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10:15 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
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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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
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
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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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
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
The world's most boring-looking drums  —  Next to guitars—real, virtual or something in-between—the most popular musical instruments we've seen on Crave are drums.  From fingertip pads to several types of rollaway versions, percussive gadgets appear to be everywhere.  But they usually don't look like a cookie sheet.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPod "nana" spews chest-high flames from trousers — lawsuit at 11  —  Prepare to be amazed at what passes for investigative journalism on television these days.  Atlanta's WSB-TV Action News team ran a sensational iPod "nana" piece last night under the title "Man's Pants Catch Fire At Airport."
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
 
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Seeking market share, Microsoft removes WGA anti-piracy check from IE7
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FCC asked to mandate 'e-mail address portability'
Discussion: Techdirt
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Microsoft Taps Thompson to Run Zune
Discussion: paidContent.org
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Setting the Record Straight on Cubic Telecom's International Rates
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 Earlier Items: 
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Launches Health Care Platform
Discussion: New York Times
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
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Apple Fairy: high-def AppleTV content coming soon
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
What Does It Mean When Most Mobile Content Execs Don't Use Their Own Services?