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RIAA vs. MP3 vs. Adam Smith

Great look at the economics of file sharing. Pull quote: In the RIAA-vs-MP3/Napster/Kazaa/Etc situation, the RIAA represents a small cartel

Schools targeted with anti-piracy message

The Federation Against Software Theft (Fast) is targeting primary and secondary schools for the first time with a campaign to

Without Fans the Artist is Nothing

If a tree falls in the middle of the forrest and no one is around to hear it, did it

RingTones – a pirate’s heaven

Most of you have heard of iTunes and most of you know what a ringtone is for your cell phone,

University Bans Direct Connect After RIAA Pressure

University officials will make crucial policy changes that govern usage of the university computer network next Tuesday, effectively ending student

The Docs AT&T and the NSA Don’t Want You to See

The whistle-blower in the AT&T domestic spying case submitted three documents as evidence to the court. Both AT&T and the

Windows Media Player 11 Reviewed

Yesterday, much like many of you out there no doubt, I got my hands on a beta copy of the

ZeroPaid: Explore the improved software section

As many of you may well know, I was recently appointed as the Program Administrator for Zeropaid and I’ve been

Record Industry Sues XM Satellite

Natural allies in the music industry – record labels and a leading satellite service – are on opposing sides in

More RIAA terror tactics

Police officers in Norfolk, Virginia, raided a record store called Dappa Don Clothing Company in March, confiscating several thousand dollars’

How to call anyworld in the world for FREE with Skype

Is the era of the old fashioned telephone dead? Say it isn’t so. I’m not talking about cell phones either,

NSA has massive database of Americans’ phone calls

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data

Hauling In The Hollywood Hackers

How undercover FBI agents nab the bootleggers who threaten the movie biz Under the predawn sky on June 29, 2005,

BearShare to Pay $30M to RIAA

BearShare is the latest file sharing network to collapse under RIAA pressure, BearShare has been ordered to pay $30 million

DAEMON TOOLS – Playing Your Favorite PC Games Without A Disc

Oftentimes after countless hours spent playing your favorite PC game, one will find that the game disc slowly wastes away

Apple to reward P2P usage?

These days, it seems like all we hear is how likely it is that P2P software will own your PC

RIAA & MPAA Threaten 40 Universities

THE Recording and Motion Picture Industries have sent letters, ‘informing’, 40 different Universitites, within 25 states, of the alleged file-trading

Canadian Artists Unite Against the RIAA

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has been attempting to turn Canada into an America, where they could get any

Limewire and Java – Why?

I like to use this column to write about some newsworthy happening or disturbing trend. It lets me write to

Sen. Feinstein for RIAA & MPAA in 2006, Not Consumers

Senator Diane Feinstein (D), California, will be running for re-election in the fall of this year. Her win should be