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Last Waltz for Grokster
distributing its peer-to-peer software, following a $50 million legal settlement announced Monday with Hollywood studios and record labels.
Curry in Podcast Convention Clash
A dispute between two of the podosphere's biggest players erupts into a public feud on the eve of what's being billed as the world's first podcasters convention.
Peer-to-Peer Goes Legit
The old-school peer-to-peer network iMesh has left the murky world of illegal file swapping behind with the launch of a new service that enables users to share up to 2 million tracks from the four major record labels.
US Youths Use Internet to Create
More than half of online teens have created content for the internet; and most teen downloaders think that getting free music files is easy to do.
RIAA Takes Shotgun to Traders
Hundreds of people are being wrongly sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally trading music online, legal experts say.
Sony BMG Copy Protection Facing More Hot Water
A leading software company has accused Sony of spying on tens of thousands of people who buy Sony music CD's.
MySpace.com Releases First Album
Networking site, recently acquired by News Corp., expects its popularity among musicians to give MySpace Records a head start.
Video and the Podcasting Star
A podospheric migration to video has begun, but it's been hardly at the breakneck pace seen in June when Apple released the podcasting-capable iTunes 4.9 software. By contrast, Apple's early-October debut of the new iPod and its video-capable iTunes 6.0 hasn't had nearly the same effect.
DRM, Free Speech, and Fair Use: Heresy!
There is tremendous concern in some circles about the potential threat to fair use from ongoing experiments with DRM.
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