Labels Releasing Music On 1GB MicroSD

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Forget buying an album on a USB stick, SanDisk just convinced the big labels to release (DRM free, thankfully) music on a 1 GB 15mm x 11mm x 1mm microSD card. And then they convinced...

Independent Record Labels Sign MySpace Deal

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Merlin has struck a deal with digital music company Snocap. What does that mean for the consumer? Thousands of independent labels across the world will be able to sell digital downloads of their music from...

Major US Music Labels Charged with Price-fixing

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According to a report by Red Herring, several major US music labels have been slammed with a class action lawsuit filled by San Diego lawyer William Lerach. The labels accused with price-fixing include Sony...

Labels to dampen CD burning?

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The recording industry is testing technology that would prevent consumers from making copies of CD "burns," a piracy defense that could put some significant new restrictions on legally purchased music. Tools under...

Sprint eyes labels for ring tones

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Two of the world's largest record labels plan to license their music to Sprint PCS in an effort to mine new markets to offset a slump in music sales, Sony Music and other sources familiar...

Labels aim big guns at small file swappers

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In its most serious crackdown yet on file swapping, the Recording Industry Association of America said it will gather evidence against individuals who trade songs online and slap thousands of them with copyright-infringement lawsuits. ...

Apple woos independent music labels

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Just a month after opening its doors, the Apple iTunes store is looking to expand. With content already available from all five major labels, the online music service is reaching out to independent...

Music Labels Shun Online Distribution

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Nwe York (Billboard) - Suddenly, the major labels have a new mantra about digital distribution: Let someone else do it. That's the lesson industry insiders are drawing from the surprise decision by Sony Music Entertainment...

Kazaa strikes back at labels

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Thanks to Nathan for emailing us. The Australian company behind the world's most popular online music swapping site has accused the music and movie industries of conspiring against it to crush competition. ...

Kazaa fires back at Hollywood Labels

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Sharman Networks, owner of the popular Kazaa file-swapping software, has launched a legal counterstrike against the major record labels and Hollywood studios, asserting they have "obscenely" abused their copyright powers In a...

Record Labels Request Online Sabotage Rights

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Thanks Dawson for sending this in. Record labels have requested legal support for a variety of techniques intended to thwart file-trading networks that they say infringe on copyrights. During arguments over a congressional bill supporting...

Record labels sue ISPs over piracy

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The world's largest record companies sued a number of major Internet service and network providers on Friday, alleging their routing systems allow users to access a China-based Web site and unlawfully copy musical recordings. ...

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