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CES 2012: Sony launches Android Z1000 MP3 player

The market for MP3 players is a tough one, because it's dominated by Apple's iPod range, and also because it's a declining market, as more users opt to listen to music on their mobile phones. However, having produced a high-end Android smartphone in the shape of the Xperia S, Sony has followed up with the Android-based Z1000 touch-screen MP3 player, which was launched in September in Japan.

January 10, 2012 by

Baidu off US piracy blacklist

Settlement with U.S. record companies such as Warner Music and Universal Music in July sees U.S. government removing Chinese search giant from list of "notorious markets" sustaining piracy, report states.

December 20, 2011 by

Act or be acted against, AFACT warns ISPs

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has written to local internet service providers (ISPs), inviting them to work together on a solution to piracy — if they don't want it to take action using precedents set in its lawsuit against iiNet.

July 7, 2011 by

NBN Co hires music anti-piracy chief

The National Broadband Network Company today confirmed it had hired Sabiene Heindl, one of the most high-profile executives working for the music industry's Australian anti-piracy taskforce, Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI).

June 20, 2011 by

Taking digital music Universal

newsmaker Accessibility of digital music plays pivotal role in curbing piracy while cloud services must ensure optimal consumer experience, says Universal Music's global head of digital business, Rob Wells.

June 1, 2011 by

Music industry negotiating over 24-bit downloads

For hi-fi fans, the most depressing aspect of the digital music revolution has been the reduction in sound quality. Just when we were hoping to get better-than-CD quality sound from disc formats such as Sony's Super Audio CD (SACD) or DVD-Audio, we were hit with the double whammy of low bit-rate MP3 files and, sometimes worse, the UK's low bit-rate DAB digital radio.

February 22, 2011 by

How long can CD music hold out?

Belated merry 2011, everyone! After a long break from the year-end festivities, I returned to the office this week feeling somewhat rejuvenated and, as I do ever year this time, nostalgic.

January 13, 2011 by

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