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  1. EC Issues Anti-Trust Statement Naming Apple, Majors

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission says Apple Inc. and the major record companies may be guilty of violating competition regulations on Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Commission -- the European Union's anti-trust authority -- confirmed today (Apri ...

  2. EU Takes Aim At Apple Over iTunes

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT European Union consumer chief Meglena Kuneva has hit out at Apple Inc.'s bundling of its popular iPod music players and its iTunes online music store, according to German weekly magazine Focus. "Do you think it's fine that a CD play ...

  3. Microsoft Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion In MP3 Lawsuit

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. must pay $1.52 billion in damages to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for violating two patents related to digital music, a federal jury ruled Thursday (Feb. 22). The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said t ...

  4. Cisco, Apple Settle 'iPhone' Dispute

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. have agreed to share the "iPhone" name, but both companies are staying tightlipped about what future products might come from the resulting deal to collaborate on "interoperability" between the ...

  5. Bronfman Blasts Mobile Makers

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman Jr. today used his keynote platform at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona to lambast wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. Warner Music Group's chairman/CEO accused operators and device makers of holding back growth in ...

  6. Omnifone To Launch iPhone Rival

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST MusicStation, a new subscription-funded mobile-music service said to be more consumer-friendly than Apple Inc.'s iPhone offering, is scheduled to start rolling out internationally in April. Launched by privately owned London-based Omnifone, M ...

  7. EMI To Sell Unprotected MP3s?

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Is EMI about to announce support for the MP3 format or some other DRM-free solution? Multiple sources interviewed by Billboard suggest that the British recorded music giant is mulling offering paid downloads in an unprotected format -- and soon. H ...

  8. Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said Monday (Feb. 5) it settled long-simmering trademark issues with The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. company about the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. The new settlement replaces the companie ...

  9. German, French Groups Push For iTunes Interoperability

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST German and French consumer groups have backed a Scandinavian campaign to force Apple Inc. to make its iTunes online store compatible with digital music players that compete with its iPod. Songs bought and downloaded on iTunes work with iPods playe ...

  10. Apple Reports Record Q1 Profit

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Jan. 17) posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers. During the final three mon ...

  11. Universal Music CEO Hawkish On Licensing Deals

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies anxious to promote their artists. So when he saw his own grandson watching 50 C ...

  12. Cisco Sues Apple Over Use Of iPhone Name

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cisco Systems sued Apple Inc. in federal court Wednesday (Jan. 10), saying the computer maker's new iPhone violates its trademark. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, came just a day after Apple ...

  13. China iPod Libel Claim Slashed

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel claim against two Shanghai journalists, who said workers at a plant making iPods were mistreated, from 30 million yuan ($3.77 million) to just 1 yuan, Xinhu A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel cl ...

  14. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

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