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According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided to give up on its practice of mass lawsuits as a way to deter illegal file-sharing. Instead the industry is apparently going to use a "three strikes" policy, similar to that under consideration in the E.U. and France. The WSJ says that the RIAA is negotiating with ISPs over the "three strikes" policy. If the RIAA detects illegal file-sharing taking place, it will send an email to the ISP, and then:Depending on the agreement, the ISP will either forward the note to customers,... Read more...
France and the UK have already begun considering such "three strikes" downloading laws, but with France taking over the EU presidency on 7/1, there is talk - and a vote upcoming - on a E.U. version.Now Sarkozy, who took over the European presidency this week, is trying to stretch the measure across Europe through amendments (pdf) to the Telecoms Package, a review of European telecoms law currently in the European Parliament.Critics fear that through this legislation European ISPs could also be mandated to block legitimate traffic in an effort to 'prevent' illegitimate traffic slipping by. Some... Read more...
The Motion Picture Association of America has always claimed great financial, er, ruin based on illegal downloads, and even blamed as much as 44% of its losses on college students.  Now it turns out that number was just a wee overinflated.In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44 percent of the industry's domestic losses came from illegal downloading of movies by college students, who often have access to high-bandwidth networks on campus.The MPAA has used the study to pressure colleges to take tougher steps to prevent illegal file-sharing and... Read more...
If you're like me, YouTube is thinking about taking out a restraining order on you, or giving you a medal. It's endlessly fascinating. LinuxElectrons outlines In-Stat's Consumer Media and Content Service's projection of growth in the UGC market. (user generated content) User-Generated Content (UGC), such as that found on YouTube and MySpace, will continue to grow significantly in popularity and generate increasing revenue over the next several years, reports In-Stat. By 2010, the volume of downloads/views on these sites will surpass 65 billion, and revenues tied to UGC video are expected... Read more...
F.E.A.R. Combat is now ready for the world to download, allowing users to play F.E.A.R.'s retail Multiplayer mode for free. F.E.A.R. Combat contains all the maps and game modes from the retail version of fear, as well as the new maps released in yesterday's patch. Head on over to www.joinfear.com to register and obtain your free CD-Key, and download the large 1.76GB file. Multiple download sites are available, including a torrent file.... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! New Year's eve is only two days away, and I'm still not sure about what I'm going to do. Whatever it is though, don't expect me to be posting any news the next morning(or even afternoon) ;) I've got a few things I need to pick up at Wal*Mart, so let's get rolling... ASUS EXTREME AX800 XT PE/2DHTV @ HEXUS.net "It's hard to recommend any graphics card that costs more than a reasonable PC. £430 is an awful lot of money to be spending on a present card when a refresh is just around the corner. In that case, as comprehensive as it is, ASUS' AX800 XP PE/2DHTV package... Read more...