Distributed Computing Industry
Weekly Newsletter

July 28, 2003
Volume 1, Issue 3

Thanks to all who took time to respond to our questions coming out of the hearing on the "Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003." We will let you know as soon as the webcast is available, and continue to process your input to help formulate a constructive position regarding that and the proposed companion legislation "Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act of 2003" and this week's "Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography (P4) Act" (see below).

Our primary focus is ongoing discussions with prospective Charter Members and related activities to demonstrate the value of active participation in DCIA's first licensed-content business-practices working group. We are also meeting with leaders of other trade associations, where we can benefit from the broader viewpoints of entire industry sectors.

If time permits, please visit www.dcia.info, which has now been updated to complete our transition from DCSC to DCIA. We will be making improvements to the website weekly going forward, and welcome suggestions you'd like to make to our new webmaster Adam Marcus (adam@dcia.info).

Next week, we plan to present a proposal for a DCIA research initiative in response to recommendations Rick Quinlan (rick@dcia.info) has received, that we believe will be valuable to all.

Greetings from DCIA's Newsletter Editor --

Welcome to DCIA's weekly news recap, which is meant to help keep you informed of the rapid changes occurring currently within the distributed computing industry. Your respective sector may be facing what seems like good or bad change; nevertheless it is a time of opportunity for all.

Evolution is underway, and there are enormous opportunities for individuals and corporations to work together to create new business models. Below are short excerpts of full articles that can be accessed by either clicking the link below or pasting the URL.

Jason Annis (jason@dcia.info)

"New Plan: Criminalize Peer-to-Peer Swapping," Media Life, July 17, 2003 

"Record Labels Send Flurry of Subpoenas," LA Times, July 19, 2003

"End to File-Swapping Wars Demands Ideas, Not Threats," USA Today, July 20, 2003 

"RIAA - Holding America Hostage," Slyck.com, July 20, 2003

"Rivals Ready to Take a Bite of Apple," USA Today, July 20, 2003

"Sun Exec Champions Peer-To-Peer Computing Expanding On Napster," Investor's Business Daily, July 22, 2003

"Roxio Appoints Universal Music Group Executive to its Board of Directors," Digital Media Wire, July 22, 2003

"Brawl Over Online Music File-Swapping Spawns 'Secure' Software," Associated Press, July 23, 2003

"Schools Call Music-Use Subpoenas Illegal," Associated Press, July 23, 2003

"P2P Hide-and-Seek, " CNET, July 23, 2003

"Muze Supports BuyMusic.com," Digital Media Wire, July 23, 2003

"Anti-Piracy Consumer Media Campaign," MPAA, July 23, 2003

"Teens, Young Adults Now Spend More Time Online Than Watching TV," Yahoo, July 24, 2003

"RIAA File-Sharing Subpoenas Targeting Parents, Grandparents," Washington Post, July 25, 2003

"Parental Consent Bill Aims to Shield Children from P2P Pornography," CNET, July 25, 2003

"ISP Peer-to-Peer Bandwidth Saver CacheLogic Raises $2 Million," CacheLogic, July 25, 2003

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