock Stars Moaning about Piracy

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Over the last few years we’ve reported on many artists who’ve spoken out about piracy. Some did so in a positive or at least pragmatic way, but others including Lily Allen launched a direct assault on everything file-sharing related. The first group of artists is now joined by UK rock...
Liam Gallagher Hates Rock Stars Moaning about Piracy

Continuing the cybersecurity drumbeat, malware is said to have 'incapacitated' oil rig computer systems

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A report in the Houston Chronicle indicates that oil rigs and platforms have been “incapacitated” by malware that employees downloaded, both whilst ashore and on the ocean-borne resource extraction implements themselves. The culprits are banal: activities involving pornography and music piracy. What isn’t easily dismissed is the concept of an errant...
Continuing the cybersecurity drumbeat, malware is said to have 'incapacitated' oil rig computer systems

RT @nggauthier: Domingo Rivera obtains first Federal "music piracy" jury trial defense victory http://bit.ly/ackpta

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RT @nggauthier: Domingo Rivera obtains first Federal "music piracy" jury trial defense victory http://bit.ly/ackpta

Music piracy - who's on the moral high ground?

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Music labels say the search giant has become a piracy directory...
Music piracy - who's on the moral high ground?

A Decade After Napster, the Music Piracy Debate Rages On

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Ten years ago this month, Napster filed for bankruptcy. The peer-to-peer filesharing network succumbed to an all-out legal war waged by major record labels, but not before popularizing downloadable digital music and sparking a heated debate about music piracy and its consequences. Today, that argument rages on, at times...
A Decade After Napster, the Music Piracy Debate Rages On

VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire

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The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the six months of this year so far than in the whole of 2011....
VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire

Leaked RIAA Report: SOPA/PIPA "Ineffective Tool" Against Music Piracy

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“These illicit sites are among the culprits behind the music industry’s more than 50 percent decline in revenues during the last decade, resulting in 15,000 layoffs and fewer resources to invest in new bands,” wrote RIAA CEO Cary Sherman in a New York Times piece last year. “It should be...
Leaked RIAA Report: SOPA/PIPA "Ineffective Tool" Against Music Piracy

BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

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As suggested in our recent article, 2010 may prove to be the year where eBooks make their real breakthrough into the mainstream. With their increasing popularity among the masses it is inevitable that eBooks will become more widely pirated online. At the moment though, largely due to the fact that...
BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

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Steve Jobs is often credited for offering a revolutionary way to curb music piracy. It wasn't to drag music fans into court, saddling them with crippling debt and legal fees. It wasn't about convincing ISPs to institute a copyright alert system to hassle users. No, the Apple co-founder had...
Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?

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Recently, the UK government passed The Digital Economy Act which included many, perhaps draconian, measures to combat online music piracy (including withdrawing broadband access for persistent pirates). Much was proclaimed about how these new laws would protect musicians and artists revenue and livelihoods. But how much money do musicians really...
How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?
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