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6:50 AM ET, October 5, 2007

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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA trial verdict is in: jury finds Thomas liable for infringement  —  Duluth, Minnesota — After just four hours of deliberation and two days of testimony, a jury found that Jammie Thomas was liable for infringing the record labels' copyrights on all 24 the 24 recordings at issue in the case of Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas.
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000  —  DULUTH, Minnesota — Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two, was found liable Thursday for copyright infringement in the nation's first file-sharing case to go before a jury.  —  Twelve jurors here said the Minnesota …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Labels Win Suit Against Song Sharer  —  In a crucial legal victory for record labels and other copyright owners, a federal jury yesterday found a Minnesota woman liable for copyright infringement for sharing music online and imposed a penalty of $222,000 in damages.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Confirmed: Apple component cable works with iPhone  —  So first, the iPhone appeared on the Apple Component cable page, and then we heard it didn't run video out, and then it did again, or maybe it didn't.  At any rate, we finally have confirmation for you, thanks to punkassjim, that the iPhone will do video out.
Discussion: Mobility Site and Gizmodo
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Level 3 Throws A Wrench In The CDN Business  —  Level 3 (LVLT) has knocked content delivery networks Limelight (LLNW) and Akamai (AKAM) off their game with an announcement today it will price CDN services at the same rate as normal Internet access.  Shares of Akamai were down $1.06 to $30.01 at market close …
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Light Reading:
Level 3 Slashes CDN Prices  —  Level 3 Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT - message board) is lowering prices for content delivery network (CDN) services to match the same price customers pay for high-speed IP transport.  —  By matching transport prices, Level 3 is doing away with any premium …
Paul Graham:
The Future of Web Startups  —  There's something interesting happening right now.  Startups are undergoing the same transformation that technology does when it becomes cheaper.  —  There's a pattern that we see over and over in technology.  Initially there's some kind of device that's …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
China Blocking RSS Feeds  —  The Chinese Government has added a blanket ban on all RSS feeds, according to a report at Ars Technica.  —  There has been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
China's Great Firewall turns its attention to RSS feeds  —  As many readers who follow the antics of the Chinese government know, when it comes to enforcing the "Great Firewall of China," consistency isn't exactly its strong point.  While certain phrases, concepts, and entire web sites …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Techmeme is officially a cesspool  —  It was intriguing for a day or two, but now it's clear that the Leaderboard was the dumbest idea ever, because now more than ever, people are gaming Techmeme so they can climb the list.  —  Reminds me of something Ted Turner once said about how the Forbes list …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
What Does It Mean When Most Mobile Content Execs Don't Use Their Own Services?  —  I vaguely recall a very similar study making waves a few years ago, but can't find any trace of it right now.  However, a recent study of executives working in the mobile content space found that more than half …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and SMS Text News
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Mike Grenville / 160Characters Association:
Stats & Research: Mobile Content Spurns Its Own Dog Food
Discussion: broadstuff and mocoNews.net
rentzsch.com:
apple's antiCAPSLOCK  —  About a month ago I picked up a new Apple keyboard.  That's the new thin model, the wired variant.  —  I'm rather pleased with it: like all keyboards, the previous model had a propensity of collecting debris+cruft.  Unlike most other keyboards …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and MacUser
IEBlog:
Internet Explorer 7 Update  —  Almost a year ago, we released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP.  Since then, IE7 is well on its way to becoming the most used browser in the world, and we've seen lots of evidence that IE7 makes it safer and easier to accomplish everyday tasks online.
Google Maps:
International Cleanup Weekend  —  On October 13th and 14th, Googlers, our friends and family, and a lot of other folks around the world will be heading out to clean up our local parks, beaches, trails and other hot spots.  Each of these projects will make a small difference to a specific neighborhood.
Discussion: Download Squad and CNET News.com
Microsoft:
Global Entertainment Phenomenon "Halo 3" Records More Than $300 Million in First-Week Sales Worldwide  —  Xbox 360 console sales more than doubled; nearly 3 million gamers play online via Xbox LIVE.  —  Interactive entertainment will never be the same, with the launch of one title …
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Jay Greene / Business Week:
Microsoft Taps Thompson to Run Zune  —  Days after announcing new versions of the digital music player, Microsoft names a new business leader for the Zune unit  —  First, Microsoft's (MSFT) Zune digital music player gets a makeover.  Now, it has a new leader.  —  Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Div.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
Full-Disk Encryption Is Partial Protection, Analysts Say  —  Full-disk and file-based encryption should be combined to best prevent data leaks, according to security analysts and vendors.  —  It seems to be in the news about once a month—another laptop disappears containing thousands of pieces of corporate or personal data.
 
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JtP / The Journal of Joe The Peacock. Yay.:
An unordered list of thoughts I had during a conference call …
CBC News:
What you should know before you call a geek in to fix your computer
Valleywag:
Reality Check: Jajah adds to eBay's click-to-call nightmare
David Pogue / New York Times:
Setting the Record Straight on Cubic Telecom's International Rates
Discussion: Valleywag and VoIP Watch
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Bad things lurking on government sites
Discussion: Neowin.net
Austin Modine / The Register:
Sun hypes new hypervisor and virtualization console
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
NAB hits the RIAA where it hurts
 Earlier Items: 
Noam Cohen / Bits:
Is That You I Saw at the Bus Stop...in Adelaide?
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Ubuntu chief bids for prima-donna status
Discussion: The Open Road and InfoWorld
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The New Rules Of Technology VC
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T U-Verse sidesteps town politics, coming to Illinois in 2008
Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Wal-Mart tells online customers: We don't want to talk to you
Discussion: WebProNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
A Flood of Mashups Coming? OAuth 1.0 Released
AppleInsider:
Apple announcements brewing for late October [updated]