More Penguin Sport

Just managing to squeeze one last update in before the end of the month and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to update than offering some good time wasting entertainment. If you liked the first penguin game check out the latest two additions over at Yetisports.

Manzano has made the move that has been widely speculated to be on the cards, but the shitstorm continues to gather in the wake of his allegations. Cyclingnews has the latest. Drugs don’t seem to be at all prevalent in the female side of the sport. I mean they certainly have some top of the kit, but you never hear much about doping scandals.

People living outside North America choosing to stick two fingers up to the film and music industry and share copyrigted material have for the most part been getting away with it, but that looks set to change:

From: Gilles
Subject: First file sharers prosecuted in Europe

We had been waiting for it for a long time, and here it is: for the first time in Europe, some people will be prosecuted for sharing copyrighted material.

Groups go after music swapping in Canada, Europe

“LONDON — Recording industry associations in Europe and Canada are going after 247 people for illegally swapping music on-line, taking up a
tactic used by music companies in the United States.

The London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said Tuesday that action had been taken in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Canada. The IFPI, which represents the recording industry worldwide, said lawsuits would be launched in more countries in coming
months as part of its campaign against music piracy.”

or

Europe’s song-swappers face court

“The music industry is to take legal action against 247 online song-swappers across Europe in the biggest crackdown against music piracy outside the US.”

For what it’s worth I still think they are going about this the wrong way. I mean look at Sony. I have loads of albums from artists under the Sony label and I have a Sony Net Minidisc which lets me record tracks from CD as well as MP3 and other electronic music files onto Minidisc using Sony’s own jukebox software, but under the current laws it’s all illegal.

What a miserable failure.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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