Auditude's deal with MTV and MySpace (PR) is a huge vote of confidence in a business model that transforms today's copyright morass into a win-win-win for all involved.Auditude looks at this huge world of illegal filesharing and sees an untapped resource, just like grid computing sees a bazillion unused PC cycles as a resource.
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Hollywood is commuting to Washington to place clamps on the new high-tech gear that is a life jacket for the PC industry but a lead weight for copyright holders.
Despite the furor over copyright protection, Gateway is investigating strategies--think file-swapping and home networks--that could turn the PC maker into a music industry player.
The PC maker says it is not advocating piracy, but is putting heat on the government to find a balance between consumer demand and copyright protection.
PC manufacturer Fujitsu Siemens has been summoned to Germany's court of arbitration with third party rights organisation Wort claiming compensation for potential copyright infringement by users of the company's hardware.
Hertha Däubler-Gmelin, Germany's federal secretary of justice, has confirmed rumors that because of new copyright laws, taxes on PCs, CD-burners, printers, hard drives and ISDN systems are planned, as all these products could be used to copy data. Analysts are expecting resulting price increases of about 30 percent, much to the dismay of users, tech execs and politicians.
Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc. was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America on Friday, alleging that Diamond's Rio player, a portable Walkman-like device for playing MP3 music files downloaded from the Internet or recorded on a user's home PC, violates a federal copyright infringement law.
Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc. on Friday was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, alleging that Diamond's Rio player, a portable Walkman-like device for playing MP3 music files downloaded from the Internet or recorded on a user's home PC, violates a federal copyright infringement law.