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10:05 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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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.
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Four reasons why the RIAA won a jury verdict of $220,000
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog
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: CrunchGear, Compiler, Gadget Lab and MacUser
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 have been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored …
Discussion: blognation and Google Blogoscoped
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   China's Great Firewall turns its attention to RSS feeds
InfoWorld:
DoCoMo flirts with e-paper for phones (InfoWorld)  — DoCoMo flirts with e-paper for phones  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - NTT DoCoMo engineers are tinkering with the use of e-paper for cell phones, hoping to develop a keypad that changes icons depending on which application is being used.
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Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
DoCoMo flirts with e-paper for phones
Discussion: textually.org
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Apple's iPhone Walled Garden An Opportunity For Competitors To Make The iPhone The Next Hiptop  —  While we agree with some others that Apple's decision to focus on a walled garden approach to iPhone apps seems short-sighted, it certainly does open up an opportunity for competitors — and those competitors seem to be realizing it.
Discussion: PC World
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Christopher Hogg / Digital Journal:
Exclusive: Holt Renfrew Insider Says iPhone Coming to Canada in Two Weeks  —  While we're still marking this as rumour alert, a Holt Renfrew insider has told DigitalJournal.com the luxury retailer will be carrying Apple's iPhone across Canada by mid-October 2007.
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 …
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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Interactive Advertising Bureau:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES CONTINUE TO SOAR, REACH NEARLY $10 BILLION IN FIRST HALF OF '07  —  Historic Second Quarter: Revenues Exceed $5 Billion for the First Time  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today released the IAB Internet Advertising …
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: Gadget Lab, Mobility Site and Gizmodo
Seeking Alpha:
Research In Motion F2Q08 (Qtr End 9/1/07) Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Edel Ebbs - Vice President of Investor Relations  —  James L. Balsillie - Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director  —  Brian Bidulka - Chief Accounting Officer  —  Analysts  —  Gus Papageorgiou - Scotia Capital Markets
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
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
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FCC asked to mandate 'e-mail address portability'
Discussion: Techdirt
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPod "nana" spews chest-high flames from trousers — lawsuit at 11
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
The world's most boring-looking drums
Discussion: Gizmodo
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
H3: Over $300 million in one week
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
Full-Disk Encryption Is Partial Protection, Analysts Say
Valleywag:
Reality Check: Jajah adds to eBay's click-to-call nightmare
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Launches Health Care Platform
Discussion: New York Times
 Earlier Items: 
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Bad things lurking on government sites
Discussion: Neowin.net
BBC:
Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Neowin.net
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
NAB hits the RIAA where it hurts
Noam Cohen / Bits:
Is That You I Saw at the Bus Stop...in Adelaide?
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The New Rules Of Technology VC
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
What Does It Mean When Most Mobile Content Execs Don't Use Their Own Services?