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Piracy

+ - Court case in music piracy case goes awry->

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abirdman
abirdman writes "In a music piracy case, the court previously held that $675,000 is too high a price for sharing 30 songs. Bad legal representation and some overreach on the part of the defendant brought on an adverse judgement and has landed the case back in district court with the same $675,000 fine, and fewer options."
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+ - Online gamers thwart XBox thief

Submitted by
abirdman
abirdman writes "From NPR, this story (with a link to the audio)

A thief who stole an X-Box game player in Philadelphia got more than he bargained for when the rightful owner blogged about the theft. Gamers tracked the thief through the Internet and spammed him into submission. The X-Box was anonymously returned.
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