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Edward Snowden inspired anonymity software, OnionShare, launches

A recently released open-source software, created in response to the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents, claims to allow users to securely send large files over the internet with complete anonymity.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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 megaupload.com

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 DigitalJournal.com 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

Virgin Media launching file sharing monitor tool in UK

Virgin Media, one of the leading broadband provider in UK, announced introduction of monitoring its customers online activity using the deep packet inspection technology.
In the Media by Maciej Lewandowski

Consider another crime before file-sharing

Hefty fines have been handed to people who download music using file sharing programs. Does the punishment fit the crime?
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 7 comments

The Pirate Bay launches VPN

The owners of world's largest file-sharing community have launched a new VPN service, which aims to protect the identity of file-sharers around the world.
In the Media by Matthew Moran - 1 comment

Op-Ed: New RIAA policy finally targets real illegal music file sharing

The RIAA has come up with a way of dealing with file sharing, opting for an approach called throttling, which restricts user access. It's possible this might work, mainly because for once it's targeting the right people.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Music File-Sharing Lawsuits To End

Effectively ending what some proclaimed to be unjust and time-wasting, the RIAA has finally decided to stop seeking lawsuits against music file sharers.
In the Media by Paul Bright

Op-Ed: Copyright law for idiots - You can get sued for not sharing files

A couple in Scotland were accused by Atari of file sharing and playing a game they’ve never heard of, let alone played. It’s all part of a fun new thing where someone can use your computer’s ID on lists of downloads and get you charged.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

RIAA May Have to Talk to the Supreme Court

"This case is about the ability of an innocent defendant accused of copyright infringement to defend himself in court, litigate his defenses, and, if successful, recover his attorney's fees."
In the Media by Brant David McLaughlin

Dangerous Precedent Set if UK Internet Providers Forced to Police the Net?

Music and movie industries will love it, Internet service providers hate it, and consumers might need to be worried: Britain is set to impose legislation to force Internet providers to curb illegal downloading. Is this setting a dangerous precedent?
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 3 comments

Bush Administration Wants Judge to Uphold $222,000 Penalty Against Music Pirate

The Department of Justice is defending its $222,000 damage award in a music copyright infringement case that saw Jammie Thomas become the first music pirate in the U.S. to go before a jury. The feds say the penalty is constitutional.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Document Shows Anti-Piracy Companies Gather 'Forensic-Quality' Evidence

Documents obtained by file-sharing site TorrentFreak show details of the anti-piracy company's techniques for identifying alleged file-sharers and the gathering of claimed 'forensic quality' evidence for use in court cases."
In the Media by malan - 3 comments

CNN segment on video sharing sites

Anything goes these dayss in the video file sharing arena as people compete to have the best video and the bigger audience.
In the Media by Critical_Conformity

AllPeers File Sharing Adds Chat: Becomes Relevant Again

Allpeers, file sharing network, adds Chat to the service.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

zune to zune sharing

Video of cool feature on the Zune.
In the Media by Andrew Majewski - 1 comment

Michael Moore disagreeing with copyright laws.

He certainly has his opinions on things and in this video he lets you know what they are on the subject of File Sharing...
In the Media by KeithLDick - 1 comment

Free 6000MB Online Storage 130GB Bandwidth

UploadingIT gives you a private and secure place to upload, store, access, and share your personal videos, photos, movies, music, and files.
In the Media by Saint

Limewire to filter out Adobe Products

This move is part of a “continuing effort to work with the software industry."
In the Media by Saint - 1 comment

File Sharing hits cell phones

A free file-sharing app that allows sharing of ringtones, games, videos and etc.
In the Media by Saint - 1 comment

RIAA sues multiple sclerosis Mum

RaeJ Schwartz is a mother in Queen's, New York, who's been seriously disabled by multiple sclerosis, a chronic, crippling disease of the central nervous system.
In the Media by mikeyle05

Universal Music Sues Video Sites

Someone wake me when the "Sky is Really Falling", I cried "Wolf" but they failed to listen...
In the Media by KeithLDick
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