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  • Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

    03/21/2016 6:47:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    UK Register ^ | 3-21-16 | Darren Pauli
    This is not the time to take your Kindle camping, people Readers will be unable to download their purchased books or buy new ones without a computer handy if they fail to update their Amazon Kindles by Wednesday. Users of Kindle models older than 2013 will need to apply an update over their device's wireless connection to install a critical fix. Those who do not will be kicked from Amazon online properties, including the book store, and their cloud library of purchased books and documents. Amazon has sent emails to user account inboxes warning to update. It has not explained...
  • Windows 10 reportedly reaches 53 million downloads [Three weeks after launch]

    08/17/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    WinBeta ^ | 08/17/2015 | BY SEAN MICHAEL
    We reported over the weekend that Windows 10 is running on over 50 million devices. A new report from Neowin backs up our initial statistic and clarifies that Windows 10 has reached 53 million installs according to their sources. Additionally, StatCounter states that number of devices running Windows 10 constitutes 4.95% of the operating system market.Windows 10 is a free upgrade to many users and is easy to upgrade to from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The instillation is rolling out in waves so its download numbers will likely continue to rise. Additionally, it will take some time for enterprises...
  • MS Office 2013

    05/28/2015 6:54:07 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 36 replies
    my troubled mind | now | me
    My old computer died; my new computer came without any extras (I thought I would install them from my backups). Problem is, my Office 2013 came with my old computer and I bought the product key to activate it. So now I have the product key and no Office to activate. Where can I go to download it? Funny replies like "put it in the trash and go to the Apple store for a real computer" will get an appreciative chuckle, but not much more :)
  • Supreme Court: No royalties with Internet music downloads

    10/04/2011 3:14:11 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/03/11 | Reuters
    The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law's definition of a public performance of that work. The not-for-profit American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) appealed to the Supreme Court. It said the ruling has profound implications for the nation's music industry, costing its members tens of...
  • Rush - Help

    09/23/2011 2:13:08 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 12 replies
    Problems downloading from revised Limbaugh site.
  • Free Prepping Downlosds (manuals,ebooks)

    05/03/2011 7:17:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 2010 |
    Free E-Books to Download Categories Animals and Livestock Communications Construction Manuals & Building Plans Fire, Heat, and Cooking Food - Procuring, Preserving & Storing Gardening Medical And First Aid Nuclear Survival Preparedness Recipes and Cookbooks Shelters Skills Survival Manuals Water Wilderness Survival
  • 3 Strikes: Music Industry, ISPs May Cut Internet Access for File-Sharers (Ooooh, scary--sarc/)

    03/24/2009 9:47:56 AM PDT · by max americana · 125 replies · 2,052+ views
    fox news ^ | March 23, 2009 | Liza Porteus Viana
    Under pressure from the big record labels, several countries around the world are cracking down hard on illegal file-sharers with a "three strikes, you're out" policy — and the United States may be next. The basics are simple: Get caught three times sharing files illegally, and your Internet access gets cut off. But in a day and age when Internet access is almost as essential as a cell phone or electricity, should the music industry or Internet service providers [ISPs] have the power to determine who can and can't get online, particularly without criminal charges being filed? And what if...
  • Bush signs controversial anti-piracy law

    10/13/2008 9:48:43 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies · 1,475+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 10/14/2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on how to better protect copyrights both domestically and internationally. The Justice Department had argued that the creation of this position would undermine its authority. The law also toughens criminal laws against piracy and counterfeiting. The Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America backed the bill, as did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....
  • British Pop Stars Form Group to Demand More Power

    10/06/2008 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 19 replies · 439+ views ^ | October 4, 2008 | Associated Press
    British Pop Stars Form Group to Demand More Power Saturday, October 4, 2008 1:30 PM LONDON -- Some of Britain's biggest music stars announced Saturday they are banding together to demand greater control over their music in the digital age. Radiohead, Robbie Williams and Kaiser Chiefs are among more than 60 founding members of the Featured Artists' Coalition. The group says it wants musicians rather than record labels to retain control over the rights to their music. It says new technology is rapidly changing the music industry, and artists are often left out when their songs are distributed over the...
  • Tutorial:Download/Convert Videos/Music FREE! w/Ubuntu

    01/14/2008 1:21:55 PM PST · by papasmurf · 9 replies · 1,629+ views
    self ^ | 01/14/2008 | papasmurf
    I keep getting asked how I download and convert youtube and other videos, so I offer you this tutorial. You will need Ubuntu 6.06 or higher (this was done on 7.10), as I haven't attempted this with anything lower. I refer to Mozilla, but any Mozilla derivative, such as FireFox, will work. All Terminal COMMANDS will be in red. You will need to have ffmpeg installed. Open up your Synaptic Package Manager... Type in your password to access the Manager... Type in ffmpeg... Click on the box, and mark it for installation... Click Accept, to confirm installation... Good. Now close...
  • FReeper recommendations for on-line down load of movies - Netflix, Blockbuster or other(s) (Vanity)

    02/19/2008 5:21:46 AM PST · by N. Theknow · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Feb. 19, 2008 | Moi Ici
    Which websites are best for viewing/downloading movies with the most bang for the buck?
  • From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally

    01/28/2008 3:30:38 AM PST · by KevinB · 20 replies · 222+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 28, 2008 | Adam Sherwin
    After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs. With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and with no limit on the number of tracks. The service has been endorsed by the very same record companies - including...
  • Canada to tax legal digital music downloads

    10/21/2007 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Woodstock · 11 replies · 51+ views
    electronista - gadgets for geeks ^ | 10/19/2007 | macnn/electronista
    Canadians may soon pay a small tax on every legal music store download, says a new measure sanctioned by the Copyright Board of Canada. Requested by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the tax would apply at least 2.1 cents to every individual song download and 1.5 cents per track for complete albums. Subscription download and streaming services would themselves be charged between 5.7 and 6.8 percent of a user's monthly fees. Minimum fees would also apply for every larger download or subscription. The surcharge would help compensate artists for piracy, according to SOCAN's reasoning....
  • Download Case Should Go to Jury Today

    10/04/2007 6:55:02 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 35 replies · 799+ views
    Excite news ^ | 04 October 2007 | AP
    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The case against Jammie Thomas is expected to go to jurors today. Six major record companies accuse Thomas, 30, of sharing 1,702 songs online in violation of the companies' copyrights. The record companies claim they found the songs on a Kazaa file-sharing account they later linked to her. After two days of testimony from 11 witnesses, the defense rested without calling anyone to the stand, and closing arguments in the civil trial are scheduled for this morning. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said he would decide then whether the record companies would have to prove the...
  • The Patriotic iPod

    06/29/2007 7:10:57 PM PDT · by scully12 · 2 replies · 241+ views
    The Masked Downloader ^ | June 28, 2007 | Masked Downloader
    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we thought we'd round up some patriotic, Independence Day-themed podcasts. The Fourth is filled with picnics, fireworks and beach parties, but if we're not careful, we'll forget the real meaning of the holiday -- so before you head off to the water park or airport, you might want to load up your iPod with a few of these recordings. And as always, all of the MP3s listed here are free -- and legal!
  • Digital singles thriving where 45s once ruled

    05/16/2007 5:23:55 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Houston Chronicle, AP Wire ^ | May 15, 2007 | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    Digital singles thriving where 45s once ruled Music industry pays price for expecting fans to buy $15 CDs......... NEW YORK — It sounds like a horror movie: a beloved friend is callously exterminated, then reincarnated in a different form to wreak havoc on the killer. That's the nightmare currently facing the music industry. Almost a decade after virtually eliminating 45s and cassette singles, thereby forcing fans to spend more money on whole albums, the digital single is largely responsible for the industry's woes.
  • 20 songs your i pod shouldn't be without (Music lovers only)

    05/11/2007 8:42:39 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 65 replies · 1,277+ views
    11/05/07 | Phil.K
    Oh, OK, I've nothing better to do on a Friday evening than recommend some songs. But these aren't any songs. Oh no! These are 20 songs you've probably never heard of, but are well worth listening to. No reviews follow, as that will subtract from your curiosity 1) Sufjan stevens-Chicago 2) China Crisis-Hampton Beach 3) Arcade Fire –Cold wind 4) Radiohead-Street Spirit 5) Manic Street Preachers- If you tolerate this 6) Simon Dupree-Kites 7) Crowded Houes-Black and White Boy 8) Depeche Mode-Home 9) Gary Bird-The Crown 10) Genesis-The Brazilian 11)Utada Hikaru-Simple and Clean 12) Gypsy Kings-Sin Ella 13)Nine Inch Nails-Something...
  • Apple gains control of critical digital download patent

    11/30/2006 7:37:47 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 453+ views (excerpt) ^ | November 30, 2006 | Kasper Jade
    Excerpt - A recent out-of-court settlement between Apple Computer and a Vermont-based inventor has landed Apple the rights to a prestigious software design patent that may allow the company to seek royalties on a broad spectrum of digital downloads. Michael Starkweather, a lawyer and author of the 10-year old patent, issued a statement on Thursday calling it a "billion dollar patent" that will have affects on the future of the "cell phone, iPod and PDA" industries. "I believe that, with this patent in hand, Apple will eventually be after every phone company, film maker, computer maker and video producer to...
  • Path to 9/11 Aussie Feed available on BitTorrent

    09/14/2006 4:49:40 AM PDT · by Comico Atómico · 14 replies · 2,140+ views
    9-14-2006 | Comico Atómico
    Downloaded this last night and from the credits voiceover,it does appear to be the Aussie feed (as it was labeled). I have not yet watched the program - either this file or as broadvast by ABC. Anyone know what to look for to know if it's the uncut version?
  • RIAA Will Allow Dead Defendant's Children 60 Days To Grieve Before Deposing Them

    08/14/2006 12:07:24 PM PDT · by steve-b · 36 replies · 1,800+ views
    According to the blog Recording Industry vs The People, the RIAA, gracious as ever, will allow the children of the deceased Michigan resident Larry Scantlebury a 60 day grieving period before they proceed to depose them in the case of Warner Brothers v. Scantlebury. Mr Scantlebury passed away on June 20th, 2006. You can read the motion for the 60 day stay here (PDF). Recording Industry vs The People credits Michigan lawyer John Hermann for pointing them to the story. Hermann represents several victims of the EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Universal sue 'em all marketing campaign. In an earlier...
  • Russian website threatens iTunes

    06/04/2006 3:10:19 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 103 replies · 2,328+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | June 3, 2006 | Alex Nicholson
    MOSCOW - A Russian website that lets visitors download albums for less than $1 is a smash hit with music fans -- but not with U.S. trade and music industry officials. The site is a pirate, they allege, adding that Russia's failure to close it down presents a direct obstacle to the country's negotiations to join the World Trade Organization. [ ... ] The website just adds to the dispute. The site's knockdown prices, coupled with its huge catalogue, crisp design and convenient downloading software make it a strong draw. [ ... ] "MediaServices pays licence fees for all...
  • Pricing of Music Downloads Is Probed incl Sony (also Texas suit expands, etc)

    12/24/2005 9:09:09 AM PST · by dickmc · 26 replies · 726+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 24, 2005 | Charles Duhigg, Times Staff Writer
    Eliot Spitzer is taking on the music industry again, this time over the pricing of digital downloads. Warner Music Group disclosed Friday that it had received subpoenas. A source at Sony BMG said the company also received a subpoena and said it was cooperating as well.
  • Microsoft braces for user backlash over downloads

    08/02/2005 12:29:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 73 replies · 2,977+ views
    The next time you visit the Web site of Microsoft Corp. to download some software, be prepared to let the world’s biggest software company have a look inside your computer. In a determined strike to quell the proliferation of counterfeit software, Microsoft is now requiring that all customers coming to its Web site for upgrades and other downloads submit their computers to an electronic frisking. If you use one of the estimated 100 million PCs running pirated software, don’t expect your upgrade. For Microsoft, the new policy is a stepped-up effort to combat the loss of billions of dollars’ worth...
  • 'Copy our music' urges rock band

    07/17/2005 12:36:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 492+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 15 July, 2005
    A new rock group featuring former members of The Clash and Generation X has taken a novel approach to the issue of piracy by urging their fans to copy their music. Carbon Silicon make all their recordings freely available online, and actively encourage bootlegging or filming of their gigs. They even attack the current waves of litigation surrounding illegally copied music in their song Gangs Of England, which includes the line, "if you want the record, press record". "What we're talking about here is fans who are sharing music," Tony James, formally of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Generation X -...
  • For the children? (the clintons ARE pornography downloads)

    07/14/2005 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Mia T · 30 replies · 4,299+ views
    The New York Times, FoxNews | 7.14.05 | Mia T
    For the children? the clintons ARE pornography downloads by Mia T, 7.14.05 How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in With gently smiling jaws! ~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland LUCINDA FRANKS: I think you're wrong because, after about two years of -- of working on this, you know, on and off, I think the president -- that the teenage culture caused the president's behavior in the way he behaved in -- with the oral sex. BILL O'REILLY: I think you're crazy, Ms. Franks, with all due respect. Fellating Kids and clinton Degeneracy:...
  • Modernizes the sales and use tax.

    06/29/2005 12:42:12 PM PDT · by rit · 10 replies · 580+ views
    NJ Leg ^ | INTRODUCED JUNE 16, 2005 | Senator BERNARD F. KENNY, JR.
    Modernizes the sales and use tax. As reported by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on June 20, 2005, with amendments. An Act modernizing the sales and use tax, amending and supplementing P.L.1966, c.30 and amending P.L.1980, c.105.
  • Brave US terrorist hunters end stand off against BitTorrent web site

    06/03/2005 12:23:40 PM PDT · by America_Right · 49 replies · 1,259+ views
    Bit Torrent News ^ | 5-27-05 | Anonymous Bit Torrent News Author
    Brave US terrorist hunters end stand off against BitTorrent web site Comment (0) Trackback (1) Published: May 27, 2005 05:20 GMT A massive collection of highly-skilled, dedicated, brave law enforcement officials managed yesterday to shut down a Bittorrent web site alleged to facilitate the illegal trade of the latest Star Wars movie and other content. Yes, it took the FBI and the Homeland Security Department to pull off "Operation D-Elite" - an action directed at BitTorrent hub Elite Torrents. The Feds, working off 10 search warrants, seized control of the bittorrent site's central server in a quick, decisive maneuver and...
  • Beware unplanned (Microsoft) SP2 downloads on April 12

    04/06/2005 6:57:37 AM PDT · by bedolido · 77 replies · 1,993+ views
    informationweek (note: blog posting) ^ | 04/06/2005 | John Foley
    On Tuesday, April 12, Microsoft will turn off the blocking feature that has made it possible for some enterprises to block Windows XP Service Pack 2 downloads by employees who use Automatic Update. That means in companies that used the blocking tool, SP2 will be downloaded automatically to desktop computers that use Windows' Automatic Update feature. In its April 4 report on business adoption of Windows XP SP2, AssetMetrix warned that a surge of SP2 downloads on April 12 could stress IT help desks and cause "productivity brownouts" among employees. But a Microsoft spokesman downplayed that scenario, saying fewer than...
  • 'Podcasting' Lets Masses Do Radio Shows

    02/06/2005 11:55:00 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 26 replies · 1,122+ views
    AP story ^ | February 6th, 2005 | Matthew Fordahl
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - After getting a taste of the radio business in college, software designer Craig Patchett never lost his interest in broadcasting. But without a job in radio, it seemed likely to remain one of those unfulfilled passions — until something called "podcasting" came along. Now, Patchett's creating shows and sending them out to the masses every day — not over the airwaves to radios but over the Internet, from his personal computer in Carlsbad, Calif. His listeners download his shows to their iPods and other digital music players. Patchett, 43, is among a growing number of people...
  • 20,000,000 Mozilla Firefox downloads !!!

    01/24/2005 3:45:03 PM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 15 replies · 678+ views ^ |
    Firefox breaks 20,000,000 downloads!
  • Firefox Nearing 20 Million Downloads; 18 Million and growing regardless of recent security issues.

    01/17/2005 4:22:03 PM PST · by holymoly · 40 replies · 1,207+ views
    GameSHOUT ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Capt. Maverick
    It's hard to believe but to-date, Mozilla's Firefox browser has seen more than 18 million downloads. This appears to be a greater response than even Mozilla had hoped for. Many sources on the Internet are reporting that this is due to a great drive of Firefox user's missionary zeal in spreading the good word. Those people are credited with the unprecedented growth and success of Firefox 1.0. "We're going to hit 20 million downloads before the end of the month. It's a wild ride and shows no sign of slowing down. Keep spreading the word. You all are the ones...
  • The Reg launches downloads site (U.K. Tech News site now providing PC and Mac software downloads)

    12/16/2004 7:40:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 2 replies · 397+ views
    The Register (U.K.) ^ | December 16, 2004 | Team Register
    The Reg launches downloads site By Team Register Published Thursday 16th December 2004 12:05 GMT Site offer We’re absolutely delighted in the run-up to the Festive Season™ to be able to offer our readers a little something from the Vulture Central “get-something-for-free-pay-nothing-ever” department.Indeed, we’re sure that fans of El Reg will find this a refreshing change from the inexorable “buy-now-pay-2020-at-86%-APR” Yule orgy of capitalism which has so sullied the spirit of Christmas.So, with all temptation to utter "bah humbug" pushed firmly from our minds, we direct you immediately to our all-new downloads service, offering a range of gratis and shareware...
  • No Such Thing As A Free Lunch In The Music Industry

    10/13/2004 9:11:11 AM PDT · by t_skoz · 37 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | Wednesday October 13 2004 | Michael Skapinker
    Given what I had written about them, I had no right to expect my lunch companions to be friendly. But apart from one fraught moment (of which more later), the spokesmen for the international music industry were perfectly amicable. I had written several columns and editorials arguing that the internet had deprived the record companies of their purpose, that the bullying of teenagers who downloaded free music smacked of desperation and that the industry's only hope of survival was finding a new business model. Determined to convince me that I was wrong were Jay Berman, chairman of the International Federation...
  • My Vanity ESPN Rant

    09/14/2004 3:36:16 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 20 replies · 350+ views
    Myself | 8/14/04 | Myself first total vanity post.I just went to the ESPN website because I wanted to see a video of that brawl between the Texas Rangers bullpen and the Oakland A's fans, but you have to download something called ESPN Motion---which is fine except for those of us who work in a secure environment and can't load programs onto our computer.Let's hear some other reasons why ESPN (website or TV show) is really starting to suck.For example, the upcoming bio pic about Pete would have thought ESPN would have learned its lesson from that awful football series last year; or...
  • Downloaders Can Get Nothing for Something From Apple (Apple will sell you silent tracks)

    02/09/2004 10:18:24 AM PST · by weegee · 25 replies · 285+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: February 9, 2004 | DAVID F. GALLAGHER
    The top-of-the-line iPod music player from Apple Computer can hold four solid weeks of music. But what if you just want a little peace and quiet? As it turns out, Apple sells that too - sounds of silence for 99 cents. Steve Halberstadt of Raleigh, N.C., made such a purchase last week after discovering that Apple's iTunes store, the Web's leading downloadable music outlet, had added "The Whitey Album," a 1995 release by Ciccone Youth, a jokey side project of the rock band Sonic Youth. The album's second track album, "Silence," consists of 63 seconds of exactly that. (The band...
  • The RIAA sees the face of evil, and it's a 12-year-old girl

    09/09/2003 8:04:18 AM PDT · by jgrubbs · 176 replies · 488+ views
    The Register ^ | 09/09/2003 at 13:54 GMT | Ashlee Vance in Chicago
    The RIAA has nailed one of the most prolific file-traders in the U.S., filing a lawsuit against 12-year-old Brianna LaHara. When not at the playground with her friends, "Biggie Brianna" is trading music files from her home in New York. The little girl received one of the 261 lawsuits filed by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on Monday, according to the New York Post. She may look like a sweet and innocent child, but the RIAA says it's only going after major copyright violators at the moment. So you make the call. "I got really scared. My stomach...
  • Music giant plans to drop CD prices (Market at work)

    09/04/2003 5:59:09 AM PDT · by CodeMonkey · 37 replies · 360+ views
    CNET News ^ | September 3, 2003, 5:20 PM PT | Paul Festa
    The day after a report suggested the compact disc is heading the way of the 8-track tape, the world's largest music label conglomerate promised a steep cut in music CD pricing. Universal Music Group on Wednesday said it will slash its wholesale prices and reduce its suggested retail pricing for music CDs to $13, from between $17 and $19. The company, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal, is home to a number of record labels, including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, and Philips. "Music fans will benefit from the price reductions we are announcing...
  • Project Gutenburg: A Website to download free books

    08/24/2003 9:02:13 AM PDT · by TomB · 31 replies · 506+ views
    I just came across a great website that I wanted to point out to Freepers. It is called Project Gutenburg, and it offers books free to download. Since they can only do this with books whose copywrites have expired, most books date from prior to 1923. However, there seems to be many great finds ready to be read. Here is a link to a zipped text file of all the titles, and here is one for the authors. The website also has an alphabetical listing along with a search function. I like anything that is free, so if you are...
  • Son of Napster?

    07/25/2003 11:16:54 AM PDT · by ZviTheWise · 6 replies · 251+ views
    The Pulpit ^ | 7/24/03 | Robert X. Cringely
    Son of Napster One Possible Future for a Music Business That Must Inevitably Change When I mentioned in last week's column that I would this week be writing about a legal way to do a successful music downloading business -- a business that would threaten the Recording Industry Association of America and its hegemony -- dozens of readers wrote to me trying to predict what I would write. Some readers came at the problem from a purely technical perspective, ignoring the fact that the real issues here aren't technical but legal. Some readers took a legal approach, but they tended...
  • Music piracy 'great', says Robbie (Singer Robbie Williams)

    06/17/2003 10:13:13 PM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 7 replies · 536+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/19/03 | Not Stated
    Music piracy 'great', says Robbie Williams challenged record labels about pirate copies Singer Robbie Williams has said he believes music piracy is a "great" idea. He made the comment at a music trade fair in Cannes, predicting it would anger his record company EMI. Williams said he had investigated the issue of music piracy before renegotiating his new recording contract last year. The heads of the record labels don't know what to do about it Robbie Williams He said: "I think it's great, really I do. "There is nothing anyone can do about it. "I am sure my record label...
  • Most downloaded program on the Web?

    05/24/2003 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Radix · 26 replies · 522+ views ^ | Friday, May 23, 2003 | Reuters
    <p>LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) --Sharman Networks said its Kazaa file-sharing software was on track to set a record Friday as it becomes the most-popular free program on the Web with over 230 million downloads.</p> <p>By hitting that total, Shaman said Kazaa would surpass the popular ICQ instant messaging program, owned by CNN's parent company AOL Time Warner.</p>
  • Software Bullet sought to kill Musical Piracy

    05/03/2003 2:38:24 PM PDT · by plain talk · 23 replies · 225+ views
    N.Y. Times ^ | 5/2/03 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Some of the world's biggest record companies, facing rampant online piracy, are quietly financing the development and testing of software programs that would sabotage the computers and Internet connections of people that download pirated music, according to industry executives. The record companies are exploring options on new countermeasures, which some experts say have varying degrees of legality, to deter online theft: from attacking personal Internet connections so as to slow or halt downloads of pirated music to overwhelming the distribution networks with potentially malicious programs that masquerade as music files. The covert campaign, parts of which may never be carried...
  • Students put their own spin on downloading music

    04/11/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 196 replies · 954+ views
    USA today ^ | 4.20.03 | Jefferson Graham
    <p>LOS ANGELES — As the record industry starts to come down hard on unauthorized music downloading on college campuses, students are responding with defiant words and defensive actions.</p> <p>The Recording Industry Association of America, which had relied on warnings and educational programs aimed at campuses, last week filed its first legal suits against students at Princeton, Michigan Tech and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The record industry says the students infringed on copyrights by operating song-sharing sites on university servers.</p>