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:: RIAA Study: Music Piracy More Common Than High-Fives, Bicycle Trips

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Findings from a two-year study released Monday by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicate that illicit music downloads among young adults are more popular than PB & J, high-fives, and all-around good times combined. "Wit... (Read Full Article)

:: Campus Copyright Mandates Threaten Financial Aid Funds

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The U.S. House of Representatives' latest higher education bill includes nasty requirements for "Campus-Based Digital Theft Prevention," mandating that schools plan to provide legal downloading alternatives and that campuses consider policing c... (Read Full Article)

:: NPR Covers RIAA Folly; VCL Plans Entering the Mainstream

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Wednesday, September 26, 2007
For years now, EFF has been arguing against the strongarm tactics of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its vain attempt to stop filesharing by dragging music fans into court. At the same time, we've also been tirelessly promoting t... (Read Full Article)

:: Music Webcasting Bill Gains Momentum

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Wednesday, May 16, 2007
A Senate companion to the "Internet Radio Equality Act" has now been introduced and could help save music webcasting. Due to a recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board, the government-set rates that most Net radio providers pay to license sou... (Read Full Article)

:: RIAA to Parents: Pay When They're Toddlers and Save the Bother Later

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Sunday, April 1, 2007
The RIAA today sent a "settlement letter" to all parents of children under 3 years old offering a toddler settlement rate for online copyright infringement if they simply send payment to major record labels before their children learn to read. &... (Read Full Article)

:: RIAA to Universities: Help Us Threaten Your Students

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Not content with wasting universities' resources via their usual tactics -- i.e., flooding them with machine-generated complaints about file sharing -- the major record labels are now demanding that universities help them shake down students. The RIAA... (Read Full Article)

:: Action Alert - Support the FAIR USE Act! ::

By: Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Wednesday, February 28, 2007
A critical copyright reform bill has just been introduced in the House, and we need your help to push it through. Reps. Rick Boucher and John Doolittle's FAIR Use Act would remove some of the entertainment industry's most draconian anti-innovation weapons ... (Read Full Article)

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