Next week in Minneapolis Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two from Brainerd, Minnesota, is scheduled to on trial for copyright infringement for the second time.
A jury found her guilty in 2007, ordering her to pay $220,000 in damages for illegally distributing 24 songs by the likes of Aerosmith, Green Day and Guns N’ Roses over the KaZaA peer-to-peer network. But a judge subsequently threw out the conviction.
MP3 – iTunes A new Zune is on the way. It will feature high definition video and HD Radio, a multi-touch screen, plus Wifi and a Web browser. Microsoft has not announced a price for the Zune HD, which is due this autumn. Guest: Dwight Silverman
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun a campaign to persuade the U.S. Copyright Office to extend an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on the unlocking of phones from their networks, as well as “jailbreaking,” or tweaking phones so they’ll run blocked programs.