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]