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RIAA ups pressure on LimeWire after pirate client release

We wrote last week about the launch of LimeWire Pirate Edition, seemingly by a group of coders unrelated to the company LimeWire, which had shut down its P2P service following a US court injunction. The RIAA is more suspicious...
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New row emerging over LimeWire evidence destruction

The RIAA may be hoping for more damages from LimeWire due to destruction of evicence, judging by a legal row in the wake of last week's ruling against the P2P firm...
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LimeWire hit hard by summary judgement in RIAA case

A US federal court has granted a summary judgement in favour of the RIAA's claim that the company behind P2P software LimeWire is liable for copyright infringement...
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RIAA boss on the ’20-year V Curve’ of music revenues

RIAA boss Mitch Bainwol is optimistic that the recorded music industry will regain the revenues lost in the last ten years through "an explosion of revenue opportunities connected to digital". In an interview, he talks about...
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Pirates not so hot for Hope For Haiti Now charity album

Last week, we reported on the RIAA's blog post about online pirates making the Hope For Haiti Now charity album available on BitTorrent - it said they were "undermining of humanitarian fundraising efforts via online theft"....
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RIAA slams illegal downloads of Haiti charity album

The RIAA has published a stern blog post slamming the news that the Hope For Haiti Now charity album is freely available on BitTorrent sites. "The posting highlights a truly ugly side of P2P piracy - the undermining of humanitarian...
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset heading for third copyright infringement trial

Will this case never end? US file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset is heading back to court, after the RIAA confirmed that it plans to appeal the recent decision to slash her damages to $54,000.
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Jammie Thomas-Rasset refuses RIAA’s $25k settlement offer

We reported earlier this week on a judge cutting US file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset's damages bill from $1.92 million to $54,000.
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RIAA fears net neutrality legislation may hamper anti-piracy efforts

The RIAA has filed comments to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it not to block anti-piracy efforts if it implements new 'net neutrality' rules. The rules would cover how ISPs are and aren't allowed to...
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Joel Tenenbaum blames the labels for his file-sharing

Convicted file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum hasn't given up on getting either a retrial, or a significantly reduced damages award. But his eccentric lawyer Charles Nessom is arguing that Tenenbaum's file-sharing activities were...
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Verizon to send out notifications for RIAA

US internet service provider Verizon has had a notoriously rocky relationship with copyright owners, the ISP refusing to act as internet policeman to the point whereby rightsowners either have to take it to court or negotiate...
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Did shutting down The Pirate Bay hurt piracy or not?

Piracy detection firm DtecNet has published a report claiming that when The Pirate Bay went offline temporarily in August after its ISP was forced to axe its bandwidth, piracy levels fell by nearly 80%.