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Sharman Networks has called former Napster expert witness Justin Tygar to give his testimony during the ongoing trial against the peer to peer software provider for alleged copyright infringement.When asked by Justice Murray Wilcox on what he thinks should be the solution to the P2P "dilemma", the University of Berkeley professor of computer science and information management said that technology is the answer to keep users from infringing copyright.
Software company sells old business for $80 million and stakes future on digital music.
The peer-to-peer wunderkind signs up to help CD-burning software maker Roxio bring back the Napster music service from the ashes--with a difference.
The CD-burning software maker is acquiring virtually all the assets of Napster, the former file-swapping mania, for about $5 million in cash and stock.
Since the advent of Napster, a constant refrain has been leveled at the recording industry: Give fans more than music, and they might keep buying CDs. Now new software might do just that.
Napster says it will let fans try out a free beta of its new, record industry-friendly file-swap software before launching its fee-based service.
Struggling to make its new song-blocking software work, Napster on Monday temporarily stopped all file trading on its once-popular service.
Napster plans to shut off old versions of its software to push an upgrade that includes a new filter for blocking copyrighted music--greatly reducing the number of song titles.
There is a "secret weapon" the music industry (IFPI) will use to monitor individuals whodownload Napster files (tracking IP adresses and "asking" ISPs to give logs to identify users).A special software is under way, but it is not yet finalized.
Swedish software maker Pocit Labs says it has created the world's first Napster-like file-swapping software for mobile devices that communicate using so-called Bluetooth technology.The software, called BlueTalk, is expected to make its debut in June at the Bluetooth Congress 2001 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Vivendi has announced that it will not be joining the Bertelsmann and Napster joint venture because the file-swapping software company is expecting to receive too high a percentage of revenue.
IBM will release a new version of its anti-music piracy technology Monday that it says could help block song traders who use services such as Napster or Gnutella.Big Blue is one of the oldest players in the so-called digital rights management business, in which companies create software to block or deter would-be pirates from downloading music online without permission.
In the first demonstration of how Napster and Bertelsmann will generate revenue, Napster released a new version of itssoftware Thursday that includes an e-commerce component linking to Bertelsmann-owned CDNow.Although Napster and Bertelsmann have promised a subscription-based service, Thursday's software release represents the firstconcrete action the companies have taken toward revenue generation since they announced their partnership in October.
Napster chief executive Hank Barry says EMusic's 'acoustic fingerprint' software technology isn't feasible and may violate Napster's privacy rules to boot
A day after EMusic said it was watching Napster users, Napster said it'll be watching EMusic for any privacy violations. EMusic unleashed an "acoustic fingerprinting" software and other programming that will be scouring hard drives seven days a week for any EMusic songs illegally swapped through Napster.
Ray Ozzie, the programmer who designed Lotus Notes, is ready to unveil his next big software idea: a product that he hopes will transform small-group computer collaboration and bring Napster-style networking to the corporate world. Full story.
Why is the Napster-loving media so quiet about ad-blocking software?
Twenty groups from movie, music, software, publishing and sports industries filed a brief Friday urging a federal appeals court to uphold a decision that could shut down Napster Inc.Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti said Napster's song-sharing service promoted theft of copyrighted materials.
Several technology trade groups are filing briefs in the Napster case, saying a decision against the song-swapping software could diminish consumer rights and bring in a flood of lawsuits.
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