Posts Tagged ‘ RIAA ’

Defense Atty Demands Retrial In Pirate Bay Case; Experts Question ‘Harm’ of File Sharing

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Peter Althin, the attorney representing Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde, has called for a retrial, Swedish news site The Local revealed today. Swedish radio channel Sveriges Radio’s P3 news programme reports that the judge in the case was a member of the same copyright protection groups as several of the main entertainment industry representatives, who […]

How The RIAA Targets College File Sharers

May 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an off-the-record explanation from an RIAA official on how they identify colleges and universities to target: The official explained that one way the RIAA identifies pirates is by using LimeWire, a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing program that is free online and used by many college students (there is also a […]

Amazon Taking DRM-Free MP3s Global

Jan 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music has announced plans for an international rollout of Amazon MP3, a DRM-free MP3 digital music store, in 2008. Amazon MP3 is currently the only retailer that the four major labels are allowing to offer customers DRM-free MP3s. As a result, it can offer over 3.3 million songs from more than 270,000 artists in DRM-free […]

Avril Lavigne Leading Digital Music Boom; Music Industry Still Whiny

Jan 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

The IFPI, an organization that represents the mainstream music industry worldwide, has released its take on the state of digital music 2008. According to the report, digital music is booming and the music industry is further along in the transition to digital than other industries. The industry appears to be more focused on P2P file […]

Start The New Year Right – Rip One For The RIAA!

Jan 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

There’s a lot of misinformation going around the Internet as a result of a report in the Washington Post that suggests that the RIAA is suing people for ripping music for personal use: In legal documents in its federal case against Jeffrey Howell, a Scottsdale, Ariz., man who kept a collection of about 2,000 music […]