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Dear Aereo: Good luck. You'll need it. Signed, Napster and Grokster vets - CNET

Nearly 15 years ago, in another instance of tech disrupter against media incumbents, the record industry sued file-sharing pioneer Napster over its software that traded music files. 70 more words

Policy & Ethics

Popcorn Time and Grokster

Popcorn Time is an internet service recently gaining a lot of attention.  A lot of this attention is because of how simple Popcorn Time makes torrenting.   801 more words

Music Labels Won LimeWire Again

Music Labels Won LimeWire Again
5th February 2012

Although LimeWire was shut down a couple years ago after the American courts decided that the service is responsible for copyright violation, the company is still good to pay. 340 more words


Why the MegaUpload Arrests Bother Me

Last week a consortium of U.S. federal agencies, working with police forces from around the world, shut down a series of file sharing/file storage sites best known as MegaUpload. 1,056 more words


New and Old RIAA CEOs Agree: “We’re Beating Piracy”

New and Old RIAA CEOs Agree: “We’re Beating Piracy”
13th August 2011

Mitch Bainwol held the position of chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America for eight years but will now take up a new role in the automotive business. 844 more words

The Broadcast

Was Napster or iTunes more influential?

Was Napster or iTunes more influential?
30th May 2011

As Amazon, Google, and Apple appear to be leading digital music in the direction of the cloud, it seems a good time to look back at some of the most influential online music services of the past. 203 more words

Web Radio

Homeland Security

Did Homeland Security Make Up A Non-Existent Criminal Contributory
Infringement Rule In Seizing Domain Names?

by Mike Masnick
from the questions,-questions… dept
We’ve been writing a lot about the highly questionable seizure of… 687 more words