John Halderman has found a way around BMG's CD copy protection -- hold down the Shift key. Its fitting of a Sandra Bullock movie. According to Halderman, the copy protection, provided by SunnComm Technologies, works as the CD is...

Universal Fights Back

With a 20% drop in sales over the past 3 years, the music industry is finally understanding that they can't just sit back and whine about piracy. They need to win their customers back. Universal Music Canada is trying...

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...

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...
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...

iTunes raises legal questions

Logic would dictate that if I buy a CD, then I can resell it. Does this logic hold up if it is a digital song purchased from iTunes? George Hotelling wants to know. He purchased "Double Dutch...

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....
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...
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...

Now the target is on Modchips

The US Department of Justice has shut down a website selling "modchips", a hardware device that removes copy protection from popular video game consoles, such as PlayStation, PlayStation2 or the Xbox. Soldering the chip into the game console...
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....

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