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3:40 AM ET, June 16, 2007


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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Record exec to academic: stop criticizing us or I'll tell your university  —  Andrew Dubber, who is on faculty at the University of Central England, blogged a link to a story critical of RIAA lawsuits.  Paul Birch, a British record exec who sits on the boards of the BPI and IFPI …
Discussion: digg
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
An open response to an IFPI board member  —  Recently, when a counterclaim was filed by Ms. Del Cid against the RIAA containing allegations of Trespass, Computer Fraud and Abuse, Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices, Civil Extortion, and Civil conspiracy, we published a short editorial on our perception of the unfolding events.
Discussion: digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Exec: Experts Cannot Criticize Our Strategies  —  from the say-what?  dept  —  If you want to see just how confused recording industry execs are these days, go read this exchange between Andrew Dubber and Paul Birch (via Boing Boing).  Dubber is a lecturer at the University …
IFPI board member threatens blogger
Discussion: I, Platform
New Music Strategies:
An IFPI & BPI Board Member Writes...
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Facebook's app feeding frenzy
CNET   Waste your workday away with Facebook Platform apps
Om Malik / GigaOM:
CellCarriers fear mobile VoIP planet  —  Why is T-Mobile UK blocking calls to mobile VoIP start-up Truphone?  —  Mobile carriers are scared of one thing: becoming dumb pipes whose only utility is to carry voice and text.  And it is one of the reasons why they are fighting tooth and nail …
Discussion: Slashdot
Reuters:   Orange France sold over 250,000 Unik phones
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
T-Mobile-UK To VoIP- "My Aim Is Tru (phone)"
Discussion: Darla Mack and
Claude Brodesser-Akner / AdAge:
Michael Moore's 'Sicko' Leaked Onto Web  —  Every Movie Marketer's Worst Nightmare Becomes Grim Reality for Weinstein Company  —  LOS ANGELES ( — Michael Moore's new documentary "Sicko" has been pirated and is now widely available for download on peer-to-peer content sites like
Michelle Meyers / CNET
Pirates nab Michael Moore's yet-to-be released doc
Discussion: Techdirt
Avvo Blog:
Defending Avvo's Right to Provide Information and Guidance to Consumers  —  I would like to respond to the class action lawsuit filed against Avvo today.  — is designed to give consumers information and guidance to choose the right attorney.  There is very little guidance available …
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
BlogHer, site for female bloggers, said to get money from Venrock  —  BlogHer, a site that aims to popularize blogs by women, has raised its first round of capital from Silicon Valley firm, Venrock.  —  We're not sure of the amount.  The company has declined comment, [as has Venrock] …
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Backend: Dell Demands Takedown Of Our "22 Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager"  —  subject Posting by former Dell employee  —  Please remove the posting located at the following link:  — insiders/22-confessions-of-a-former- dell-sales-manager-268831.php
The Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPhone launch deets  —  Have you been sitting at home alone, trying to figure out what the heck is going to happen June 29th?  Should you camp out in the store and then hijack the FedEx delivery guy?  Probably not.  But we do have some exciting bits of information surrounding the day the iPhone will be released.
Chris Remo /
Valve Confirms Episode Two, Team Fortress 2 Launch Date  —  Last night, Valve representatives confirmed to Shacknews that the studio's upcoming trio of Source-powered games will ship for all announced platforms on October 9, 2007.  The suite, sold at retail and through Valve's Steam download service …
Wall Street Journal:
Pearson Weighs Dow Jones Bid  —  Financial Times publisher Pearson PLC has been trying in recent weeks to recruit partners to pursue a possible bid for Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co., according to people familiar with the matter.  —  A formal offer is viewed as a long shot, according to these people.
Internet Crime Complaint Center:
The Internet Crime Complaint Center Hits 1 Million!  —  Fairmont, WV - The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has logged its 1 millionth consumer complaint about alleged online fraud or cyber crime.  The 1 millionth complaint hit the IC3 system on June 11th, 2007 at 01:26 PM.
Discussion: Computerworld and BetaNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The Long Tail Is Getting Fatter  —  Three separate news stories involving numbers this week caught my eye. iLike announced it has now has 6 million registered users and is now adding 300,000 new users a day.  Apple's Safari browser for Windows has now had 1 million downloads.
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Faultline / The Register:
Joost everywhere, embedded in hardware
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechSpot News
Microsoft CEO says Google complaint is "baseless"
Discussion: Ars Technica
Tony Pierce / LAist:
LA DirecTV Customers Can Now Get NY's WNBC, Experience NBC's …
Discussion: Digital Trends and digg
Tom Robertson / Microsoft Corporation:
Choice  —  Users Get to Decide their Document Formats
Discussion: CNET
Mike Weiss / San Francisco Chronicle:
How victim snared ID thief
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New bill would create family tier, extend indecency standards to cable
Discussion: Slashdot
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Yahoo! fixes bug that gave free rein to user accounts
Discussion: TechSpot News and Net Cooties
 Earlier Items: 
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Firefox is on Steve Jobs' hit list!
Discussion: Windows Connected and BetaNews
Darren Murph / Engadget:
VRX's triple-screen racing simulator uses Xbox 360 Elite
Discussion: Gizmodo and CNET
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Canada Is Hollywood's Fastest Growing Market. …
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Sydney Morning Herald:
iPods to blame for total eclipse of the art, says Hockney