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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.
Web

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

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…
Movies & TV

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…
Music

$675,000 file sharing verdict reinstated by appeals court

Joel Tenenbaum just can't mange to catch a break from the court system. A reversal of a reduced payment for file sharing is likely to severely hamper Joel's financial future.
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Judge reduces Jammie Thomas’ file-sharing penalty to $54,000

A federal court has reduced the damage award against accused 24-song file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset from $1.5 million to $54,000.
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Internet providers create six-strike policy to combat piracy

Consumers who download illegal music or movies may soon lose Internet speed if they don't pay attention to new warnings from their Internet providers.
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Is sharing your Netflix password like stealing cable?

A new Tennessee law will expand cable stealing to include Internet entertainment services like Netflix and Rhapsody. Should government spend its time doing what these entertainment companies could do themselves?
Movies & TV

‘Hurt Locker’ lawsuit targets record-breaking 24,583 BitTorrent users

Makers of the award-winning film "Hurt Locker" have now broken the record for most movie fans sued at one time.
Movies & TV

LimeWire to pay $105 million for assisting ‘massive’ copyright infringement

The major labels have finally mended their differences with file-sharing network LimeWire to the tune of $105 million.
Computing

LimeWire reanimated by music pirates

A group of hackers has brought the LimeWire file-sharing network back from the dead with several improvements.
Computing

Woman found guilty (again) of sharing 24 songs, owes $1.5 million

Third time's the charm? In her most recent trial over music sharing, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was found guilty and ordered to pay the RIAA $1.5 million.