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How many people has the RIAA sued? Er…

There seems to be some confusion over exactly how many people have been sued by the RIAA for illegal file-sharing.
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French senate adopts reworked Hadopi bill

Three strikes is back on the agenda in France, after the Senate adopted a reworked version of the country's internet piracy bill.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset appeals $1.92m damages

Well, you would, wouldn't you. Minnesota woman Jammie Thomas-Rasset is appealing against the $1.92 million damages award following her recent conviction for copyright infringement.
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Man convicted for massive pirated music collection

How much music does one pirate need? A man in France has been slapped with a 33k-Euro fine and two-month suspended jail sentence after being convicted of copyright infringement on a massive scale.
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RIAA wins in court battle with Usenet

The RIAA has been handed a big victory by a US court in its battle against Usenet.com, with the latter being ruled guilty of direct, contributory and vicarious infringement, and also being told that it can't claim protection...
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Girls Aloud obscenity case dismissed

UK civil servant Darryn Walker is off the hook in a case brought against him for writing a rape/murder fantasy about Girls Aloud, which he published on a US erotica website two years ago.
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Thomas-Rasset snubs settlement offer, claims RIAA

The RIAA says that despite offering to settle with recently-reconvicted file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset for considerably less than the $1.92 million ordered by the court, her attorneys have snubbed the offer.
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Swedish court denies The Pirate Bay a retrial

The Swedish court of appeal has ruled that the judge in the recent Pirate Bay trial wasn't biased due to his memberships of several copyright protection groups.
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Court rules for GEMA against Rapidshare file-hosting service

German collecting society GEMA has emerged victorious from its court battle against file-hosting service Rapidshare, with the court ruling that Rapidshare is responsible for ensuring that a list of 5,000 copyrighted music...
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Black Eyed Perez claims assault by Will.I.Am

Blogger Perez Hilton has put the wind up a fair few celebrities, and attracted lawsuits in the process. But now he's threatening to sue Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am after what he claims was an assault over the weekend...
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Three strikes off the agenda in Spain

Quote of the day: "We have no desire to criminalise Internet users who download illegally".
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Is a ringtone a public performance?

If it is, should mobile phone users have licences to play their ringtones? That's the question at issue in an ongoing court battle between ASCAP and AT&T.