New RIAA file-swapping suits filed

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The Recording Industry Association of America stepped up the pace of its lawsuits against music swappers again, with a renewed focus on university students. The trade association said Tuesday that it sued...

Judge: File-swapping tools are legal

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A federal judge in Los Angeles has handed a stunning court victory to file-swapping services Streamcast Networks and Grokster, dismissing much of the record industry and movie studios' lawsuit against the two companies. ...

Kazaa finds friends in file-swapping fight

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Powerful computer and telecommunications companies are allying with upstart file-swapping service Kazaa in a bid to overhaul the way record labels are paid for music and other content distributed on the Net. Stung by...

Hackers turn tables on file-swapping firms

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For the past several weeks, the pseudonymous programmer, who says he's a male college student and declines to give his real name, has been releasing versions of popular file-swapping programs online with the advertising and...

Schools declare file-swapping truce

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After an initial shock, U.S. universities are learning to live with file swapping among students on campus, despite legal risks and the heavy demands such activities place on computer networks. When Napster...

File-swapping case may break new ground

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Thanks Warp2search for this. A prominent civil liberties group is jumping to the aid of MusicCity, a popular file-swapping company confronting a lawsuit from the Hollywood and record industry that could blaze new, influential legal...

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