from the not-cool dept
Ever wonder how many of your tax dollars are going to the federal government censoring music blogs based on no real evidence, but just the say so of the RIAA and MPAA? Well, in the newly proposed Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, just introduced in the Senate by Mary Landrieu, the federal government would like to set aside the following for the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) unit that is in charge of being Hollywood’s [...]
The Recording Industry Association of America is reportedly suing now-defunct music downloading service LimeWire for $72 trillion. Yes, we said trillion.
“An award based on the RIAA calculations would amount to more money than the entire music industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877,” Judge Kimba Wood states in documents filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In the suit, the RIAA [...]
If the past 8 months are any indication as to the future of the internet and the government’s role, we are embarking on an un-winnable battle against special interest groups (RIAA/MPAA) and government agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI) and their desire to control, monitor, and censor the internet.
The reality is that the American public only has so much time, money, effort and attention span to devote to what will be a [...]
Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, has reminded the nation that at his instigation, the largest ISPs in the USA are set to disconnect their customers, and their customers’ families, if the companies that Sherman represents makes a series of unsubstantiated accusations of copyright infringement against them. The ISPs came to the agreement after pressure from the Obama administration. This “five strikes” rule is the same [...]