The so-called peer-to-peer (P2P) phenomenon or file-sharing specifically of music has been sought to be stopped at the threat of legal prosecution.Â The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 reinforced the earlier existing copyright laws of the United States.Â The legal move was based on the premise that illegal downloading of music infringes on the intellectual property . . .
So what is this three-strikes rule all about? The UK government is pushing for a law which will give those who download illegally two warnings before they reap the consequences of their activities; the consequences being restriction of broadband service. Naturally, this move has met a lot of resistance. Even musicians could not agree on a single stand. However, recent . . .
In the never ending bummers that have plagued the move to promote and protect digital rights, the RIAA has struck again, now against a whole family that doesn't even own a computer. The RIAA filed charges against a man who says he doesn't own a computer and indeed did but was over a year ago (then how the hell was he supposed to have violated any copyright laws?) and that was . . .