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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

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

Sydney movie, music pirate earns jail time

The Australian arms of the music and film industry have won a victory against piracy with the news that Sydney man Yong Hong Lin has been handed a three-month jail term for selling illegal imported discs from his Eastwood music and movie store.

August 23, 2009 by

Downloading content illegally vs. getting away with it

I have mentioned a few times before my somewhat controversial view on Internet piracy - the end-user downloading (and uploading, to some extent) of mostly videos, music files, software - and the issues which surround it. As this generation of students are the forerunners of the technological age, born into an era where technology has surrounded our upbringings and shapes our future, when the two collide, it makes for interesting news.

August 2, 2009 by

An odd side-effect of music piracy

I am on an active quest to learn Spanish, which is a bit complicated at times, as I often find that my developing Spanish language skills mixes with my French to become Franglish (Je suis tres cansado, pero...).

November 19, 2007 by

DRM: The hearse is right on schedule

Universal Music Group on Friday said that it will sell "thousands of its albums and tracks" without DRM for a limited time. Universal said in a statement that its test will run from August and January and track "consumer demand, price sensitivity and piracy in regards to the availability of open MP3s.

August 10, 2007 by

Tory leader compares music piracy with child abuse

Tory leader David Cameron has delivered a speechto the AGM of the BPI, and seems to be telling the music industry exactly what it wants to hear.Up to now Cameron has appeared to have taken an informed and un-Tory view of the world - noticeable on green issues - but it seems the rumours of him moving to the right in response to Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister seems justified here:"ISPs can block access and indeed close down offending file-sharing sites.

July 6, 2007 by

Is EMI the chink in the RIAA armor?

Does anyone really believe the RIAA when they tell us that 'the sky is falling' from rampant piracy?Just last year, the recording industry, was trying to strong-arm Apple into raising its base price for it's entire DRM-protected music library.

June 4, 2007 by

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

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