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Thirteen alleged members of Anonymous indicted on hacking charges

Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups. The indictment unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charged the 13 with attacks between September 2010 and January 2011 on the Motion Picture…

American music industry reports ‘flat’ 2012 sales

US music industry sales held nearly steady in 2012 as gains from digital subscription services offset further declines in physical disc sales, an industry survey showed Wednesday. Overall recorded music sales revenues for 2012 were $7.1 billion, down 0.9 percent, after a slight increase in 2011, according to data from…

Author hilariously illustrates why copyright math is bogus

Giving a recent TED Talk, author Rob Reid, creator of the online music subscription service Rhapsody, illustrated for the audience exactly why so-called “copyright math” is almost completely bogus. “Copyright math” is a term used for the extrapolations published by groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), or…

Anonymous to launch file sharing service

Hacktivists affiliated with the “Anonymous” movement are planning to launch a file sharing service to replace MegaUpload.com, a similar website the U.S. government recently shut down. The group hopes to have the new site, Anonyupload.com, up and working by Wednesday. In an effort to thwart U.S. law enforcement, the group…

Anonymous briefly deletes CBS.com from the Internet

In a rampage following the U.S. government’s takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload, the hacktivist group Anonymous not only knocked the CBS.com website offline on Sunday, but deleted all its files. As described by Gizmodo, “The CBS takedown wasn’t your regular DDoS attack because if you went to CBS.com at the…

Woman ordered to pay $1.5 million for file-sharing 24 songs

WASHINGTON — A US jury has ordered a Minnesota woman to pay $1.5 million for illegally downloading 24 songs in a high-profile digital piracy case. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a single mother of four, was found liable by a jury on Wednesday of copyright infringement for using KaZaA peer-to-peer file-sharing network to…

What do BP, its PR disaster and the LGBT community have in common? Hilary Rosen

This post is a bit of LGBT inside baseball that has caused a bit of a stir, mostly because it has not been covered much in LGBT media to date – a major figure in the community is handling the crappy PR effort to spread BP’s propaganda and spin —…

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