In the case, Capitol Records, LLC vs ReDigi Inc, federal judge Richard Sullivan has ruled that individuals do not have the right to resell digital music files that they have legally purchased. In this particular case, ReDigi was attempting to set up a business where they bought mp3 files from those who had already purchased … Read moreU.S. Federal court judge rules that you cannot resell your mp3’s
Shout Out Louds, a Swedish indie band, has developed a new format for its latest single, a record made out of ice that can be played on a regular record player.
Amazon has introduced a new service, where if you buy a physical CD, a digital version will become available to you too.
Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC seizes child’s laptop
Judge makes landmark decision regarding Internet Protocol (IP) address evidence.
Sony Music Entertainment Japan has announced that it will release Blu-spec CDs in December.
A US Court is set to make what could be a landmark decision in relation to the reselling of digital music.
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Most of the Japanese record companies have decided to remove DRM from their digital music downloads. A decision likely made to stimulate the shrinking digital download market in Japan
For the first time, revenue from music download/subscription sales has overtaken physical media in the first three months of 2012. While individual song download sales have overtaken CD singles for many years, album sales including box sets continued to sell better than as downloads up until now.
Audio-Technica has launched its latest flagship noise-cancelling headphones range, the ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint. Its new features includes a choice of three user-selectable noise-cancellation settings, an inline microphone and a controller for answering phone calls and controlling music playback, such as next/previous track.
Terrestrial radio introduced our parents to Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. In the 80s and 90s, MTV videos nearly killed the radio star. Now, flexible, tailor-made online music services have quickly become the next big thing for listeners tired of the sound of Big Music dragging its feet toward innovation. According to The NPD Group, free online music services like Spotify and Pandora are more popular than ever — even among the traditionally tech-resilient older demographic. But that doesn’t mean users are throwing money at the model.
It looks as if Grooveshark is finally done. The final record label that was still supporting Groovshark, EMI, has finally pulled support for the service. With all four major record labels having now removed their support for Grooveshark, the service is doomed.
First, music geeks. Then, the world. Apple’s iCloud and Google Music Beta helped catapult cloud-based storage into the mainstream lexicon last year, allowing users to store downloaded tracks online and access them on myriad devices. That’s only the beginning, says Gartner.
Sales of music CDs have fallen precipitously over the past decade. Pushed to the brink by online file-sharing, piracy and, one may argue, a matching drop-off in quality artists, even customers who wanted to continue buying CDs found their efforts thwarted: record stores around the U.S. closed as their cash registers dried up. The NPD Group claims the tide is turning, with growth reported within both physical and digital sectors last year.
U.S. authorities have taken the next step in their effort to bring MegaUpload founder and accused copyright infringer Kim Dotcom to justice, filing an official extradition request with a New Zealand court this weekend.
Where do you go to buy music and movies? Chances are, not to a brick-and-mortar shop. Not anymore, anyway. Not when the Internet offers all those discs at better prices, minus that judgmental employee who smirks at your every purchase. But despite the digital entertainment revolution, some people still love hitting the local shops, touching the merchandise and, of course, putting that obnoxious worker in his place. And in 2011, they did. Trans World Entertainment, which continues to operate more than 400 For Your Entertainment (F.Y.E.) and Suncoast locations, posted net income boosts last year.
Nobody wanted the anti-piracy SOPA and PROTECT IP bills to pass more than the Recording Industry Association of America. Well, beside the MPAA. The music organization’s CEO Cary Sherman on Thursday blamed a purposeful misinformation campaign for lawmakers’ failure to pass both.
A UK court sided on Monday with Sony Music, EMI and several other major record companies in a case against six major Internet service providers which could push The Pirate Bay further onto the fringes of the Internet. The London High Court’s Justice Arnold stated that he believes the infamous Swedish torrent site actively engages in wide-scale copyright infringement.
iTunes Match seems like a fantastic idea. Pay $25 a year, get all of your tracks up in the cloud either by having them recognized or by uploading them, and then you are free to download them to your iPhone at a moments notice. It seems the service isn’t exactly perfect with a frustrating glitch being discovered that converts explicit versions of songs to clean versions.
The Pirate Bay took a drastic step this week and switched domains. Rather than its usual .org TLD, the torrent site is now flying its skull and crossbones under Sweden’s .se country code. The swap shouldn’t be seen as a sign of weakness, said the site’s admins, but a message: they aren’t going anywhere.
The Recording Industry Association of America believes the death of Megaupload could lead to a jump in legal purchases as customers turn to iTunes and others for their digital music needs.
Ditching the illegal but keeping the free, infamous Swedish torrent depot The Pirate Bay announced on Monday an initiative dubbed “The Promo Bay” to help new and struggling musicians and filmmakers. The ongoing contest will offer the site’s own home page to lucky winners.
The Motion Picture Association of America criticized this week the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN), calling it a “distraction” to legitimate anti-piracy legislation. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa and backed by Sen. Ron Wyden, the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN) was designed as an alternative to PROTECT IP and SOPA, which many fear could lead to online censorship and the unfair targeting of legitimate sites.
Mark L. Shurtleff is no fan of Internet piracy. In an editorial for The Salt Lake Tribune last week, Shurtleff called online counterfeiters and rogue foreign sites a threat to safety, innovation and the local economy. His solution? The Senate should pass PROTECT IP, and the House should pass SOPA.