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CBS refutes Last.fm / RIAA data-sharing accusations

This week has seen a revival in the spat between TechCrunch and Last.fm, over the former's allegations that the latter shared user data with the RIAA following the leak of U2's recent album. Now Last.fm's parent company CBS...
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Last.fm / RIAA data controversy rears its head again

It's all kicked off again, with a new TechCrunch post claiming that data WAS handed over to the RIAA, but by Last.fm's parent company CBS - without Last.fm agreeing to such a handover.
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P2P downloading is fair use, says Tenenbaum lawyer

Harvard law prof Charles Nesson's tactics in the defence of alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum are quirky and controversial, to put it mildly.
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Jammie Thomas lawyer withdraws from case

It seems there may be another delay in the file-sharing retrial of Jammie Thomas (now called Jammie Thomas-Rasset), after her lawyer filed a motion to withdraw from the case.
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Retrial likely in RIAA vs Jammie Thomas case

A retrial may be on the cards in the infamous Jammie Thomas filesharing case as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) failed to reach a settlement with Thomas''s lawyer Brian Toder. downloading music
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RIAA agrees $7k settlement in Santangelo file-sharing case

The RIAA's lawsuit against New Yorker Patricia Santangelo has become something of a cause celebre over the last four years.
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RIAA trial won’t be webcast after all

A US Appeals Court has overturned a previous ruling that the upcoming trial of alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum could be webcast live.
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Consumer groups ask Obama to balance out administration

19 industry bodies and consumer protection groups have sent a letter to US president Barack Obama asking him to stop filling his administration with former lawyers from the RIAA.
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AT&T promises no takedowns as part of RIAA co-operation

US ISP AT&T has moved to clarify its policy over sending warning letters out to customers caught illegally file-sharing.
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AT&T starts warning customers accused of illegal file-sharing

AT&T has become the first US ISP to send warning letters to customers accused of illegal file-sharing by the RIAA, exec Jim Cicconi has revealed at the Nashille Leadership Music Digital Summit.
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StartupWatch: Mixtape.me

Yes, people are still launching mixtape-themed playlisting websites, despite the fact that the most famous example - Muxtape - was forced to axe its original site due to pressure from the RIAA.
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DoJ weighs in on RIAA’s side in Tenenbaum case

The US Department of Justice has filed a brief to support the RIAA in its high-profile file-sharing lawsuit against Massachusetts man Joel Tenenbaum, sparking numerous `Obama loves the RIAA' media stories.