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End of the world as Hollywood knows it

Facing immense change, the studios appear to have accepted that they can't kill file sharing. At the same time, they seem to be in denial about future revenue streams.

By October 20, 2009


Jammie Thomas suffers pretrial setback in copyright case

Federal judge has denied a motion made by defendant's lawyers to suppress evidence gathered by MediaSentry. Judge also won't allow her to argue fair use.

By June 11, 2009


Jammie Thomas asks for new trial

Lawyers for the Minnesota woman ordered last month to pay $1.92 million in damages for the illegal sharing of 24 copyrighted songs say judgment is "grossly excessive."

By July 6, 2009


RIAA dumps evidence-gathering firm

Recording industry trade group reportedly drops the company responsible for gathering evidence against those accused of sharing copyrighted music.

By January 4, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 782: Two-steppin' robot cows

You can lead a cow to the dance-hall, but you can't make him two-step. Unless, that is, you've got a dollop of artificial intelligence and some wrap-around earphones.

By August 6, 2008


RIAA reveals how it tracks college file sharing

Music industry says it doesn't target any specific schools.

By May 14, 2008


How the RIAA looks for pirates

In an interview with the Chronicle for Higher Education, the RIAA explains how the organization looks for pirates: it uses LimeWire.

By May 14, 2008


Are universities protecting students from the RIAA?

The Recording Industry Association of America is waiting half a year to file lawsuits against alleged college file-swappers. But without schools keeping long-term logs of Internet addresses assigned, the RIAA won't get very far.

By October 18, 2007


Web Sheriff doing it different than MediaDefender

United Kingdom-based Web Sheriff opts for a more 'tempered' approach than does its rival to fighting online piracy.

By September 25, 2007


Lawyer for woman sued by RIAA asks for sanctions, gets sanctioned himself

An attorney representing a woman sued by the Recording Industry Association of America claimed his client was innocent and asked a federal judge to levy sanctions against the association's lawyers. Instead, he's the one who got sanctioned for wasting the

By June 6, 2007