Thursday, June 30, 2005

File Sharing Back in the Cross-Hairs. The AP reports that Feds Crack Down on Global Internet Piracy." From the article: "FBI agents and investigators in the other nations conducted 90 searches starting Wednesday, arresting four people and shutting down at least eight major online distribution servers for pirated works, a Justice official said. Authorities also seized hundreds of computers in raids in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom." Reuters has this report, while weighs in with this.

Finally, Reuters speculates on the expected fall-out from the Grokster ruling in "BitTorrent may be next target for copyright cops." From the article: "Cohen recently created a search engine on the BitTorrent home page, which could be seen as encouraging piracy. And in a manifesto on his Web site from several years ago, he stated that one of his goals was to 'commit digital piracy.'"

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