[LINK] RIAA?s Hostile Takeover of the Internet

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Fri May 1 21:33:57 EST 2009


Oneline Top-post - apologies...... One of my favourite quotes....

"There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish
something." -- Thomas Edison.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au 
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Kim Holburn
> Sent: Friday, 1 May 2009 7:42 PM
> To: The Link Institute
> Subject: [LINK] RIAA?s Hostile Takeover of the Internet
> 
> 
> There is pressure being put on ISPs and governments in many  
> countries.  In Italy at least one ISP throttles customers down to  
> below dialup for three or four days for any detected bittorrent use  
> and it does it secretly.
> 
> There's a couple of lines I really like in this article:
> 
> > The case of The Pirate Bay was not a case of artists vs.
> > freeloaders, or even the recording industry vs. pirates. 
> There were  
> > no artists on the accusing side, nor were there any pirates on the  
> > defending side.
> 
> 
> http://torrentfreak.com/riaas-hostile-takeover-of-the-internet-090429/
> 
> > RIAA's Hostile Takeover of the Internet
> > Written by Jens Roland on April 29, 2009
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