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  • Minneapolis Police to Use Body Cameras as Early as September

    07/08/2014 3:10:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | Jay Kolls
    We now know when and where Minneapolis Police officers will soon be testing body cameras on the streets. The Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed that dozens of officers will test the body cameras in three precincts in late September or early October. The tests will be done in precincts that generally have higher police activity. MPD says the body cams will be used for testing purposes only in the First Precinct downtown, the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis and the Fifth Precinct in southwest Minneapolis. The city council set aside $400,000 to buy the cameras for the 2014 budget. Mayor...
  • Could Streaming Music Go The Way Of The Betamax?

    06/12/2014 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/11/14 | Christopher Versace
    Hollywood and the recording industry, often called the content industry, have a long and ignoble history of opposition to new technology. That list now includes streaming services. The record industry is pushing every button to try to kill off this growing marketplace. Look at Pandora, which had 77 million active listeners at the end of May. During the month those millions and millions of people listened to 1.73 billion hours of Pandora programming, a 28% increase year over year. Wall Street expects Pandora to grow its revenue 38% this year to 900 million – that’s the good news. The bad...
  • Secret Recordings Expose Alleged Murder Plot

    04/27/2014 12:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    ABC Local ^ | Friday, April 25, 2014 | David Ono
    They were a Los Angeles power couple - smart, beautiful, successful. But suddenly, their relationship went into a tailspin. Now, one is in jail for attempted murder. It is a sad story of how a once wonderful relationship can go tragically wrong. In this Eyewitness News exclusive, we have obtained what prosecutors call the key piece of evidence: an audio tape of the husband allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his model wife. Monica Olsen once walked the runway for top designers, was the inspiration for a crime fighting comic book heroine, an actress, and now a...
  • Police seizing cellphones: A civil-rights dispute

    03/20/2014 7:28:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Rene Stutzman
    You're walking down the sidewalk and see police officers making an arrest. They're using force, and the man they're arresting is protesting. You pull out your cellphone and start recording. An officer orders you to stop, says you're breaking the law. He demands that you hand over your phone. What should you do? Are you breaking the law?No, according to local lawyers, as long as you were in a public place and not interfering with the officer or his investigation. "You have an absolute right to videotape an officer or anyone else on the street," said Howard Marks, an Orlando...
  • Recording youtube clips to DVD

    03/01/2014 9:33:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    muhself | 3-1-14 | TZ
    Wanting to record some "how-to" videos to a DVD disk for future use in a portable , battery-operated DVD play-only device. is there a way to do this and do so without signing up for a youtube account?
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Recording Traffic Stop Lands Davie Woman In Jail [S. FLA}

    02/20/2014 9:28:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 02-20-2014 | Staff
    FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Davie woman plans to sue the Broward Sheriff’s Office after she was forced to spend the night in jail for using her cellphone to record a deputy during a traffic stop. Last March, 33-year old Brandy Berning was pulled over by Lt. William O’Brien after she reportedly drove in the HOV lane at the wrong time, according to The Sun-Sentinel. As O’Brien approached her vehicle, Berning hit the record button on her phone. She recorded about 15 seconds of the conversation before telling O’Brien that he was being recorded. That’s when the deputy told her...
  • Prompted by criminal charges, Little Canada man announces run for council

    02/03/2014 4:53:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-1-14 | Raya Zimmerman
    Andrew Joseph Henderson announced his candidacy for the Little Canada City Council on Thursday, roughly a year after he was criminally charged for videotaping the activities of a sheriff's deputy and ambulance crew outside his apartment. Henderson, 29, said Saturday his ongoing trial played "a good part" in his decision to run for city council, although he said he would have run either way. "I believe the government should be watched and held accountable for the people," he said. "People are in charge of the government and not the other way around." Henderson was charged in Ramsey County District Court...
  • CFTC Takes A Page From NSA; Broker Recording

    12/12/2013 2:35:48 PM PST · by h20skier66 · 7 replies
    Turnkey Trading Partners ^ | 12/12/13 | James Bibbings
    The obligation to tape record oral communications is imposed on all oral discussions whether they are conducted by telephone, voicemail, mobile device, or other digital/electronic media for a period of at least one year. Conversations must be captured and recorded by registrants whether they occur over company owned equipment or staff owned equipment (ie personal mobile phones, tablets, computers, etc.). These recordings are then also required to be cataloged, maintained, and archived in a form and manner that is both identifiable and searchable by transaction. In person, face to face meetings are excluded from the tape recording obligation.
  • The Secret of that Capitol Studios Sound.

    12/06/2013 6:43:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 19 replies ^ | Dec 2nd, 2013 | by John Peabody
    "There are a few magical studios with such amazing sound that they have become sort of sonic temples for musicians who dream of making musical pilgrimages to them. There’s Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, home to the Motown sound. There’s FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where artists like Wilson Picket and Otis Redding honed the 60’s southern soul sound. And then there’s Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles. Housed in the iconic circular building on Hollywood and Vine, it’s uniquely famous as much for what it looks like on the outside, as what’s been created on the inside........" .....Designed in...
  • Help Please: How Do I Record A Live Webcast in Win-7 Pro 64x?

    11/02/2013 5:51:57 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    General Dynamics Electric Boat ^ | 11/2/13 | General Dynamics Electric Boat
    General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen North Dakota (SSN-784), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard here on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. A "live" video and audio webcast of the North Dakota christening will be accessible online at: Webcast coverage will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EDT; the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12:15 p.m. The program will be available for on-demand replay for one week, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
  • Yes, You Have the Right to Record the Police: Analysis

    06/07/2013 12:42:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 5 June, 3013 | Morgan Leigh Manning
    On May 8, Maria Melendez, Melendez's daughter, Melissa Quair, and Quair's boyfriend reportedly witnessed about a half-dozen Kern County, Calif., highway patrol officers beating and kicking 33-year old David Silva in front of Kern Medical Center. Silva, the father of four young children, died early on the morning of May 8, presumably from the injuries he sustained from the incident. Melendez recorded the entire episode on her phone, as did her daughter's boyfriend. But before she could send the videos to news media outlets, she later told reporters, detectives from the Kern County Sheriff's Office, acting without a warrant, confiscated...
  • Alleged McConnell Bugger Visited White House

    04/18/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 26 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | April 17, 2013 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON — The head of a group accused of illegally taping private meetings of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign visited the White House days before the group's Twitter account began actively attacking the Kentucky Republican, according to White House visitors logs.
  • Need information for an idea I have.

    04/13/2013 5:19:37 PM PDT · by knarf · 17 replies
    self ^ | April 17, 2013 | knarf
    I have an idea that would use one of those greeting card type recordings but I would need .. or want .. one that would play about 3 minutes ...
  • mp3 recording help needed

    03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Cowman · 26 replies
    self | 3-30-2013 | self
    I'm having trouble recording mp3s. My Asus laptop has 2 headphone jacks and I used to use a short cable between one of them to my microphone jack and use Magix to record internet radio while I'm at work. I recently had a virus removed that required reinstalling Windows 7. Since then one headphone jack stopped working and when I connect the one that does work to the mic jack I just get a buzz in the recording. If I connect a mic to the jack and record from that it seems to work but the recording is not as...
  • Supreme Court: Go Ahead Citizen And Record Police Officers(FL)

    11/30/2012 4:42:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 29 November, 2012 | Tim Brown
    For a while now, especially since the arrival of YouTube ordinary citizens have been attempting to make police accountable for their actions by videoing them. Many times police officers do not have a problem being videoed. However the State of Illinois does not like their officers being videoed and sought to impose a penalty of up to 15 years in prison tied to a 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law. ---------------------------cut----------------------- Obviously lower level courts and even a Justice Department backing, in an Obama administration, concluded that there was nothing criminal about citizens videoing police officers. Officers are not above the law. Their...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested For Trying To Report Suspected Crime

    05/19/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Carlos Miller
    John Nix pulled out his cell phone after spotting what he thought was a gang of thugs mugging a man in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping mall last week. The former city council candidate ended up in jail after the men who were in street clothes turned out to be cops arresting a suspected shoplifter. They thought he was taking their picture. According to the Kinston Free Press: Nix said one man quickly walked up to him, showed a police badge, and asked: “Can I help you?” He told the officer he could not help him, but...
  • First Amendment Right to Record the Police Performing Their Duties in Public

    05/19/2012 6:26:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 17 May , 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    The U.S. Justice Department opined May 14 that the First Amendment does secure such a right, reaffirming a January letter that I had missed. “Recording governmental officers engaged in public duties,” the letter reasons, “is a form of speech through which private individuals may gather and disseminate information of public concern, including the conduct of law enforcement officers.” The letter, addressed to the Baltimore Police Department based on the Department’s past interference with such recording, is consistent with the Seventh Circuit’s May 8 decision in ACLU v. Alvarez (which it doesn’t cite) and the First Circuit’s decision in Glik v....
  • Simon Glik Wins $170,000 Settlement From Unlawful Arrest Recording Police(MA)

    03/28/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Carlos Miller
    Simon Glik, the attorney who last year forced the First Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm that recording police in public is not a crime, will receive a $170,000 settlement from the City of Boston, stemming from his 2007 arrest for recording police in a public park. Even though criminal charges against Glik were quickly dismissed, it took five years to settle the case because police were seeking qualified immunity in making unlawful arrests, which would have protected them from such lawsuits. Obviously, they were under the impression that the long-standing legal principle of ignorance of the law excuses no...
  • House kills audio recording bill

    03/22/2012 10:22:50 PM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    The State-Journal Register ^ | March 21, 2012 | David Thomas
    The Illinois House killed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed citizens to make audio recordings of police officers in public places. Video recordings without sound already are legal in Illinois. “Citizens are unfortunately being charged under this current law for doing nothing more than what we already do every day, which is to take out our cell phone, open up the camera, and start recording," said the sponsor of House Bill 3944, Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, The bill failed on a 45-59 vote. As a result, Illinois remains a “two-party consent” state when it comes to wiretapping. This means...
  • Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional(IL)

    03/05/2012 3:47:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 2 March, 2012 | Jason Meisner
    A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional. The law makes it a felony offense to make audio recordings of police officers without their consent even when they’re performing their public duties. Judge Stanley Sacks, who is assigned to the Criminal Courts Building, found the eavesdropping law unconstitutional because it potentially criminalizes “wholly innocent conduct.”
  • Bill would let people record audio of cops(IL)

    01/23/2012 7:42:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12 January, 2012 | Ryan Haggerty
    With the constitutionality of Illinois' eavesdropping law already facing several court challenges, a Democratic state representative from Northbrook has filed a bill that would allow people to audio-record a police officer working in public without the officer's consent. "I believe that the existing statute is a significant intrusion into First Amendment rights, so with the prosecutions and the court cases that have been reported about, it just seemed that this is a problem in need of a swift solution," Rep. Elaine Nekritz said in an interview Thursday. Illinois' eavesdropping law is one of the strictest in the country and makes...
  • Supreme Court Rules Home Use of VCRs Okay! (1984)

    01/18/2012 6:07:20 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    The Eighties Club ^ | 1/18/1984 | The Eighties Club
    Supreme Court OKs Use of Video Recorders in Homes 5-4 Decision in Copyright Case: The Supreme Court Jan. 17 ruled, 5-4, that the noncommercial home use of video cassette recorders did not violate the federal Copyright Act of 1976. The decision in Sony v. Universal City Studios had been one of the most eagerly awaited of the current high court term. According to the video industry, an estimated 10% of U.S. households had VCRs, with about eight million machines in use at the end of 1983. VCR sales in 1984 were expected to be over five million. The ruling was...
  • Strict eavesdropping law ruled unconstitutional in Illinois case

    09/17/2011 7:29:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Kirsten Berg
    An Illinois judge ruled the state’s eavesdropping law unconstitutional as applied to a man who faced up to to 75 years in prison for secretly recording his encounters with police officers and a judge. “A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties,” the judge wrote in his decision dismissing the five counts of eavesdropping charges against defendant Michael Allison. “Such action impedes the free flow of information concerning public officials and violates the First Amendment right...
  • Even a top cop concedes a right to video arrests - but the street tells a different story

    09/07/2011 4:44:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 3 September, 2011 | JAN RANSOM
    TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken. Meanwhile, two officers...
  • The War on Cameras It has never been easier—or more dangerous—to record the police.

    12/10/2010 6:45:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | January, 2011 | Radley Balko
    Michael Allison, a 41-year-old backyard mechanic from southeastern Illinois, faces up to 75 years in prison for an act most people don’t realize is a crime: recording public officials. Allison lives in Bridgeport, Illinois, and often spends time at his mother’s house in Robinson, one county to the north. Both towns have abandoned property (or “eyesore”) ordinances prohibiting the parking of inoperable or unregistered vehicles on private property except in enclosed garages. These rules place a substantial burden on hobbyists like Allison; to obey the law he must either build a garage—which he says isn’t an option, given his property...
  • ACLU sues Illinois over absurd law forbiding recording of cops

    08/22/2010 6:42:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Photography is not a Crime ^ | 20 August, 2010 | Carlos Miller
    There’s been a misconception in the media lately about it being illegal to videotape cops in three states; Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. That’s not exactly true. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to secretly record anybody without their consent, but there is no law against openly videotaping anybody in public with or without their consent, including cops. In fact, charges have been dropped against people who have been arrested for videotaping cops in public in Massachusetts. In Maryland, state police and a certain prosecutor treat it as if it is illegal but another state attorney as well as the attorney general...
  • "Police Officers Don't Check Their Civil Rights at the Station House Door"

    08/12/2010 8:33:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 9 August, 2010 | Radley Balko
    The debate over whether citizens should be permitted to record on-duty police officers intensified this summer. High profile incidents in Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and elsewhere spurred coverage of the issue from national media outlets ranging from the Associated Press to Time to NPR. Outside the law enforcement community, a consensus seems to be emerging that it’s bad policy to arrest people who photograph or record police officers on the job. The Washington Post, USA Today, the Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds, writing in Popular Mechanics, all weighed in on the side that citizen photography and...
  • Maryland Law Enforcement Officials Still Arresting, Charging People for Recording Cops

    06/04/2010 5:42:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies · 1,289+ views
    Reason ^ | 29 May, 2010 | Radley Balko
    In a column last month I wrote about Anthony Graber, a Maryland man who was arrested for posting a video of a traffic stop to YouTube. Graber was pulled over on his motorcycle by Maryland State Trooper Joseph David Ulher. Uhler drew his gun during the stop. Graber was wearing a camera on his helmet. Graber thought Uhler's actions were excessive, so he posted the video to the Internet. Days later, police raided the home of Graber's parents. Graber was arrested, booked, and jailed. He was charged with violating Maryland's wiretapping statute. In an interview he gave to blogger Carlos...

    05/19/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 176 replies · 2,138+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | unknown
    thatstheguy07 — May 17, 2010 — Since this video has been getting so many views, and ppl have been asking the same questions, I figured Id explaion a ciuple things here. This video was sent to me by someone on facebook. I dont know who the guy is, what the aftermath was, or which crossing this was at.
  • DVR turning Leno slot into a black hole

    11/30/2009 3:33:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 784+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2009 | PAUL THARP
    Jay Leno has done more than just bomb in his prime-time slot on NBC. He may have started a revolution there. It seems that not only are viewers tuning out Leno and other shows offered at 10 p.m. -- they are actually using the slot to catch up on shows they've recorded. DVR usage, which like live programming is measured by Nielsen Co., is up by 1.4 household ratings points in the 10 p.m. slot, while NBC has lost an average of 1.8 points compared to fall 2008. "The DVR phenomenon is a little bit higher than we thought," said...
  • Music industry bows to point-and-shoot cameras

    11/10/2009 12:49:57 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 75 replies · 1,357+ views
    Cnet ^ | November 10, 2009 4:00 AM PST | Daniel Terdiman
    At last month's huge U2 show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., how could you tell the difference between the professional photographers and your average amateurs? Answer: the professionals were the ones whisked away after Bono and friends finished their third song, and the amateurs were still there, happily shooting to their heart's content. Nearly every person at any show these days is going to have some form of camera with them, be it a point-and-shoot, an iPhone or some other camera phone, and it seems that there is almost no way to imagine keeping all those devices out....
  • MICROPHONE HAT -- hands-free recording

    I guess no one has ever thought of this before. This guy is gonna make a mint selling these things. Buy while you can!!!
  • Michelle Obama Story to be Updated Tomorrow October 19

    10/18/2008 8:46:53 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 111 replies · 3,857+ views
    African Press International ^ | October 18, 2008 | African Press
    We would like to inform all our readers that update on Michelle Obama story will be released tomorrow. We have understood the importance that the American people put into electing the right candidate for the Presidency. It is important that the tapes be released and all can judge for themselves what Mrs Obama meant and why it has come at the near-end of electioneering. The fact that the mainstream American media has been reluctant to reveal what they know about Obama is very unfortunate. The American mainstream media seems to be interested in excitement and we all know that the...
  • Why don't cell phones include a conversation recorder option?

    06/20/2008 6:41:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 543+ views
    Self | 20 June, 2008 | Marktwain
    There is a considerable demand for a feature on cell phones that would record conversations. Given today's technology and cheap memory, it would be very easy. Moreover, It would be legal in the approximately 37 states and the Federal government that allow recording of conversations when a person involved in the conversation approves of it. It would be an excellent tool for recording conversations with "customer service" who record us all the time, and for any official or contractual conversations where matters of law might be involved. Manufacturers of cell phones seem to have gone to considerable lengths to insure...
  • Set a place for Shatner at the seder (William Shatner narrates Exodus oratorio)

    04/18/2008 11:55:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies · 161+ views ^ | April 18, 2008 | Tom Teicholz
    Just in time for Passover, the Jewish Music Group (a division of Shout Factory) has released "Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts," performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is conducted by David Itkin, who created and composed the Oratorio, sung by baritone Paul Rowe and includes dramatic readings from the Bible and from the haggadah, spoken by none other than Shatner... (there is an excerpt at the site)
  • The World's Oldest Voice Recording Goes Online

    03/27/2008 7:30:43 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 2,428+ views
    Physorg ^ | 3-28-2008
    World's oldest voice recording goes online It's no-one's idea of great music -- to some, it may sound like a dolphin with tonsilitis -- but the ghostly warbling of a French folk song nearly 148 years ago comprises the oldest recording of the human voice, France's Academy of Sciences says. The 10-second recording was made by a Parisian inventor, Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville on April 9 1860, when Emperor Napoleon III, the last monarch of France, was on the throne. It was made a whole 17 years before Thomas Edison made his historic message, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on...
  • Need Help: Missed NCIS on Tuesday, May 8 (for son serving in Iraq)

    05/10/2007 7:42:49 PM PDT · by american_ranger · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    I have been recording NCIS season 4 episodes for my son who is in Iraq. My recorder did not record Tuesday, May 8's episode and it lays the basis for the season 4 finale.Can anyone send me a copy so I can send it to my son?
  • Man charged after videotaping police

    06/30/2006 3:27:36 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 104 replies · 3,580+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Thursday, Jun. 29, 2006 | ANDREW WOLFE
    Article published Jun 29, 2006 Man charged after videotaping police By Andrew Wolfe Telegraph Staff NASHUA – A city man is charged with violating state wiretap laws by recording a detective on his home security camera, while the detective was investigating the man’s sons. Michael Gannon, 49, of 26 Morgan St., was arrested Tuesday night, after he brought a video to the police station to try to file a complaint against Detective Andrew Karlis, according to Gannon’s wife, Janet Gannon, and police reports filed in Nashua District Court. Police instead arrested Gannon, charging him with two felony counts of violating...
  • Wireless World: A marketing malfunction?

    05/26/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by 2Jim_Brown · 1 replies · 264+ views
    UPI ^ | May 25, 2006 | UPI
    The music industry's latest lawsuit -- this time against XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. over its new player -- is generating a lot of poor publicity. Still, experts tell UPI's Wireless World the recording business probably has a good argument in court because of an apparent marketing malfunction by the satellite-radio producers. Recent court decisions are giving the Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America a likely edge in this litigation. By Gene Koprowski
  • Vanity: Looking for audio recording software.

    04/30/2006 4:59:27 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 12 replies · 233+ views
    Nowhere | Today | Brainhose
    Hello all. I hope someone here can assist me. I am looking for a good application for recording from vinyl. My motherboard came with good built in audio but no app for recording I'd also like to listen to music thru the line in jack.I've tried MusicMatch & WinAmp but these only seem to be able to play from MP3 files and have no line in option for the playing sourceI was thinking of buying EasyMediaCreator8. Any ideas?? I'm not adverse to buying a new soundboard if it comes with a good application.Many thanks in advance!
  • Feds try to dismiss domestic spying suit

    04/29/2006 6:33:21 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Apr 29, 2006 | DAVID KRAVETS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it was moving to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging the Bush administration's secretive domestic wiretapping program. The lawsuit, brought by the Internet privacy group, Electronic Frontier Foundation, does not include the government. Instead, it names AT&T, which the San Francisco-based group accuses of colluding with the National Security Agency to make communications on AT&T networks available to the spy agency without warrants.
  • Cheap Trick, Allman Brothers Sue Sony

    04/28/2006 2:22:13 PM PDT · by steve-b · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/28/06 | David B. Caruso
    NEW YORK - Rock bands Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers Band are suing Sony Music, claiming they are being shortchanged on royalties for songs downloaded legally over the Internet.... According to the suit, the record company is treating digital downloads like traditional record sales, rather than licensed music, triggering a different royalty deal. Under that old rubrik, the record company deducts fees for the kind of extra costs they used to incur when records were pressed on vinyl, including packaging charges, restocking costs and losses due to breakage....
  • Capitol Hill Battle Brewing Over Satellite Radio Broadcasts

    04/27/2006 2:40:45 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 19 replies · 824+ views
    MetroSource newsire - NO WEBSITE URL | 04/27/2006 | Don Hanzlik
    MetroSource News 02:28:54 Satellite Recording Ban Capitol Hill Battle Brewing Over Satellite Radio Broadcasts (Washington, DC) -- Fearing a wave of illegal distribution of copyrighted music, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will consider legislation that would effectively ban all recording of satellite radio programming. The "Perform Act" circumvents the Audio Home Recording Act, which gives consumers the right to record material for private, non-commercial purposes, by requiring satellite broadcasters to either install equipment that prevents their programs from being recorded, or provide compensation to artists and performers to cover potential financial losses due to illegal distribution of their material. The Recording...
  • The Videotape Recorder Turns 50

    04/15/2006 9:43:24 AM PDT · by zeugma · 32 replies · 788+ views ^ | 04.12.06 | by James E. O'Neal
    The Videotape Recorder Turns 50 Routine NAB preview event showcased revolutionary technologyby James E. O'Neal The Ampex video recorder is unveiled at the NARTB show in Chicago, April 14, 1956. FALLS CHURCH, VA.: In an age when video cameras and recording devices are virtually everywhere, it's difficult to believe that it wasn't always possible to walk into a Wal-Mart or Best Buy store with $50 and leave with a new video recorder. The science of magnetically recording video images is so mature today that it's taken completely for granted, but that was not always the case. Television broadcasting as...
  • National Recording Registry's '06 picks include Fats Domino, Sonic Youth

    04/11/2006 9:18:30 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 2 replies · 152+ views
    msnbc ^ | April 11, 2006
    WASHINGTON - A high school band plays Beethoven. President Calvin Coolidge delivers his inaugural address. Fats Domino turns “Blueberry Hill,” which had been a hit for Glenn Miller, into a rock ’n’ roll classic. They’re among the 50 records that the Library of Congress has deemed worthy of preservation this year.Other rock classics being inducted include Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day,” both from 1957; the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced?” from 1967; and Sonic Youth’s landmark noise-rock album “Daydream Nation,” from 1988.Rest of the story here
  • Music Industry Worried About CD Burning

    08/16/2005 10:47:11 AM PDT · by jb6 · 82 replies · 2,080+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2005 | Alex Veiga
    -- Music copied onto blank recordable CDs is becoming a bigger threat to the bottom line of record stores and music labels than online file-sharing, the head of the recording industry's trade group said Friday. "Burned" CDs accounted for 29 percent of all recorded music obtained by fans in 2004, compared to 16 percent attributed to downloads from online file-sharing networks, said Mitch Bainwol, chief executive for the Recording Industry Association of America. The data, compiled by the market research firm NPD Group, suggested that about half of all recordings obtained by music fans in 2004 were due to authorized...
  • Eerie recording captures sound of tsunami

    07/24/2005 11:29:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies · 814+ views ^ | July 22, 2005 | Robert Roy Britt
    Underwater microphones pick up dull, deadly roar in Indian Ocean---- Sound from last December's huge tsunami-causing earthquake was picked up by underwater microphones designed to listen for nuclear explosions.Scientists this week released an audio file of the frighteningly long-lasting cracks and splits along the Sumatra-Andaman Fault in the Indian Ocean. The spine-tingling hiss and rumble is an eerie reminder of the devastation and death that is still being tallied in the largest natural disaster in modern times. At least 200,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the magnitude-9.3 earthquake, the tsunami, and the lack of food,...
  • So Long, Garage Jammers. Nowadays Laptops Rock.

    05/22/2005 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 657+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/23/05 | DAVID CARR
    ..."Computers are the new garage," said James Rotondi, the editor of Future Music, a new magazine packaged with enough free software to get any would-be Moby started. "A lot of people who are making music right now have never recorded to tape. The concept is completely foreign to them." Music recording, an arduous, analog process that has long been the province of musician gearheads and studio savants, is being downsized and democratized by a virtual array of digital sound loops, simulated instruments and the notebook-size means to record them. The growing power of laptop computers and new software means consumers...
  • Operations Manager for Jack in the Box Voicemail Message VERY FUNNY audio recording

    04/22/2005 6:34:38 PM PDT · by Justice · 46 replies · 10,704+ views
    An operations manager for Jack in the Box was late for a meeting and called his boss to let him know he was running late. As the manager was leaving the voicemail message, he witnessed an accident and went on to provide a "play by play" account of the incident. This is the actual voicemail message. It was forwarded so many times within Jack in the Box that it crashed their voicemail server. Click Here For Audio