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  1. Aus ISP iiNet To File Copyright Case Defense

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry will keenly watch developments this week as Internet service provider iiNet's copyright infringement trial enters another phase at the Federal Court. Perth-based iiNet will on Thursday (Feb. 5) file its Federal C ...

  2. BitTorrent Returns Financing To Investors

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a move that could point to more troubled times ahead for the company, P2P file sharing service BitTorrent rescinded what's left of $17 million in financing to investors, for a smaller round of funding, according to technology blog TechCrun ...

  3. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, P2P Worth, JupiterResearch

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pirate Bay is going for a Guinness Book Of World Records entry as the world's largest BitTorrent tracker. [ Idolator ] - JupiterResearch predicts swell in European consumers paying for digital music. [ JupiterResearch via Coolfer ] - St ...

  4. Digital Briefs: iPhone, IBM, Ozzy, BitTorrent

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The NPD Group released data showing Apple's iPhone 3G is the top-selling mobile phone of third quarter, overtaking the Motorola RAZR, which held the top slot for the last 12 quarters. - A judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by the former ...

  5. Italy's Largest BitTorrent Site Shuttered

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian authorities have closed down Colombo-BT.org, the country's largest BitTorrent tracker site, the IFPI reported today. The closure follows an extensive investigation by the Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police), which worked in tandem with ...

  6. Revision3 CEO: MediaDefender Attacked Us

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anti-piracy technology outfit MediaDefender is accused of launching a denial of service attack against the perfectly legitimate Internet TV company Revision3 simply because the service uses BitTorrent technology to distribute its content. In an on ...

  7. Digital Briefs: Other Music, Biohazard, BitTorrent

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A snapshot of retailer Other Music's efforts to embrace Internet sales from BusinessWeek . - Biohazard bassist Evan Seinfield on how BitTorrent users are "stealing" in Metal Edge magazine . Skip to the end of the transcript, past ...

  8. YouTorrent Removes Unauthorized Links

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BitTorrent tracker YouTorrent has removed links to access unauthorized media content in a bid to sell the company. The site was launched only earlier this year, but has grown to 10 million users a month based on what critics call a sleek user inte ...

  9. RIAA Sends 13th Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters to universities this week for its member labels. Another 401 letters went to administrators of 12 universities, who were asked to forward them to the individuals associated with c ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, DoubleTwist, ARTISTdirect

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Several tech sites are questioning whether Yahoo is filtering out search results for bitTorrent site Pirate Bay in cooperation with the major record labels. A search for Pirate Bay on Yahoo brings up links to a Wikipedia page and stories about th ...

  11. BitTorrent's Mininova Offers New Streaming Service

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST BitTorrent site Mininova has launched a music torrent streaming service that allows users to stream a song from a torrent file and listen to it instantly. The new feature is only available for artists that have signed on with Mininova to make thei ...

  12. McGuinness Speech In Full

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The full script of the speech everyone is talking about in Cannes, as made by U2 manager Paul McGuinness at Midem. McGuinness: "Good afternoon and thank you for giving me this opportunity. I don't make many speeches and this is an import ...

  13. Sweden To Charge Pirate Bay In Copyright Case

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sweden plans this week to charge the people running Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited Web sites, with being accessories in breaking copyright law. Pirate Bay helps Web surfers share copyrighted music and film files, which is illegal ...

  14. Bittorent Site Backs Glam Rock Band

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bittorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay is promoting Swedish glam rock band Lamonte. A link to download the band’s new album for free is front and center on The Pirate Bay homepage. The user is offered the album, videos and merch and MySpace links ...

  15. IFPI Makes Oink Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music critics beware. The IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy says the trade association is taking on so-called "ripping groups" dedicated to getting prerelease music onto the Net a ...

  16. Cops Stop Illegal OiNK Music Service

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An international law enforcement collaboration today brought down OiNK, described by the IFPI as the world's biggest source of pirated pre-release chart albums. A 24-year-old-man in the Middlesbrough area of north England was arrested during ...

  17. Radiohead Plan 2008 Tour

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will embark on a rare international tour from next Spring, Billboard.biz can reveal. Although details are still sketchy, expect the British alternative rock band to play multiple markets, in sizeable venues. "We plan to tour next ye ...

  18. MediaDefender Strategies Exposed In Email Leak

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of internal e-mails from MediaDefender were leaked to the Internet via various BitTorrent servers over the weekend, exposing many of the company's activities with some embarrassing results. The anti-piracy company works with both th ...

  19. Crowley Upped At Koch

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has promoted Bill Crowley to VP of digital and mobile to oversee the company's expanded new media division. Crowley has led the company's digital music initiatives for the last five years. Koch recently expanded its di ...

  20. BitTorrent Launches Legit Service

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST BitTorrent launched a new, legal digital entertainment service today (Feb. 26) in an attempt to put a legitimate face on a technology that has been associated with piracy for years. The BiTtorrent Entertainment Network will feature movies, TV show ...

  21. Veoh Launches Online Video Syndication Service

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veoh Networks, an Internet video firm, has launched a new online video syndication service that uses peer-to-peer network technology to distribution video on such Web services as MySpace and YouTube. The model is similar to competitor BrightCove, ...

  22. DRM Debate Continues

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The debate surrounding the effectiveness of digital rights management continues to simmer, with the major record labels playing a "will-they-or-won't-they" game on the possibility of selling digital music sans restrictions on a larg ...

  23. Azureus Lassos Zudeo P2P Service

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following in the wake of BitTorrent announcing plans to develop a commercial digital retail service, Azureus, an open-source peer-to-peer solution based on BitTorrent technology, says it too wants to reinvent itself as a copyright-friendly service ...

  24. Major Labels Sue LimeWire

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought for copyright infringement, unfair competition. The major record labels have sued peer-to-peer service LimeWire and executives Mark Gorton and Greg Bildson for copyright infringement and unfair competition today (Aug. 4). The suit, fi ...

  25. Musicrypt Partners With Pando

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to distribute large media files via Web. Canadian digital media distribution company, Musicrypt Inc. has partnered with New York-based Pando Networks, Inc. The pact will enable Musicrypt to distribute large media files--including music v ...

  26. Swedish Law Enforcement Shuts Down 'Pirate Bay'

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Officials raided 10 different locations, arrested three. Swedish authorities revealed today (May 31) that they have shut down “The Pirate Bay," one of the world’s largest and most well-known facilitators of online piracy. Since filing a crimi ...

  27. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  28. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  29. IFPI Launches Massive P2P Strike

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch LONDON -- The international recorded musi ...

  30. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  31. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  32. South Korean P2P Soribada 3 Shutters

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korean music producers have won another victory over the nation's leading file-sharing network, Soribada, which has shut down Soribada 3, the latest incarnation of its P2P software. Soribada 3 p South Korean music producers have won ano ...

  33. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Michael Kerin exited OCT. 28 as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. K ...

  34. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as director Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of ...

  35. Australia's MIPI Chief Splits

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy GM departs as piracy cases escalate. Michael Kerin exited last Friday as GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit after a five-month tenure. Kerin has joined the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft as d ...

  36. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. SYDNEY -- Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The lab ...

  37. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  38. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  39. Coming To A Home Near You: The Connected Consumer

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Looking for the catalyst for a true revolution in home entertainment? There is no shortage of possibilities: high-definition TV, TiVO, BitTorrent, video on demand, smart set-top boxes and more. Vince Broady is senior VP of games and entertainment ...

  40. Piracy Crackdown Spurs Shift In Online File Sharing

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Traffic in the popular file-sharing network BitTorrent has fallen in the wake of a crackdown on piracy, but file sharers have merely shifted to another network, eDonkey, new data released Aug. 29 show LONDON (Reuters) -- Traffic in the popular fil ...

  41. Elite Torrents Joins Shuttered P2P List

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut down by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. LOS ANGELES -- One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut d ...

  42. Elite Torrents Joins Shuttered P2P List

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Site offered thousands of illegal movies, TV shows. One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut down by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. Elite Torrents, which had been receiving 8.5 mil ...

  43. Latest MPAA Suits Target TV Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major motion picture studios on May 12 filed copyright infringement lawsuits against six popular BitTorrent Web sites, targeting those that specialized on pirating small-screen fare. The Motion Pi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  44. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  45. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  46. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  47. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began April 6 in the Federal Magistrates Court. SYDNEY -- The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet se ...

  48. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

  49. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

  50. Australian Anti-Piracy Unit Raids ISP

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 raided the premises of a leading Internet service provider accused of copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 r ...

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