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How Much is Music Worth?
This article tracks the dwindling value of music from retail CD to music club CD, then to copy-protected authorized download, and finally to unauthorized paid download.
Proof of Distribution Required Under Recent Copyright Act
A federal trial judge in San Francisco presiding over the Napster copyright litigation has just clarified that the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005 does not establish that the operator of a peer-to-peer Internet file-sharing service infringes on the copyright owners' distribution rights.
Ring Tone Beats ColdPlay in the British Charts
A track based on a cell phone ring tone famed for its ability to infuriate listeners topped Britain's singles charts on Sunday, beating the new track from Coldplay to the No. 1 spot.
Internet Radio is Gaining, but Problems Remain
Like a sleeping giant, Internet radio is quietly attracting more and more listeners and advertising dollars, leading some experts to predict that some day soon it will eclipse the popularity of satellite radio and iPods.
Users are Starting to Demand Fewer Restrictions on Digital Music Playback and Music Library Management
A new WinAmp plug-in, called ml_iPod, allows iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music collections in WinAmp instead.
Sweden's Parliament OKs Anti-Piracy Law
Sweden's Parliament on Wednesday made it illegal to download copyright material from the Internet and approved measures to discourage people from burning copies of CDs and DVDs.
Subscription Radio Only 5 Years Away
Subscription radio, which has recruited more than 5.4 million customers in the US, could become a reality in Britain soon.
Watch for Roadcasting Rage
Stuck in traffic and sick of Howard Stern, you may soon be able to tune in to the music collection of the person in the car in front of you. Researchers are developing an ad hoc networking system for cars that would allow any driver to broadcast music to any other vehicle within a 30-mile radius.
Sony BMG Tests Technology To Limit CD Burning
As part of its mounting U.S. rollout of content-enhanced and copy-protected CDs, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is testing technology solutions that bar consumers from making additional copies of burned CD-R discs.
Volez ce MP3!
Record labels and movie studios are counting on the courts to help wage their war against global online piracy. But in France, some courts are refusing to go along.
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