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Former Grokster exec pulls out of Pirate Bay acquisition

Less than two weeks after being hired to obtain legal content for Global Gaming, Wayne Rosso walks away over "strong doubts" about whether a deal can be completed.

By 29 July 2009

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No extradition showdown for MegaUpload this week

Extradition proceedings are unlikely to start before March 2. Meanwhile the U.S. piles on more charges against MegaUpload's managers.

By 22 February 2012

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Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

VC Fred Wilson says Google, Bing, Facebook, and Twitter should warn people when they try to log in at known pirate sites: "We don't need legislation."

By 16 February 2012

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Obama DOJ pick: RIAA lawyer who killed Grokster

President's latest pick for a senior Justice Department post is Donald Verrilli, the lawyer who pulled the plug on Grokster, sued Google on behalf of Viacom, and represented the RIAA in a file-sharing case against Jammie Thomas.

By 5 February 2009

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RIAA chief: Copyright bills won't kill the Internet

guest column Cary Sherman argues that legislation targeting "rogue Web sites" would make the Web safer for content creators, without wide-ranging ripple effects or collateral damage.

By 9 November 2011

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Viacom gets another shot in court against YouTube

Appearing before a federal appeals court, Viacom again argues that YouTube doesn't qualify for DMCA protection because managers knew of copyright violations. Google again asks, how are we supposed to know the difference between pirated clips and those uploaded by the owner?

By 19 October 2011

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What's driving rise in music sales?

Was it the death of LimeWire, lower prices, Adele's skyrocketing popularity, or Amazon's big discount of Lady Gaga that halted a seven-year decline in album sales?

By 10 July 2011

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VCs to Congress: Antipiracy bill will 'chill' tech investment

Some well-known venture capitalists ask lawmakers to reconsider support for Pro IP Act, a bill that would hand government sweeping powers to combat copyright theft.

By 25 June 2011

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Was Napster or iTunes more influential?

The top few may be easy to name, but how would you round out the field? Read our picks and then decide for yourself.

By 27 May 2011

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Lime Wire settles with RIAA for $105 million

Entrepreneur Mark Gorton, creator of the LimeWire file-sharing system, agrees to pay $105 million to settle copyright case.

By 13 May 2011