Earlier this month, thirteen record labels tried to claim that
Limewire was liable for between $400 Billion and $75 Trillion
in damages. (For some perspective, the world's GDP in 2011 is expected to be a mere ~$65 billion.
) Judge Kimba Wood called the assertion 'absurd'
in a 14 page opinion. (pdf) [more inside]
Artist Aram Bartholl (creator of CAPTCHA
has embedded USB sticks in various walls, buildings and curbs accessible throughout New York City for Dead Drops
: "an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space." (Flickr
) [more inside]
is back (kind of). It was such an unbelievably awesome file sharing program that its makers had to pull their peer caches after being served a cease and desist order in September 2005. Now it has been reincarnated as MXpie
. Even better . . . it's not spyware or adware.
Files are not for sharing
An illustrated primer for everyone still unclear on the rights and wrongs of intellectual property by Matthew Baldwin and Goopymart at The Morning News
What is being shared on Napster and company?
Let's just say p2p isn't helping to promote your garage band like some would claim.