Ars Technica

  1. Barenaked Ladies Frontman Pushes Compulsory Licensing

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page is a strong proponent for compulsory music licensing that will let music fans download, share and otherwise distribute any music they want-currently called "piracy"-in return for a low, simple fee. I ...

  2. Company Claims Patent Rights To Mobile Phones/MP3 Players

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 lawsuits just keep coming. Now, a company called Hop On claims it has patents on any mobile phone that doubles as an MP3 player. Specifically, the company says it will pursue royalties on any flip phones that employ side speakers and both ...

  3. 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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