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9:20 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.
Discussion: Between the Lines and IP Democracy
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 …
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, Gadget Lab and MacUser
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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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
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.
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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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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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
Valleywag:
Reality Check: Jajah adds to eBay's click-to-call nightmare  —  We'd hardly blame Meg Whitman if, after this week, she decided to hang up on the phone business altogether.  On Monday eBay said they were taking a $1.4 billion charge related to their acquisition of VOIP startup Skype.
Discussion: WebProNews, FierceVoIP and Mashable!
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
 
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David Pogue / New York Times:
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Roy Mark / eWEEK.com:
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BBC:
Wi-fi sharing plan launched in UK
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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
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