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In pursuit of pirates

roundup The copyright fight moves to a new battlefield--the auction block. Also: Congress slams universities on swapping.

roundup The copyright fight moves to a new battlefield--the auction block. Also: Congress slams universities on swapping.


Two major trade groups file a slew of lawsuits against people they claim were selling pirated copies of films and software via online auction sites such as eBay.
February 27, 2003


Key politicians chide universities for not doing enough to limit peer-to-peer piracy, calling unauthorized copying a federal crime that should be punished appropriately.
February 26, 2003

previous coverage

Dutch company PGR says it "will become to file sharing what the Swiss are to banking." It's the latest threat to the entertainment and recording industry.
February 21, 2003


MP3 monitoring now being done at the University of Wyoming, with technology from Audible Magic, could open a new front in the online music wars.
February 20, 2003


A group of music publishers allege in the suit that the German media company's investment in the Napster file-swapping service led to massive abuse of copyrighted works.
February 20, 2003