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iTunes supposedly DRM-free music not so DRM-free?

If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).

June 1, 2007 by

MIPI boss Speck takes stand in piracy trial

The general manager of Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), Michael Speck, took the witness stand today to give evidence in the case against retired police officer turned music download Web site owner Stephen Cooper.Speck was forced to admit by lead counsel for the defence, Anthony Morris QC, that "not at any time was there an MP3 located on this site".

October 26, 2004 by

Get ready for new MP3 format

The online world is to get its first glimpse of the new MP3 format, with the first major update to a technology that has become synonymous with both digital music and online piracy.

June 15, 2001 by

MP3.com still hopes for Univeral settlement

MP3.com Inc. CEO Michael Robertson believes he can still settle out of court his legal differences with Universal Studios, which last week edged closer to a landmark piracy ruling against the digital music company.

September 10, 2000 by

RIAA sues Napster

The Recording Industry Association of America has filed suit against MP3 site Napster, accusing the Web firm of facilitating piracy. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in California, charges the site of contributory and vicarious copyright infringement for allegedly making illegal MP3 files available to surfers.

December 7, 1999 by

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