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Gmail May Violate EU Privacy Laws

Reuters : "'This is not just 'buyer beware.' Consumers should be aware that there's a vast violation of European law occurring here,' said Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, a citizens' group with offices in Britain and the United States. [...] Privacy groups said they were also concerned about...

Due Process Halts RIAA's Bulldozer Litigation Strategy

In a victory for due process, a Pennsylvania judge has reaffirmed his previous finding requiring that record companies that seek to sue filesharers bring individual cases against the defendants, rather than lumping them all together. Our favorite part of the ruling (PDF): when Judge Newcomer lists ways that...

The Wicked Player Piano II

Fred writes below that player pianos were the peer-to-peer file-sharing systems of their day; they spurred copyright holders to lobby Congress for what amounts to a monopoly over all machines capable of reproducing sound. Luckily for us, observes Fred, they failed -- and the modern-day recording...

The Wicked Player Piano

When considering what to make of the recording industry's current rants against peer-to-peer file sharing software, it may help to remember how the record industry got its start -- by pirating the works of famous American songwriters. Consider this article , written by John Philip Sousa in 1906: "I...

Record Labels Use P2P to Promote CD Sales

Some folks keep asking why more artists aren't breaking into the mainstream through file sharing. This article suggests that they are--but that the record labels are taking all the credit: "Record-label executives discreetly use Garland's research firm, BigChampagne, and other services to track which songs are traded online...

Listening to Larry

We would certainly be remiss if we didn't point you to AKMA's project to spread Larry Lessig's Free Culture to the four corners of the Internet. He's now in the process of recruiting volunteers to record portions of the book and make them available...

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