Next Moves for SCO

As the deadline for the SCO vs IBM resolution passed at midnight last night, many are watching to see what their next moves are. There is speculation that SCO could try to request a preliminary injuction against IBM,...

Oh the Irony…

And from the "eye for an eye" files... Sharman Networks, the company that distributes the "Kazaa Media Desktop" software whose users are being targetted by the RIAA, is now suing the RIAA for... get this... Copyright infringement. Earilier this year, in...

A Look in the Mirror

A new study from AT&T Laboratories and the University of Pennsylvania shows that a whopping 77% of pirated movies available on file sharing networks appear to be "inside jobs". A majority of films have either been released online...
The FCC regulator in the US has suddenly gone into high gear since the "Wardrobe Malfunction" incedent. Suddenly all live broadcasts are on delay, and the FCC is looking at every broadcast under a microscope. Nigel Wally...

Which is a worse crime?

The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) which has been so badly abused in the last few years is undergoing a facelift. They're making it worse! As the Inquirer points out, it puts these crimes into perspective. "The new law...
The Canadian Music Creators Coalition is stepping up to support fans being sued by the RIAA. CMCC members includes big name acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlin, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace and other notable...
In the wake of the huge developments in the SCO / IBM / Linux world, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds says that he is not sure about SCO's claim that Linux contains unlicenced Intellectual Property. He is,...
Friday's decision by the Copyright Board of Canada futher clarifies the 1999 ruling on Private copying, having a profound impact on the current campaign by the RIAA in the US to halt P2P sharing. The 1999 ruling introduced levies on...

Antitrust hits Apple

Noting that Apple has an 80% market share on legal music downloads, and 90% of the market share of portable music players, a judge in California has given the go-ahead for an antitrust suit against the Apple monopoly. Currently, you...

The SCO Saga

SCO has been on a legal rampage over its claims that some of their intellectual property exists in the Open Source Linux Operating System. They launched a $1 billion lawsuit against IBM in March, followed by sending 1500...
Michaella Stephens has calculated that it will take 800,000 days for the RIAA to sue all 60 million P2P music file traders at a rate of 75 per day. That, of course assumes that the RIAA has any...

Build it and they will come

The recording industry has refused to believe that online music sales could work; that piracy was inevitable. Not so. Many people were pirating songs because they weren't given a viable legal alternative. The recording industry's assault on the...

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