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Labels take BT Ireland to court over three strikes policy

It's hotting up in Ireland, where the country's second largest ISP BT Ireland is facing litigation from the four major labels, to force it to introduce a graduated response policy against illegal file-sharers.
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Judge slams defence lawyer in Tenenbaum file-sharing case

We've written before about the eccentric behaviour of Charles Nesson, the Harvard law professor who's defending alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum in his upcoming trial.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset fined $1.92m in file-sharing retrial

Minnesota resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset has been found guilty (again) of wilfully infringing 24 copyrighted songs, in her file-sharing retrial.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset retrial Day Three: Did the boyfriend do it?

The third day in the retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset saw the defendant take the stand, with the thrust of her testimony being that her ex-boyfriend may have been responsible for the infringing activity...
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EMI sues streaming music site Grooveshark

Another day, another lawsuit. This time it's EMI suing US-based streaming music site Grooveshark, following unsuccessful licensing negotiations.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset retrial: Day Two

There was controversy yesterday during the retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset, when an RIAA computer science expert nearly had his testimony struck from the record after referring to evidence that hadn't...
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Setback for Jammie Thomas ahead of file-sharing retrial

The judge in the upcoming retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset (she's got married since the original trial, when she was just Jammie Thomas) has thrown out her lawyers' attempts to bar all MediaSentry evidence...
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Stockholm District Court defends Pirate Bay judge

The appeal against the recent Pirate Bay trial verdict is underway, with the alleged bias of the judge in the case one of the key issues.
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In-depth preview of the Jammie Thomas retrial

Ars Technica has a long article previewing the main arguments likely to feature in the upcoming retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas.
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RIAA struggling to sign up US ISPs to graduated response

The UK government may be considering legislation to force ISPs to implement graduated response schemes to punish persistent illegal file-sharers, but it seems in the US, the RIAA is struggling to negotiate voluntary deals...
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Jammie Thomas lawyers try to nix MediaSentry evidence

Attorneys for alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas have filed a motion to suppress evidence from investigation firm MediaSentry in her upcoming retrial.
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Spanish file-sharer downloads thousands of movies and songs… and gets off

There's been much discussion of Spain's curious position as a top-ten music market, but also a top-ten market for online piracy.