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Rewards, not lawsuits: A lesson in successfully combating online piracy

When it comes to online piracy, punishment is not the answer -- no matter what Big Entertainment believes.

RIAA to Google: You still don’t do enough to fight online piracy

RIAA Executive Vice President Brad Buckles says Google's anti-piracy measures are unfair and inadequate.
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Wolf in sheep’s clothing: MPAA’s Dodd pushes ‘more subtle’ approach to anti-piracy

MPAA Chief Executive Chris Dodd says the days of calling online piracy "theft" is coming to a close. The question is: What does Big Entertainment have in store for us next?

BitTorrent piracy increases sales of ‘leaked’ albums: study

A new study from a North Carolina State University researcher shows that BitTorrent helps increase the sales of leaked albums, but does not prove that online piracy is good for overall music sales.

Feds held seized website Dajaz1.com for a year without proof of copyright infringement

Newly released court documents show that popular hip hop website Dajaz1.com was held by the US government for 13 months on allegations of copyright infringement without any evidence of wrongdoing.
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RapidShare publishes privacy-bashing anti-piracy manifesto

Fighting for its life in a post-Megaupload world, Swiss cyberlocker Rapidshare has published a guideline for how all such services can avoid becoming the target of Hollywood and the U.S. government. Uncovered by TorrentFreak, the…

The open Internet’s five deadliest enemies

The fight for an open Internet is an ongoing battle. Here are the five groups that stand in our way.
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Illegal file sharing isn’t ‘stealing’: Here’s why

In an op-ed for The New York Times, law professor Stuart Green explains why illegal files sharing is not really "stealing," no matter what Big Entertainment wants you to believe.

Six strikes and you’re screwed: What the upcoming piracy crackdown means for you

Starting this July, Internet service providers and the copyright industry will institute a "Copyright Alerts" system that they hope will curb online copyright infringement. Here's everything you need to know.

Major ISPs to turn into copyright police by July, says RIAA

By July 12, major Internet service providers in the US will begin taking actions against customers who are suspected of downloading copyrighted content illegally.

Music industry considers lawsuit against Google over piracy search results

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are considering a lawsuit against Google for providing links to file-sharing sites in its search results, according to…
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Why every SOPA opponent should buy Jim Gaffigan’s new comedy album

Like Louis C.K., comedian Jim Gaffigan will offer his new comedy album, "Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe," direct to fans via his website. Here's how supporting this album, and other artists who choose the risky path of direct distribution, can…