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Why Internet Pirates Are Saving The Entertainment Industry From Itself

Major entertainment organisations in the U.S. have spent more than a decade trying to convince the American public that file-sharing and illegal downloading are killing their industries. The R.I.A.A., the M.P.A.A., and others have waged legal battle after legal battle against major internet companies and their own customers. Instead of […]
Why Internet Pirates Are Saving The Entertainment Industry From Itself
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The RIAA Claimed LimeWire Owed Them 72 TRILLION Dollars

LimeWire may have been shut down nearly two years ago, but that didn’t prevent the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) from demanding money in damages.The RIAA believes filesharing site LimeWire owes them an estimated $72 trillion dollars, according to NME.com. You read right. That’s trillion with a “t.” 
The RIAA Claimed LimeWire Owed Them 72 TRILLION Dollars
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Hey, Movie And TV People, Here’s How To Avoid Becoming Apple’s Lunch

Talent agent Ari Emanuel and Web 2.0 Summit organiser Tim O’Reilly had an entertaining spat this evening over the value of digital content and the battle to stop piracy.It was a classic argument between Northern and Southern California, between the information-wants-to-be-free mindset of Silicon Valley and the content-is-king ethos of […]
Hey, Movie And TV People, Here’s How To Avoid Becoming Apple’s Lunch
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LimeWire Software Is Officially Dead

[credit provider=” vagawi via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagawi/2459294638/”] LimeWire, which was once the iTunes of file-sharing software, is officially dead.
LimeWire Software Is Officially Dead
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Mandatory FM Radio: A Dumb Idea For Smart Phones

[credit provider=”Jewish Women’s Archive via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwacommons/3408818793/”] Do you wish you could use your cutting-edge, Internet-enabled smart phone to receive FM radio broadcasts, like a transistor radio that you (or your parents) owned decades ago?Me neither.
Mandatory FM Radio: A Dumb Idea For Smart Phones