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North Korea orders house-to-house searches to confiscate banned music

North Korea orders house-to-house searches to confiscate banned music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Always concerned about possible threats to his regime, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered music censorship to be extended, banning not only foreign songs but local tunes too, sources inside North Korea say.

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Meanwhile in North-Korea...

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Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal | TorrentFreak

Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

All around the world the copyright lobby is pushing for increased censorship of ‘pirate’ websites, The Pirate Bay in particular. Thus far this has resulted in court-ordered blockades in several countries including the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, in recent months evidence has started to stack up showing that these blocking efforts are futile. BitTorrent traffic is not decreasing and the blockades may actually be counterproductive.

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The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak

The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the pending PIPA/SOPA anti-piracy bills often use The Pirate Bay as a prime example of a website that can be taken out under the new legislation. But is that really the case? The Pirate Bay team has been silent on the issue, until now.
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UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark

UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
UK Music Industry to Block Tens of BitTorrent and File Sharing Sites Including Grooveshark
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British Phonographic Industry to block Grooveshark in UK? Last we heard Grooveshark had signed deals with publishers such as EMI...

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ACTA stumbles in Germany | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK

ACTA stumbles in Germany | Intellectual Property | ZDNet UK | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The country's Auswärtiges Amt, or foreign office, has withdrawn instructions to sign ACTA, an international agreement aimed at harmonising copyright enforcement around the world. A German government source told ZDNet UK on Friday the government will postpone its decision on whether it should sign or not until after the European Parliament has voted on the treaty in June.

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STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore

STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"My websites MichaelMoore.com and Mike's High School Newspaper will both be going dark for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act now before Congress. I'm proud to join with Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and thousands of websites in this action to raise awareness of this huge threat to an open internet.

I think we all knew that the powers-that-be would eventually try to kill the world wide web as we've come to know and love it. I'm sure it's just an accident that these bills are being proposed after a year where uprisings around the world were literally started on the internet. This is a scary device to those in power and I'm sure they rue the day they allowed us to talk freely to each other. They weren't thinking about the revolution that would cause -- they just saw it as a way to sell more stuff. Oops. And now they want to rein it in.

Please take the time to learn about SOPA (and its twin Senate bill, PIPA) and then call AND fax AND email your Representative and Senators tomorrow. Let's melt their phone lines and computers. We've got to use the internet while we still can to organize, fight back and stop this.

The good news is the Obama administration says it doesn't support the bills in their current form (but he said that about the National Defense Authorization Act -- and then went ahead and signed it after changes that still left its most dangerous provisions intact).

We can win this. But we've got to pour it on right now. I'll see you on the other side tomorrow night at midnight!"

 

Michael Moore

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