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Review: The Pirate Bay is in choppy waters AFK Special

‘TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard’ is a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial court case that explores the issues a new generation of media consumers and questions how governments should deal with copyright in the Internet age.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 4 comments

Rihanna is the world’s most illegally downloaded artist

A survey by Musicmetric indicates that the artist Rihanna is the world’s most illegally downloaded music artist. The country recording the most illegal downloads is the U.S., followed by the UK.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: iTunes vs. consumers? Who owns what when you buy a download?

Sydney - Bruce Willis is looking at legal action against Apple over a dispute regarding his digital music collection. Under the terms of the iTunes license, purchases are “borrowed”.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 25 comments

Op-Ed: Abusing the law? $675,000 payout order for sharing 30 songs

Sydney - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has done it again. A Boston student, Joel Tenenbaum, has been ordered to pay this huge amount of money for sharing a small number of songs. The law is being abused, badly and inexcusably.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 13 comments

15,600 members of U.S. Military had accounts with

In an interesting turn of events on the Kim Dotcom-MegaUpload case, it seems that many U.S. military and other government personnel had accounts with that website.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Sweden Recognizes File-Sharing as an Official Religion

The Church of Kopimism, whose central tenet is the right to file-share received official recognition in Sweden as a religious organization.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan

Dropbox, file sharing service, accused of lying to users

A Ph.D. student has filed a complaint against the file sharing service Dropbox, alleging that they lied to their customers and put their information at risk.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

The Pirate Bay executives receive shortened jail terms

Stockholm - The prison terms of the two founders and a financier of controversial torrenting website The Pirate Bay were officially shortened on Friday in a Swedish appeals court.
In the Media by David James Young

Music-sharing site LimeWire shuts down

File-sharing company LimeWire was shut down after a US federal judge issued an injunction against the company on October 26.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

RIAA on suing file-sharers, appealing Tenenbaum ruling Special

A representative from the Recording Industry Association of America spoke to about scaling back its lawsuits targeting Americans who download copyrighted movies or music. Also, will the RIAA appeal a judge's recent surprising decision?
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 4 comments
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