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...

This is getting stupid

The music industry's desperation is showing. Now they are trying to charge anyone and everyone to save their dying industry. SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) has sent a letter to dentists...
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...
The Recording Industry has found another place to lay blame for increased music piracy, this time with Internet Provider BT. They continue to point the finger at everyone else, while they stand in the way of companies trying to use...

Drive By WiFi

The Los Angeles Police departement will be protecting the Homeland with a WiFi Network around 27 of its police stations. It would suppliment the existing data system by sending high-bandwidth information to the cars as they pass the...
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,...
This is the headline that the RIAA doesn't want to see. In the zeal of launching 261 lawsuits against file-sharers, they have undoubtably caught some "criminals" that the public will sympathize with. 12 year old girls, single mothers or...

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...

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....
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...
Stephan Dion announced today his new "tough on crime" platform. In it, he introduces the "Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act" to assist law enforcement in fighting crime. "This bill will allow the police and CSIS adapt to new communications technology....

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...

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