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...

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...

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...
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...

Never Trust a Bot

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been on a rampage trying to protect its artists from piracy. It uses a program, called a bot, to scan the Internet for keywords indicating that their material is...

CD’s and Nostalgia

Remember the days of vinyl? There was nothing quite like buying a brand new record, bringing it home and playing it for the first time. The sound on that first playing was so crisp and clear you...

Kazaa all you want

The RIAA has come up with this brilliant strategy. "We're not making any money, so let's sue our customers!" Nice move guys. Let me know how that works for you! It's a moot point in Canada though....
After months of pressure from the Linux Community, SCO has unveiled its evidence that is the basis of its legal battle with IBM. Analysts have been shown samples of the allegedly stolen code, and they say that the...
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...
This week, Swedish police raided the ISP of a popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay. This is going to raise a firestorm for the Swedish Government because: The Pirate Bay is considered legal under Swedish lawThe US based MPAA...

SCO Deadline Approaches

When SCO launched it's now infamous lawsuit against IBM on March 7, they gave IBM 100 days to resolve the matter. That 100 day mark puts the deadline at June 13. SCO has said that it has...

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...

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