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No BS Podcast #35: The Songs for Murphy Edition

Tom, Jeremy, Butters, and the much-sought-after Dave join forces to bring you this week's freestyle epic.

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The GPL Goes To Court

The first ever lawsuit alleging copyright infringement for a violation of the GPL was initiated today. Will courts enforce the GPL? Stay tuned.

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No BS Podcast #33—The $100 Rebate Edition

Will returns! Dave seeks a mate! Tech news and views! Exclamation points abound! All on this week's No BS podcast!

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Free as in Speech Week

The First Amendment makes a cameo appearance in both copyright and national security / surveillance law this week.

Copyright Infringement Goes Meta

Viacom sends a DMCA takedown to a YouTube user for pirating material Viacom had pirated from him first. Infringement is a two-way street.

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The Maximum PC staff celebrates the end of summer by bringing you more of the tech news you love—and then leaving work early.

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MPAA Looses The Hounds

The latest technology in the MPAA's war on movie pirates has a cold, wet nose.

RIAA Defendant Threatens the Empire

An RIAA defendant challenges the grounds on which the RIAA's P2P-lawsuit campaign is premised: does "making available" equal distributing?

Tivoization: A Creeping Menace? or Not A Big Deal, Really?

The latest version of the GPL waffles on the question of user modification of software in consumer products. But what should they have done?

Copyright Infringement Hits Second Life

One fake person sues another fake person over a nonexistent object. You can find a way to get anything into court.