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The Microsoft-owned source code repository GitHub has reinstated the repository for youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet.

Published in Apps

The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organisation that helps promote, develop, improve and defend free and open source software, has asked Microsoft to resign from the Recording Industry Association of America after the RIAA forced the takedown of youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet, from GitHub, a code repository owned by Microsoft.

Published in Apps

The Microsoft-owned source code repository GitHub has taken down the repository for youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet, following a DMCA takedown letter sent by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 10:02

Top record labels sue YouTube ripping site

Big record labels have sued the owners of YouTube-mp3.org. a website that allows users to rip audio streams from videos on YouTube.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 16 May 2011 16:30

Limewire gives in to industry giants

American filesharing software corporation LimeWire has settled out of court with the major record labels, reportedly for over one hundred million US dollars.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 09 July 2010 14:42

Pirate Bay user database hacked

Reports have emerged in the past few days of a successful hack against The Pirate Bay which 'liberated' the entire user database.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 10:24

LimeWire and founder found liable

In another significant victory for the record labels against online file sharing, a New York judge has ruled that popular peer-to-peer system LimeWire and its founder are responsible for copyright infringement.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:33

Jammie Thomas-Rasset's RIAA fine reduced

In the long-running court-driven saga of Jammie Thomas-Rasset, her previous fine of $1.92M for copyright infringement has been reduced to $54,000.  This is not the end of the story.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:38

Huge fine prompts request for new trial

The woman who was assessed US$1.92 million in damages for music piracy has asked for a new trial or a reduction in the amount of the award.
Published in Home Tech
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Saturday, 20 June 2009 01:42

Music pirate ordered to pay US$1.92 million

A Minnesota woman found guilty of violating music copyrights on 24 songs was assessed damages of $80,000 per song, for a grand total of $1,920,000.

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Saturday, 24 May 2008 17:21

The Autodesk case makes sampling legal

The music industry is in deep dog-doo.  They just haven’t figured out which breed the dog is.  Or where it went!
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How many companies survive using a long-term strategy that assumes their customers will steal their product?  Only one group I know of seems to have turned this into their primary business model.  But can they actually make money from it?

Published in Networking
Sunday, 17 February 2008 16:08

RIAA, MPAA: Be Careful what you Wish For

Schemes are being hatched to make it harder and harder to download copyrighted material across the internet.  Seems they will be just as successful as the method to stop people recording CDs to tape in the “old days.”  And just as ludicrous.
Published in Home Tech

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