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Audio: Gary Webb on 'Dark Alliance,' CIA and Drugs

A CounterSpin special broadcast about Gary Webb's reporting featured excerpts from a talk by Webb, along with an interview with Norman Solomon discussing inaccuracies and distortions in establishment media attacks on Webb.

Like Sea Level, Times Environmental Coverage on the Rise

After a period of decline, The Times is refocusing its attention on climate change.

Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Episode 3 – Not Groovy

Grooveshark loses big, the Turtles move on to a new target after a positive ruling and the MP3Tunes ruling gets trimmed...

3 Count: Trust Issues

Apple to face antitrust trial over FairPlay DRM, Firedrive stops working amid rumors of copyright action and Grooveshark responds to recent court loss.

3 Count: Speedy Turtle

The Turtles sue Pandora over pre-1972 sound recordings, family of Jenni Rivera sues former manager over biography and Google responds to threat letter.

3 Count: Google Assault

Google threatened over nude celebrity photos, Publishers get snippets yanked from Google News and SiriusXM to appeal Pre-1972 ruling.

When Plagiarism Becomes Personal

With plagiarism, it's hard to separate one's feelings from the law, especially when it involves taking your work and turning into erotic fiction.

3 Count: Hacked Up

Four men arrested for hacking and stealing copyrighted works, Wounded Warrior project sues similar charity and CD ripping now legal in the UK.

Understanding Grooveshark and the DMCA

Grooveshark suffered a courtroom defeat today. While the lawsuit isn't over, it's time to take a look at the service and what it means for the DMCA.

3 Count: Grooveshark Bait

Grooveshark loses key court ruling, judge alters MP3Tunes damages award and Imgur sued over a failed DMCA takedown notice.

Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana

Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.

3 Count: Going Gaga

Universal seeks summary judgment against Grooveshark, Lady Gaga goes after songerwriter who sued her and parody comes to the UK and EU.

An open letter to the Director of National Intelligence

Dear Jim: Because we have been friends for more than a decade, I think you should resign as America’s chief intelligence officer. Both for your own integrity as well as an example to the nation’s foremost generals, you should do this immediately. I honestly wasn’t watching “60 Minutes” last Sunday night when President Obama threw you under the […]

Ukraine’s Bigger Threat: Obama or Putin?

With all of Europe heavily dependent upon Russian oil and gas—thanks in no small part to maddening government green schemes on both sides of the Atlantic that greatly help Putin’s aggression—further sanctions are very unlikely.

Turkey ready to fight back as ISIS reaches their border

WASHINGTON — The Turkish reluctance to let American jets fly from bases in Turkey to help Kurdish fighters stop Islamist terrorists may be reversed, as the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known by ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State) approaches the Turkish border. Reuters reported the Turkish parliament authorized the central government […]

Catalonia Suspends Independence Campaign

WASHINGTON — The government of Catalonia, an ethnically and linguistically unique region in Spain, has tabled their recent attempt at declaring independence from Spain. Reuters reported that this latest attempt, a referendum and their campaign for a vote, was temporarily suspended after the Spanish central government in Madrid filed a legal block to a referendum. […]

Another 60 Minutes Puff Piece

60 Minutes' interview with FBI chief James Comey was essentially an ad for the FBI, absent any critical scrutiny or questioning.

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Unemployment Report: “We Have Two Americas” [Video]

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell criticized the Obama administration-hyped economic recovery by reminding the panelists on Meet the Press that with labor participation rates at historic lows, an economic recovery is unsustainable and has created...Show More Summary

Netanyahu’s Statements and Policies

Although media commentators overlooked it, the Obama administration did it again. They blindsided Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the eve of his trip to Washington. The last time it happened was in May 2011 when US President Barack Obama set out his policy toward Israel and the Palestinians as Netanyahu was in flight, en route […]

Moore, Oklahoma Beheading: When Political Correctness Trumps

Was the decapitation last month of Colleen Hufford in Moore, Oklahoma, workplace violence or an act of terrorism? It was both, but if a category is necessary, it was clearly an act of terrorism, inspired by ISIS—the radical Islamist organization that is terrorizing much of the Middle East, and which, just days before, encouraged “lone […]

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