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ISPs to start tracking ilicit file-sharing with “six strikes plan”

Heads up, file-sharers: The nation's major internet service providers by year's end will institute a so-called six-strikes plan, the "Copyright Alert System" initiative backed by the Obama administration and pushed by Hollywood and the major record labels to disrupt and possibly terminate internet access for online copyright scofflaws...

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Thousands in NJ being sued for file-sharing (many for downloading Lacuna Coil & Iced Earth)

An independent record label, a foreign film company and several pornography studios have declared war on illegal file sharing in New Jersey, suing more than 12,000 people since June for allegedly using peer-to-peer networks to unlawfully distribute copyrighted material over the Internet...

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Torrent site BTjunkie voluntarily shuts down

BTjunkie, one of the largest torrent file-sharing sites, shut down voluntarily over the weekend. The service ranked among the top five torrent sites on the Internet and was never involved in legal action, but recent moves against the likes of MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay have influenced BTjunkie's closure...

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Megaupload shut down by the feds (not long after its public fight with Universal began)

Federal prosecutors in Virginia say they have shut down one of the world's largest Internet file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws...

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Lily Allen shuts down anti-piracy blog due to ‘abuse’

The blog is in fact deleted.

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Lily Allen (and friends) take on file sharing, gets caught sharing someone else’s words on 50 Cent on new blog

Lily Allen @ Roseland Ballroom (more by Natasha Ryan)"I havent written on here for a while but I've taken the time to write this as I think music piracy is having a dangerous effect on British music, but some really rich and successful artists like Nick Mason from Pink Floyd and Ed O'Brien from Radiohead don't seem to think so...

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Former OiNK Users Arrested in United Kingdom

TorrentFreak is reporting that as many as six former OiNK users have been arrested in the United Kingdom for allegedly uploading pre-release music on the now-defunct site...

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“In the US, 58% of music isn’t paid for”

Most music comes from friends or from peer-to-peer file-sharing, according to NPD Group research.

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“French president wants to cut off file sharers’ Internet”

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"French president Nicolas Sarkozy is endorsing a plan that would ban the provision of Internet access to file sharers caught pirating three times...

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