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Discord over file swapping

Supporters of a the proposed hacking bill denounce critics' "scare tactics." Also: Pop stars equate unauthorized MP3s with stealing.

Supporters of a proposed law that would permit copyright holders to assail P2P networks denounce critics' "scare tactics" and say the proposal is a modest plan that was carefully crafted to reduce piracy. Also: Pop stars equate unauthorized MP3s with stealing.

P2P foes defend hacking bill
Supporters of a proposed law that would permit copyright holders to assail P2P networks angrily defend it, saying it's been mischaracterized by opponents.
September 26, 2002

Superstars blast file swapping
A coalition of artists and labels will start running print, radio and TV ads featuring dozens of major recording stars who compare file swapping with stealing.
September 25, 2002

Tech firm tells Universal to pay up
A small technology marketing company is suing Universal Music, saying the record label cut it out of a deal to promote Bon Jovi's latest album.
September 26, 2002

The new "copyspeak"
opinion Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro says Hollywood's latest piracy campaign will only result in trumping consumer rights.
September 26, 2002

previous coverage
Study: Stop trying to lock out pirates
Media companies are using the wrong tactics in fighting copyright piracy with encryption, according to a study. Its advice? Find ways to make money from digital works instead.
September 25, 2002

Liquid Audio's future remains fluid
The music technology company, whose recent troubles are more befitting of an episode of "Behind the Music," meets with its shareholders for an important vote.
September 25, 2002

New Kazaa likely to raise labels' ire
An overhauled version of the popular file-swapping software Kazaa is unleashed on the Internet, with features sure to make record and movie studio executives' blood boil.
September 25, 2002