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P2P

According to a report in Fortune, the file-sharing network LimeWire has signed a deal with Comedy Central that will make it easy for users of the peer-to-peer application to find and buy legal versions of comedy videos from Lewis Black, Mitch Hedberg (who appears in the video embedded here, a clip from the Just For…

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Another month, another rant from U2's longtime manager Paul McGuinness, about how everyone else is to blame for the music industry's problems, except of course the music industry and the major record labels. Primarily, he blames the Internet service providers -- whom he compares to "shoplifters" and says are "rigging the market" -- but he…

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We've all heard of some boneheaded moves on the part of the record industry when it comes to dealing with the rampant downloading of music. Take the Sony rootkit, for example, not to mention suing 12-year-olds and then wondering why the PR outcome is less than desirable. But I have to say that this incident…
Remember that lawsuit the RIAA launched against the Russian file-sharing site AllofMp3 awhile back? And remember how the site shut down, and then started up again under another name (Mp3Sparks) with the same look and all the same millions of music files? And remember how the Russian courts found the company not guilty of all…

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Marshall Kirkpatrick has a post at Read/Write Web with some notes from an interview he and some other bloggers did with Neil Young at the JavaOne conference. And why was Neil there? Apparently he's releasing his entire back catalogue as a Blu-Ray disc, which -- thanks to the Java embedded in Blu-Ray -- will automagically…

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