Distributed Computing Industry
Weekly Newsletter

July 14, 2003
Volume 1, Issue 1

DCIA's new headquarters at 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203 is now open to serve your needs. We welcome your participation in our first working group, focused on licensed content business practices, an important first step in commercial development of peer-to-peer network services. Attached is a DCIA Membership Application. Following are press clippings from the past week…

"A Nation of Pirates Panicked by Digital Plunder, the Entertainment Industry Fights Back," Kenneth Terrell, US New & World Report, July 14, 2003

"Hollywood Heist -- Will Tinseltown Let Techies Steal the Show?", Ronald Grover & Heather Green, Business Week, July 14, 2003

"Hackers Hijack PCs for Sex Sites," John Schwartz, The New York Times, July 11, 2003

"Napster Launches Viral Marketing Campaign," The Hollywood Reporter, July 11, 2003

"Behind a Hacker's Book, a Primer on Copyright Law," Seth Schiesel, The New York Times, July 10, 2003

"Joltid Does Deals," Digital Media Wire, July 10, 2003

"Sharman Searches for Legitimacy," Scott Morrison, Financial Times, July 8, 2003

"How to Make a Sonic Purée from Pop Snippets," Matthew Mirapaul, The New York Times, July 8, 2003

"New Group Promotes Benefits of File-Sharing Networks," Drew Clark, Technology Daily, July 8, 2003

"P2P's Little Secret," Declan McCullagh, CNET News, July 8, 2003

"Napster Creator May be Set for Comeback," Joseph Menn and Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, July 7, 2003

"File Sharing Firm Forms Lobbying Group," David McGuire, Wired, July 7, 2003

"The Music Industry Might Want to Listen to This Swapper's Deal," Hiawatha Bray, The Boston Globe, July 7, 2003

"Shut the Gates: New 'Trojan Horse' is Latest Security Threat," Rick Smith, LocalTechWire, July 7, 2003

"Small Companies Are Big In Battle Against Net Piracy -- Budding Cottage Industry Works to Stop File-Sharing," Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press, July 7, 2003

"Piracy and Peer-to-Peer," Declan McCullagh, CNET News, July 7, 2003

"Trade Group to Back P2P Efforts," Lisa M. Bowman, CNET News, July 7, 2003

"Can the Record Business Survive?", John Seabrook, The New Yorker, July 7, 2003

"RIAA Lawsuit Strategy Risks Consumer Backlash," Bill Holland and Brian Garrity, Billboard, July 5, 2003

"Internet Music Piracy" (transcript), Leaders with David Faber, CNBC News, July 4, 2003

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