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Archives for May, 2010


Limewire Gets Squeezed by Appeals Court

by Mike McGuire  |  May 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

Inducement, thy name is Limewire. So now – almost five years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2005 (in the MGM vs. Grokster case) that purveyors of file-trading software could be held liable for “inducing” copyright infringement – a district court ruling in a suit between the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) [...]

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FCC Considers Opening the Door to “Hi-Def rental” for Movies at Home – but at What Price?

by Mike McGuire  |  May 10, 2010  |  Comments Off

Want to pay to rent a movie that’s still in the theaters – or just left the theaters and is wending its way through various distribution windows before it gets to the DVD rental or online VOD services – and watch it on your TV? Well, there’s what we will pay for as consumers and [...]

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