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Labels to dampen CD burning?

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... More...

Labels aim big guns at small file swappers

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. ... More...

Apple woos independent music labels

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... More...

Music Labels Shun Online Distribution

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... More...

Kazaa strikes back at labels

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. ... More...

Kazaa fires back at Hollywood Labels

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... More...

Record Labels Request Online Sabotage Rights

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... More...

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