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2012-06-28 23:00:56

Everblue will provide Intercaz, which gives students more practice for the field test during the BPI certification course. Huntersville, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Everblue and Interplay Energy finalized a partnership that will allow students to use Intercaz for free during their Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst or Envelope training course. Intercaz is a hands-on video game-style program that gives BPI students more experience with the steps required to perform an energy...

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2010-12-16 12:15:00

A study for the recording industry lobby group BPI said on Thursday that at least 1.2 billion songs will have been illegally downloaded by the end of 2010 in Britain. The estimate dwarfs the total of 370 million tracks across singles and albums expected to be bought legally this year. Music industry executives said that the estimate underlines the scale of the problem facing record labels and other investors who are reluctant to spend on new talent when revenues become undercut. "Illegal...

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2010-09-20 12:15:57

Piracy activists have targeted websites owned by the music and film industry to perform coordinated attacks. The Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) were temporarily knocked offline because of the assault. The attacks were reportedly in retaliation for anti-piracy efforts against file-sharing websites.  The activists group has declared on message-board 4chan that it will continue to target other sites. The British...

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2008-04-04 05:18:36

One of Britain's largest Internet Service Providers have refused to disconnect users who ignore requests to stop sharing music, telling the music industry it's not their job to police the internet.The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the trade body for UK music, asked ISPs to disconnect so-called "Ëœinternet music pirates' who refuse to stop sharing files.But Charles Dunstone of Carphone Warehouse, which runs the TalkTalk broadband service, is refusing to comply with their...

2006-01-27 12:22:19

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's record industry said on Friday it had won a landmark court case against two people caught illegally swapping music on the Internet, forcing them to pay thousands of pounds in bills. In the first case of its kind in Britain, London's High Court ruled in separate judgements that the two men were liable for illegal internet distribution of music, the British Phonographic Institute (BPI) said. "It's the first time our assertion that file...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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