EMI, Sony, Warner en Universal hebben aanklachten ingediend tegen vrijwel alle grote Ierse providers. Hiermee willen zij ervoor zorgen dat de isp's gedwongen worden om de torrentsite The Pirate Bay te blokkeren.
Why is music too free to be expensive and too expensive to be free? Napster isn’t entirely responsible, but it sure was a lot easier for the average music fan than Usenet.
Yesterday, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich hugged Napster co-founder Sean Parker at a Spotify media event in New York. Over a decade ago, the two had a very different relationship, of course.
An upcoming movie, Downloaded, from filmmaker Alex Winter (a.k.a. “Bill”), features both men as it tells the story of one of the most influential software applications, social networks, and music delivery systems of our time.
"Hoe kunnen we van bedrijven die in verschillende Europese landen actief zijn, verwachten dat ze succes boeken als ze met 27 verschillende regelgevingen te maken hebben, zelfs als die zijn gebaseerd op Europese regels?
Today it’s been one month since Demonoid was driven offline by a massive DDoS attack. In the weeks that followed things went from bad to worse and the site’s Ukrainian hosting provider eventually pulled the plug on the site following a request from Mexican authorities. Despite the legal trouble, many of the site’s former users are refusing to give up hope that Demonoid will live up to its reputation as the comeback kid.
Volgens de zoekgigant worden alleen rechtmatige verzoeken die copyrighthouders indienen meegenomen voor de zoekresultaten. Websites waarvan Google veelvuldig meldingen binnenkrijgt over copyrightschending zullen dus lager in de lijst komen te staan.
A leaked presentation from the RIAA shows that online file-sharing isn’t the biggest source of illegal music acquisition in the U.S. The confidential data reveals that 65% of all music files are “unpaid” but the vast majority of these are obtained through offline swapping. The report further shows that cyberlockers such as Megaupload are only a marginal source of pirated music.
If there's been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it's the fiscal cliff. Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? Who will blink first in negotiations? For all the talk of the fiscal cliff, however, I believe the US is facing a much more serious problem, one that has simply not been talked about at all: corruption. But this isn't the overt, "bartering of government favors in return for private kickbacks" corruption. Instead, this type of corruption has actually been legalized. And it is strangling both US competitiveness, and the ability for US firms to innovate.
De torrenttracker van Demonoid is weer online. Daarmee lijkt de veelgeplaagde torrentsite terug te keren nadat in augustus de Demonoid-servers bij de Oekraïense hostingprovider ColoCall offline waren gehaald en hackers Demonoid hadden aangevallen.
De 38-jarige Vickerman was eigenaar van de bewuste site en zou tijdens de hoogtijdagen in 2009 ongeveer 35.000 pond aan advertentie-inkomsten per maand hebben ontvangen, zo meldt de BBC. Zijn site, Surfthechannel.
Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for Unglue.it, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns. According to a Senior Account Manager at Amazon, Amazon has decided against “boarding fresh crowdfunding accounts at this time”. Amazon has been providing payment services for Unglue.it, as it does for the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
Vorige week ging Demonoid al offline nadat de torrentsite te kampen had met ddos-aanvallen. Inmiddels is bekend geworden dat de Oekraïense politie bij hostingaanbieder ColoCall de servers van Demonoid offline heeft laten halen en verzegeld heeft.
As Universal Music Group (UMG) continues dealing with antitrust questions as it tries to close its purchase of EMI, there's a lot of focus on "divestment," or which parts of the combined entity that would have to be sold off.