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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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According to a piece in The Telegraph this morning, Virgin Media -- the Internet service provider run by Richard Branson's Virgin conglomerate -- has volunteered to play copyright cop and yank the Internet account of users who share infringing material. Virgin and the British Phonographic Industry are apparently working out the details, which will likely…

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This is a big issue, with lots of sides to it, and I'm not going to try and get into them all right now, but it's worth noting that Warner Music -- the label run by Edgar Bronfman Jr. (who blew a few billion dollars worth of his family's booze money on an ill-fated merger…

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Plenty of people, including Wired's Threat Level blog and my friend Leigh, are up in arms about the fact that Rogers (a major Internet service provider, for you non-Canadians) is inserting messages to its customers on top of web pages such as the Google home page. Wired brings up the spectre of net neutrality, and…

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An Internet storm has been brewing for some time now, and the latest bit of bad weather comes from across the pond in Britain, where a number of Internet service providers are warning the BBC that its new iPlayer streaming-video application had better not suck up too much bandwidth, or the ISPs will be forced…

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