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May 31, 2012 by

Google fudges take-down numbers : RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has claimed that Google's transparency report detailing take-down requests of copyright material is misleading, because the search giant limits the number of notices a company can make.

May 11, 2012 by

Are devs turning users into risky pirates?

Call me Gen Y for thinking so, but if people want something badly enough, they're going to find a way to get it. While that usually sets off the piracy alarm bells, what if it's not because you're a cheapskate, and the product is actually free?

April 25, 2012 by

Malone vs. Gane on copyright reform

Unsurprisingly, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's loss at the High Court will see internet service providers less open to compromise solutions on how to fight piracy, which means free rein for infringers.

September 1, 2009 by

Mobile Napster site lets you download your purchased tracks OTA

As I have mentioned in the past I have a rather small personal music collection so I enjoy streaming music and subscription services that let me listen to a ton of music from several genres. I have been a subscriber to the Zune Marketplace (check out my thoughts on the service) since they started giving you 10 free songs a month, but do have some issues with the service since it is still not easy to find MP3 only files and if you forget to download the 10 free songs you lose them. Today Napster launched their new mobile site, m.napster.com, that gives you the ability to discover and download your music over the air.

December 26, 2008

Privacy Abuse by Technology

The RIAA using Internet Service Providers to hunt down IP "pirates" are going to do it without search warrants. There is no way for the RIAA or any other copyright owner to know when piracy is going on without subverting the privacy of the ISP customer.

October 14, 2008 by

Livin' La Vida Linux

Encoding my CDs in a lossless, patent-fee, DRM-free format gives me the freedom to do what I want with the music I've already bought. The RIAA would probably call me a criminal.


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