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Personal Side of the Lawsuits

JAPAN IS SERIOUS about this stuff. On May 10th Isamu Kaneko, the developer of the popular Japanese filesharing client Winny, was arrested. By May 20th freekaneko.com had raised $100,000 for his defense. $100,000 in 10 days. Right now the defense fund (which just started accepting contributions from outside of Japan) is up to over $130,000. We’re impressed, and we wish him well.

Back at home, here’s an article about one family that’s been targeted by the major labels, and a reminder that there’s nothing at all reasonable about the RIAA lawsuit strategy.

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