File sharing networks

  1. Report: Legal P2P System By End Of Year In UK

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British ISPs reportedly are working with the music industry to bring to market an authorized P2P music sharing system that pays rights holders by the end of the year. According to a report in The Register , the UK government's threat to regul ...

  2. Update: Japanese ISPs Block P2P Pirates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers have downplayed media reports here which claimed that four major Japanese ISPs organizations have agreed to sever the connections of users who habitually abuse file-sharing programs such as the homegrown "Winny" ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. U.K. Govt To Unveil ISP Strategy

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K. Government is set to publish its proposals for tackling illegal file-sharing on Feb. 22. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) says that is the provisional date for the strategy document on the Creative Economy Programme. As p ...

  5. Qtrax Launches Legal P2P Service

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former illegal filesharing network Qtrax has announced the launch of what it says is the first legal, free peer-to-peer service at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, France. Qtrax says it has licenses in place with the major labels and publishers, ...

  6. Plugged And Unplugged

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: I love videogames. A good videogame is more fun and engaging to me than any CD, movie or TV show. That's because games are immersive. They're interactive. The good ones have great plot, good voice acting (yes, there is acting in ...

  7. Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally. The interference, which The Associated Pr ...

  8. Snocap To Cut Staff By 60%

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snocap, the online digital music registry that first promised to revolutionize P2P networks and then transform social networking sites into music stores, is facing some major changes. A company spokeswoman has confirmed reports that the company is ...

  9. eDonkey Servers Shut Down

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music piracy was dealt another blow by the IFPI, the global music industry trade body, following a series of legal actions against illegal file sharers in Germany this week. Local courts granted the organization injunctions to shut down sev ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Plugged And Unplugged

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: The upside of oppressing competition is that it sometimes forces a much-needed sense of reality onto a given market. That's exactly what happened this week with the partnership trifecta of MTV, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless. Forg ...

  12. LimeWire To Launch Legit Music Store

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT P2P music network LimeWire is closer to launching a legit digital music store. The company announced plans to launch a stand-alone Web site accessible from links in its popular file-sharing network that eventually will let users buy music from dir ...

  13. U.S. Rep Puts Squeeze On LimeWire

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the House's investigating committee Tuesday criticized the popular peer-to-peer program LimeWire for failing to take steps to ensure that personal, corporate and government data can't be easily obtained. Rep. Henry Waxman ...

  14. Plugged And Unplugged

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This was one of those rare weeks that there were more "best of" contenders than "worst of." Atlantic Record's deal with Sprint to subsidize music distributed on P2P networks, Rhapsody's new search-by-lyrics f ...

  15. Radio Embraces P2Ps For Playlist Research

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radio stations are using P2P networks to research what hot songs they should include in their playlists, according to a Wall Street Journal report . Premiere Radio Networks and other radio outfits are partnering with P2P tracking firm BigChampagne ...

  16. Sprint, Atlantic Records Team For P2P Promotion

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint and Atlantic Records are reportedly joining forces to distribute music on pirate P2P networks in a unique mix of advertising and distribution. According to the New York Post , Atlantic will flood various P2P networks with ...

  17. ISPs Held Responsible In Belgian P2P Case

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Belgian court has made the unprecedented ruling of declaring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) responsible for illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing via their networks. The June 28 ruling, in a case originally brought by Belgian collection soc ...

  18. BPI Investigates Honeywell File-Sharing Claims

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BPI has joined forces with the Strathclyde Police to launch a probe into illegal music file-sharing at Scotland-based engineering group Honeywell. The investigation, which kicked in yesterday (June 28), following two months of preliminary inqu ...

  19. Italian Report Highlights P2P Piracy Problems

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The correlation between illegal file-sharing and the decline of CD sales in Italy has been further illustrated by a new report. According to the study, published by the Einaudi Foundation, a Rome-based economic research institute, 30% of illegal f ...

  20. Suretone Taps P2Ps

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Suretone Records is tapping P2P networks to distribute clips of music videos from artists such as Weezer, and taking a decidedly different approach by dropping any insistence of DRM technology. However the videos won't be complete. The video ...

  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. Winny's Kaneko Fined For Copyright Violation

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Kyoto District Court on Dec. 13 found Isamu Kaneko, developer of the popular "Winny" file-sharing program, guilty of assisting copyright violation and fined him ¥1.5 million ($12,814). The case was the first in Japan in which a softw ...

  23. Akamai Tracking Web Trends On Music Sites

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akamai Technologies has launched a new service that tracks and benchmarks the global Web usage patterns of more than 40 digital music Web sites?including digital music retailers, music information sites and streaming Internet radio destinations. T ...

  24. Report: Kuro Sheds Users After P2P Block

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Taiwan service loses 70%-plus users. Kuro, previously Taiwan's biggest P2P network, has lost more than 70% of its subscribers since it shut down its illegal peer-to-peer service, according to a survey by Taipei-based online market research fi ...

  25. Spanish Judge Angers Industry With P2P Acquittal

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rules action were not illegal as no money changed hands. A Spanish judge has outraged the music industry by acquitting an Internet user who offered and downloaded digital music on the Internet. Paz Aldecoa, the judge at the No. 3 penal court in th ...

  26. Napster Japan Goes Live

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New service offers 1.8m titles. Napster Japan, the territory's first subscription-based music download service, launched today (Oct. 3). Some 1.9 million tracks -- of which international repertoire comprises 90% -- will be available via the N ...

  27. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  28. Taiwan's Kuro Pays $9.1m Damages

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download service Kuro today (Sept. 14) agreed to pay to the recording industry $9.1 in damages, one of the largest settlements of its kind in Asia. The rogue servi The operators of Taiwanese peer-peer download ...

  29. eDonkey Settles With Majors To Tune Of $30m

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer operators to settle copyright infringement claims with the major labels. In a consent judgment filed today (Sept. 12), MetaMachine, Sam Yagan and Jed McCaleb eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer ope ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. South Korea's Soribada Returns

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New version offers P2P and paid-for downloads. New version offers P2P and paid-for downloads. News ...

  32. Napster Coming To Japan This Fall

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch its subscription-based music download service in Japan this fall. An offering of roughly 1.5 million songs will initially be available to download or Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch ...

  33. Napster Coming To Japan This Fall

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will launch its subscription-based music download service in Japan this fall. An offering of roughly 1.5 million songs will initially be available to download or s Napster said Monday (May 29) that it will laun ...

  34. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  35. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  36. The Indies

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Every few months an act breaks out of indie rock obscurity by intentionally sharing its music for free on peer-to-peer networks and blogs. Read Todd Martens' column. Every few months an act breaks out of indie rock obscurity by intentionally ...

  37. Warner To Offer Movies Via BitTorrent

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has partnered with BitTorrent Inc. to sell movies and television content via the company's peer-assisted delivery system. In doing so, Warner becomes the first ma Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has ...

  38. P2P Bearshare Settles For $30 Million

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BearShare assets bought by iMesh. Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-peer network to bow to the music industry in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. The file swapping service, a unit of Free Peers Inc., and its prin ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Korea's Soribada Gets New Lease On Life

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST P2P service reaches settlement. P2P service reaches settlement. News ...

  42. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  43. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  44. iMesh Adds Ringtones

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST P2P service to sell ringtones for $1.99. P2P service to sell ringtones for $1.99. News ...

  45. Napster Goes Live In Germany

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service launches with 1.5M titles. Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-English speaking market. The digital music service also operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Described as "the territor ...

  46. Napster Goes Live In Germany

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-English speaking market. The digital music service also operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Napster goes live on Friday (Dec. 9) in Germany, its first non-Eng ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Legal Matters

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the terms of the Grokster settlement agreement are confidential, the related consent judgment makes it clear that the owners of the peer-to-peer system will be tied to a short leash for the fore While the terms of the Grokster settlement agr ...

  49. Latin Biz Files Suits Against P2P Users

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits part of IFPI's worldwide effort. The recording industry, for the first time in Latin America, has sued individuals for illegal downloading of music. Argentina’s Chamber of Record producers (Capif), which represents the industry in th ...

  50. 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 ...

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