Shareaza's EFF appointed legal counsel has been paid off by Discordia and has abandoned the case. The legal counsel was "pro bono" (free) as the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) asked Barbara Friedman's firm, Hanson Bridgett, to take on the case. It is unethical that she stops giving us counsel while we are in the MIDDLE of a settlement of getting the original domain back. However, I applaud the Electronic Frontier Foundation for helping us in the first place and continuing to help us through this difficult time. All donations to us and to them, are appreciated.
The Shareaza team is urging users to call Barbara L. Friedman (the FORMER Counsel) or to call the EFF and complain that the team urgently needs new council
The sale of music via the internet and mobile phones has increased by 100 percent since the Swedish anti-file sharing IPRED law entered into force last week, according to digital content provider InProdicon.
"The first week after the introduction of IPRED, sales increased by 100 percent compared to the previous weeks. I don't know if this is only because of IPRED, but it is definitely a sign of a major change," said managing director Klas Brännström.
InProdicon provides half of the downloaded tunes in Sweden via several online and mobile music services. Their Swedish clients include Tele2, Telia, Åhlens and MTV.
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