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RIAA, MPAA would like to scan your hard drive for infringing content

Submitted by: Ezlpo @ 02:01 AM | Saturday, April 17, 2010 | (url: http://www.crunch...)

I dont get it either, mister, but privacy be damned.

Malware supported by the RIAA and MPAA. They will do ANYTHING other than change their antiquated business model or reduce the inflated price of their product.


via Toms Guide


RIAA wants to tax everyone

Submitted by: Yetskii @ 02:11 PM | Friday, March 28, 2008 | (url: http://www.portfo...)

Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s Warner Music Group has tapped industry veteran Jim Griffin to spearhead a controversial plan to bundle a monthly fee into consumers' internet-service bills for unlimited access to music.


RIAA Looking to Pin Piracy Surcharges on ISPs

Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 09:21 AM | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.wired....)

"Having failed to stop piracy by suing internet users, the music industry is for the first time seriously considering a file sharing surcharge that internet service providers would collect from users.

In recent months, some of the major labels have warmed to a pitch by Jim Griffin, one of the idea's chief proponents, to seek an extra fee on broadband connections and to use the money to compensate rights holders for music that's shared online. Griffin, who consults on digital strategy for three of the four majors, will argue his case at what promises to be a heated discussion Friday at South by Southwest.

"It's monetizing the anarchy," says Peter Jenner, head of the International Music Manager's Forum, who plans to join Griffin on the panel."


How a BitTorrent Tracker Owner Hides from the MPAA/RIAA

Submitted by: Nail Bomb @ 12:50 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Being as anonymous as I can is a must for me and it helps me feel safe. Its probably already past a healthy stage and it does have drawbacks. A few of my staff I love, I really do, theyre great guys but I can never let them know my true identity, which is sad for me because maybe we could become more to each other than just text on a screen. If I thought even one person knew who I was, my confidence in security would fall dramatically.

Being anonymous can be a quite lonely experience as you struggle to keep the very things that make you an individual, private, while constantly having to view people that probably dont deserve it, with suspicion. But in the end you gotta keep the torrents going, so its all good.


NewsGroups No Longer Safe from RIAA

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:26 PM | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but its too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and it wont be going away.