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TechCrunch, one of the Web's top tech blogs, sparked a firestorm of criticism with a recent story about Last.fm -- the popular music-sharing network that CBS acquired last year -- by reporting that the service had turned over a pile of user information to the Recording Industry Association of America. The story turned out not…

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The Recording Industry Association of America, which has spent the past five years suing tens of thousands of individual file-sharers for copyright infringement, has apparently decided to change tactics, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (hopefully this one is a little more reliable than the recent story about Google's views on net…

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In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for future lawsuits by the record industry involving peer-to-peer networks, the judge who was hearing the Jammie Thomas case has thrown out the decision in that case, effectively declaring a mistrial, saying he now believes he was wrong to have instructed the jury that simply "making available"…

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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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I know I'm kind of late with this one -- a day or two being almost an eternity in the blogosphere -- but I wanted to take note of the recent decision by a U.S. District Court judge in one of the RIAA's high-profile copyright cases. the Atlantic v. Howell case involves a husband and…