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:: Friday, August 08, 2003 ::

File-sharing Fine Art? Phhlleeeazzzee

Apparently, the RIAA and MPAA is trying to recruit the fine art folks to battle onlne "piracy". I find it ironic that they are recruiting these folks, since fine art is an excellent example of where digital compressed files pail sharply in comparison to the actual original art work. Fortunately, the fine art industry isn't trying to watermark or prevent copying. In the end, it will probably end up helping their goodwill with customers and selling more pieces of actual art

:: Jason 3:54:00 PM [+] ::

RIAA loses nationwide subpoena battle

As some of you undoubtedly know, the RIAA has been attempting to subpoena the identities of P2P file-sharers nationwide through a single courthouse in Washington D.C. In response, MIT and Boston College both challenged a set of RIAA subpoenas delivered to them as violations of Due Process and fairness under the Federal Court Rules. The Court just ruled: RIAA loses.

:: Jason 3:43:00 PM [+] ::

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