Calif. OKs Anti-Spyware, Swapping Laws

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed separate legislation designed to combat spyware and the illegal online swapping of copyright material. One bill requires people who share movies, videos and recordings on file-sharing services to provide...

Oops! They're swapping again

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Illegal music downloading could be making a comeback, according to market researchers who note a surge in the use of peer-to-peer services. The NPD Group, an independent market research firm, reported on...

Altnet to pay Kazaa users for swapping

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A year after launching its sometimes-controversial alliance with Kazaa, Brilliant Digital Entertainment subsidiary Altnet is kicking off a new, ambitious stage of its peer-to-peer marketing campaign. Later this week, Kazaa parent Sharman Networks and Altnet...

File swapping shifts up a gear

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A new generation of peer-to-peer tools is finding its groove on the Internet, spelling tougher times ahead for movie studios' attempts to quell online piracy. Going by names like eDonkey and BitTorrent, many of the...

File swapping news floods in

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Firstly, an interesting story at CNN about the return of Napster, except in a legalised form - heres a snip : "Once the scourge of the music industry, Napster had at its peak...

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Superstars blast file swapping

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Record labels are launching a multimillion-dollar public interest-style ad campaign to make sure you don't. On Thursday, a coalition of artists and labels will start running print, radio and TV ads featuring dozens of major...

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Microsoft says no to P2P music swapping

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In an e-mail sent on Thursday night by Microsoft to the company's 50,000+ employees, three senior Microsoft executives warned that peer-to-peer (P2P) networks used for sharing files raise "significant legal, public policy, and security concerns."...

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