-- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. In turns out that only 108 of the 1,126 best seats in the house were made available to the public. In all, 2,262 seats - about 12% of all seats - were held back for the band, Springsteen's record company, his agent and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. A state statute limits the percent of tickets held back from the public to 5%. The sports authority interprets the law as meaning the 5% limit applies only to itself and not to other parties. Assemblyman Peter Biondi would beg to differ. "They are allowed to hold back 5 percent for family, fan clubs, friends, sponsors, for the band, for the producer, for everyone involved," he said. (Star-Ledger)

-- A recap of Day 1 of the Capitol vs. Jammie Thomas file-sharing case. The jury has seven women, five men and no current LimeWire users. The defense's lawyer said the labels cannot prove Thomas did anything illegal. MediaSentry explained how it collected information and tracked the shared files to the IP address that was later identified by Charter Communications as belong to the computer of Thomas. (Copyrights & Campaigns)

-- Imeem CEO Dalton Caldwell says the company beat its Q2 2009 ad sales goal and offers some bits of information on its Android mobile app: Imeem is on two out of three Android phones, and Android listening sessions are twice as long as those by iPhone users. In addition, the company is happy with mobile ad numbers. (TechCrunch)

-- Country act Sugarland is the latest to give Wal-Mart an exclusive release. The CD/DVD set, "Live On The Inside," has live footage, cover songs and three live audio tracks. It will be sold for $12 and will go on sale August 4. The band is signed to Mercury Nashville. (Music Row)

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