File Sharing

File-Sharers Denied Official Religion Status in Sweden

"All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no different. While copyright holders are often quick to label file-sharers as pirates, there is a large group of people who actually consider copying to be a sacred act.

US judge rules IP addresses are not enough

"P2P legal trolls have heart attack. The booming industry of legal P2P trolls have just received a huge setback in the US. For a while legal outfits have been seeing an IP address on a torrent cloud and contacting the ISP where the address is hosted. They then get a court order demanding that details of the IP address be handed over to them so that the fileshare can be sued. They usually do not sue, but instead get an out of court settlement and split the cash with the movie studios. However that will be turned around after U.S.

"Exploit now, pay later": music labels finally pay artists

"The dispute concerns something called "pending lists" maintained privately by the major labels. Since 1988, it has become increasingly common for the labels to simply issue CDs (often compilation albums) without actually locking down the copyright permission and pay arrangements with the music's creators.

Four years ago Pirate Bay was shut down

Really

It was four years ago today that the P2P site Pirate Bay was raided by cops at the request of the music industry. That should have been the end of the matter. Music and film industry wins, goes home for tea and biscuits.

Thomas' piracy penalty Reduced

Updated at 2:03 p.m. PST to include quotes from RIAA, music industry sources, and Jammie Thomas-Rasset's attorney.

A U.S. district court has dramatically slashed the amount of money a Minnesota woman must pay in damages for illegally sharing music online.

Last June, a federal jury in Minnesota found Jammie Thomas-Rasset liable for willful copyright infringement and ordered her to pay nearly $2 million. Michael Davis, chief judge for the U.S.

Pirate Bay Returns, Vows a Fight to the End

A day after a Swedish court successfully ordered an Internet service provider to take down the torrent-tracking Web site, Pirate Bay returned, and vowed to fight any effort to remove it from the Internet.

"Even though large parts of Internets and many old and famous trackers have fallen or may fall into the grip of the IFPI [International Federation of the Phonographic Industry] and all the odious apparatus of MPAA [Motion Picture Association of America] rule, we shall not flag or fail," the organization wrote in a blog post.

GigaTribe Announces New Back to School Features for Private Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

August 24, 2009, Suresnes, France – GigaTribe http://www.gigatribe..., the free community file sharing software, announced today its new “Back to School” features. In schools, videos are created in the classroom to train new teachers how to teach, behave, explain, etc., in real-life situations, with real children. This material is very private, as school children would have to have their faces completely blacked out if the videos were on a public network, costing schools a lot of time and money.

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