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Google, Yahoo accused of funding piracy

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The University of Southern California releases a report critical of companies whose ads end up on sites accused of pirating music and movies. Read this article by Greg Sandoval on CNET News.

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Why There's No Stopping Illegal Downloading

Illegal downloading of music was just the first step. Now it's everything from movies, to books, TV shows and computer software. And a recent study confirms:...
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Dutch copyright group accused of pirating its anti-piracy anthem, music collecting society boss seeks 33% finders' fee for getting musician paid - Boing Boing

Dutch copyright group accused of pirating its anti-piracy anthem, music collecting society boss seeks 33% finders' fee for getting musician paid - Boing Boing | Pirating music | Scoop.it

A musician called Melchior Rietveldt was commissioned by the Dutch copyright-lobbying group BREIN to compose an anthem for an "anti-piracy" video. According to Rietveldt, BREIN licensed his work for a single use. However, the film industry has gone on to use the music in those crappy anti-piracy ads they run at the start of DVDs telling you off for being a pirate when you've just bought the DVD you're watching. Rietveldt's representatives claim that tens of millions of Dutch DVDs contain his composition, and that he's owed more than EUR1M.


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David Allen - Court Upholds $225,000 Verdict in Music Piracy Case against a Young Woman

A Court of Appeals upholds a $220000 verdict against a young woman who downloaded 24 songs and distributed them on line to her friends. The woman argued the...
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Advocacy and Ending Copyright Infringement - Mere Orthodoxy

Advocacy and Ending Copyright Infringement - Mere Orthodoxy | Pirating music | Scoop.it

Any creative medium that can be digitally replicated finds itself in danger—music, film, photography, and every form of writing. Widespread pirating, Google ...


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