December 02, 2003
Goodbye MP3 and All That


Today it is reported that the million song music archive at MP3 is to be lost in the transfer of ownership to CNET. CNET announced it will scrub MP3.com's servers of all content at midnight December 2, stranding an...

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Posted by tstubbs at 11:41 PM
November 07, 2003
Apple Makes no Money from its Online Music Store - Steve Jobs


CEO Steve Jobs admitted that Apple makes no revenue from the online download service, the iTunes Music Store, that he launched in April. As iTMS is the leading download service, with 80 per cent market share (or so Jobs claimed), where's your 99 cents per song going?

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Posted by tstubbs at 12:31 PM
October 11, 2003
Bypassing MediaMax CD3 Copy-Prevention


Halderman's paper , published Monday and titled "Analysis of the MediaMax CD3 Copy-Prevention System," describes flaws in the MediaMax technology SunnComm sold and BMG Entertainment used on an Anthony Hamilton CD it released last month. It concludes that "most users...

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Posted by tstubbs at 04:00 AM
September 12, 2003
RIAA Killing Kittens!


RIAA Killing KittensNot satisfied with suing kids and grannies the RIAA took its litigious terror to the next logical step today by killing a kitten for every illegal mp3 swapped. In a statement, the RIAA said "We will do whatever it takes to put a stop to illegal file swapping" ... anything that is except signing great musicians and releasing records worth paying for.

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Posted by tstubbs at 06:14 PM
August 22, 2003
ISP User Resists Record Industry Subpoena


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a woman calling herself "Jane Doe" on Thursday filed a motion that ultimately seeks to retain her anonymity in an ongoing legal battle between communications providers and the music industry over Internet piracy.

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Posted by tstubbs at 09:24 PM
August 09, 2003
Court blocks RIAA subpoenas


Massachusetts Institute of Technology's and Boston College's challenges have proved to be successful -- at least for now. A Massachusetts court has decided that the universities involved do not have to provide RIAA with the identities of the alledged song swapers immediately.

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Posted by tstubbs at 09:53 PM
July 31, 2003
Music Business Continues to Sue Fans... ISPs begin to Resist.


SBC Communications has joined a battle with the recording industry in a lawsuit that questions the constitutionality of the industry's effort to track online music swappers.

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Posted by tstubbs at 10:08 PM
July 10, 2003
Music Swappers Buy More Music - Music Industry anounces plans to sue its best customers


Market research company Music Programming Ltd (MPL) said 87% of its respondents who downloaded music admitted they bought albums after hearing tracks through the internet. The REAL reson for the decline of music sales is the decline in quality music and the focus of the industry on the mass market.

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Posted by tstubbs at 11:48 AM
June 30, 2003
The Futility of the RIAA - Three Little Words


Anonymous File Sharing...

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Posted by tstubbs at 10:30 PM
June 23, 2003
FBI to be renamed CPA


International terrorists will be able to sleep easier if US Representatives Lamar Smith (Republican, Texas) and Howard Berman (Democrat, California) have their way. A new bill Smith and Berman are sponsoring on behalf of their entertainment-industry patrons will divert limited FBI investigative resources from solving serious crimes and preventing terror attacks to waging a new War against File Sharing.

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Posted by tstubbs at 04:52 PM
June 19, 2003
Back Masking in Orin Hatch Records will Destroy your Computer!


Hatch continued, "My new record Now His Glory Shines has been backward masked with a message from the Holy Spirit. Basically, when a pireted copy of this is played on a home PC, the Holy Spirit sends a message to MS Windows to self destruct."

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Posted by tstubbs at 11:10 PM