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Doing battle over file sharing

Foes of copyright bill offer a less threatening alternative. Also: Campus clampdown said to be paying off.

roundup Foes of a copyright bill in the Senate offer lawmakers a less threatening measure. Also: A campus clampdown seems to be paying off, and a federal official looks askance at a government role in P2P lawsuits.


The proposal, from a handful of telecom firms and other groups, takes a softer approach than a bill introduced in June.
August 24, 2004


Music industry and university leaders say authorized services and lawsuits are helping to stem campus file swapping.
August 24, 2004


The recording industry, not federal prosecutors, should take lead in suing peer-to-peer pirates, a Justice Department official says.
August 23, 2004

Previous coverage


Sharman Networks applauds U.S. appeal court decision and ponders implications for impending case in Australia.
August 20, 2004


Peer-to-peer software developers can't be held responsible for any copyright infringement committed by people using their products, an appeals court rules.
August 19, 2004


Apple was able to shut down MyTunes, but a replacement called OurTunes allows song trading through iTunes.
August 19, 2004


I2hub, the file-swapping network on Internet2, wants a piece of ordinary campus commerce.
August 16, 2004


Peer-to-peer advocacy group says it has stopped distributing Windows Service Pack 2 after legal move by software giant.
August 13, 2004
Top state cops cite child porn users and privacy, copyright concerns in critical letter to P2P firms.
August 5, 2004