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Posted in Uncategorized by coda on October 21, 2009
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    • Big Music parasites anti-piracy move

      p2pnet news view | P2P | Music:- If ever a group of businesses deserved the appellation ‘parasites,’ it has to be major record labels.

      And yet Big Music comprising, to all intent and purposes, Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, has gone running to the Spanish industry ministry with the names of 200 sites they claim offer links to illegal downloads in Spain.

      It’s the “first major move in the fight against online music piracy” as announced in Madrid yesterday at the presentation their ‘report’ called, ironically, Parasites’ Business, says Billboard.

      The phoney study was  released by the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries and the CoPeerRight Agency following a government “inter-ministerial commission to draw up legislation to combat intellectual property violations,” says the story.

      “Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero made his first official visit to the White House last week on Oct. 13, after six years in office,” says the story, adding:

      “Relations with the Bush government were cool after Spain withdrew its troops from Iraq the same day that Zapatero took office. Before summer, the U.S. government criticised Spain’s inaction on digital piracy.”

      The ‘findings’ are slated for release in December.


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