Peer-to-peer file sharing

  1. Morning Fix: Holiday Music Sales Drop; MP3 Player Sales Dwindle; Fiscal Cliff Nears; Britney Spears Exiting 'X Factor'?

    December 28, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters HOLIDAY BLUES: MUSIC SALES DOWN 10%: In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele 's "21" or Michael Buble ...

  2. Morning Fix: '12-12-12' Concert Raised $36 Mil. Before Show; Warner's 4Q Results; Skrillex's New Imprint

    December 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free daily Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters 12-12-12 SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT ROCKS WITH "LOCALS" ROLLING STONES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND A REUNITED NIRVANA: Musicians clo ...

  3. Business Matters: Young Consumers Legally Purchase More Digital Music Than Anyone, Study Shows

    October 16, 2012 6:40 PM EDT A preview of an upcoming study by the American Assembly at Columbia University aims to highlight a generational divide in attitudes toward sharing music -- but ends up showing much more. You can view the study's findings through one of three ...

  4. Business Matters: Pre-release File Sharing Helps Album Sales, Says a Study. So Why Not Replicate This Legally?

    May 22, 2012 9:17 PM EDT Study Says File Sharing Helps Established Artists Sell More Albums File sharing albums before their release dates reinforces popularity and helps sales, according to a study of BitTorrent traffic by Robert G. Hammond, an assistant professor at Nor ...

  5. Audiogalaxy Jumps Into Internet Radio

    March 06, 2012 2:34 PM EST Audiogalaxy jumped into the Internet radio game Tuesday with Mixes, a free web-based service that plays personalized streams of songs. Internet radio is an increasingly crowded market, but Audiogalaxy does it a bit differently. The web-based Inter ...

  6. Is Pablo Soto Spain's P2P Robin Hood Or A Music Piracy Enabler?

    December 28, 2011 9:16 AM EST MADRID - Pablo Soto is a hero, a Robin-Hood of sorts, for the global peer-to-peer (P2P) community, a title he rejects even after his recent epic court victory against the American music and movie industries that have targeted him for years. His lu ...

  7. Business Matters: Spotify Already Has At Least 1 Million U.S. Users, Source Says

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Spotify Already Has Around 1 Million U.S. Users, Says Source -- How is Spotify doing in the U.S.? One industry executive estimates the popular music service, which launched in the U.S. in mid-July, has amassed at least one million total users in j ...

  8. What Ever Happened To Choruss? An Interview with Jim Griffin

    February 24, 2011 2:19 PM EST Jim Griffin Choruss was started by Griffin's consulting firm OneHouse LLC and Warner Music Group as an experiment in innovative business models. The goal was to work with colleges and universities to find new ways for students to legally acqu ...

  9. Researchers Change Tune, Now Say P2P Has Negative Impact

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two researchers who previously believed that file-sharing had no impact on music sales have now changed their minds. In a 2004 paper , Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School and Koleman Strumpf of UNC Chapel Hill (now at the University of ...

  10. Analysis: The Demos P2P Study and Other File-Sharing Numbers

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST As content owners lobby for anti-piracy legislation, the impact of file sharing on music purchases is more important than ever. A recent study on British file sharing by the think-tank Demos (and funded by Virgin Media, who will soon launch its ow ...

  11. Study: Piracy Impacted By Price, Punishment and Morality

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new study finds three things have a negative impact on the likelihood a person will obtain a song illegally: willingness to pay; perceived likeliness of facing a lawsuit; and morality. Marc F. Bellemere of Duke University and Andrew M. Holmberg ...

  12. Spanish Govt Moves On P2P

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish government appears at last ready to act against unauthorized P2P file-sharing - although there is no big hurry. In a brief note, the Council of Ministers said it had agreed to set up an inter-ministerial working commission "to adv ...

  13. Harvard Paper on P2P Flawed But Worth Reading

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two Harvard Business School economists tackled the effects of digital piracy in a new working paper titled “File-Sharing and Copyright” (download the PDF here ). In the paper, Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf address the impact file-sharin ...

  14. BPI Clashes With ISPs

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. record industry trade body the BPI and the organization that represents British Internet Service Providers have clashed over the best approach to tackle illegal file-sharing, as both sides attempt to influence a new government strategy on the ...

  15. Study: 86% Would Pay For Legal P2P

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Different study, similar results. The Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) has released a study titled "Pirates, File-Sharers and Music Users" ( download PDF here ) that reaffirms the lures of P2P and, for a change, attempts to put a ...

  16. New Trial In File-Sharing Suit?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The federal court judge in Minnesota who presided over the first file-sharer trial to reach a jury verdict is now having second thoughts. In an order issued late yesterday, Judge Michael Davis asked the parties to submit additional legal briefs. H ...

  17. ISPs Facing U.K. Piracy Legislation

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BPI has urged ISPs to work with the music industry as the U.K. government prepares to announce proposals to deal with illegal file-sharing. The trade body today said it applauded the government's willingness to tackle the issue. It follow ...

  18. France's SPPF Sues Limewire

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST French independent labels collecting society SPPF said yesterday it filed a suit against U.S.-based P2P software company Limewire in Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance. The society claims recordings from various members are being illegally tr ...

  19. File Sharing Expert Rebuts Study

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST File sharing expert Stan Liebowitz issued a rebuttal yesterday to a recent Canadian government study that indicated there was no discernable connection between file sharing and compact disc sales. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and rel ...

  20. Report: No Connection Between File-Sharing, CD Sales

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A new Canadian government study concludes there is no discernable connection - either positive or negative - between free sharing of music files on the Internet and the purchasing of compact discs. The study was conducted by University of London d ...

  21. Labels Win First P2P Consumer Trial

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Twelve jurors in Minnesota decided unanimously this afternoon that single mother Jammie Thomas is liable for infringing 24 recordings she shared over peer-to-peer service Kazaa. The verdict for $222,000 came in the first trial held in a suit filed ...

  22. CRIA Against Blank Media Levy

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected move, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has come out against a levy on blank media in a court filing, arguing the fees paid appear to allow for the justification of free downloading on peer-to-peer networks. CRIA, ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Study: P2P Has Little Impact On Album Sales

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Kansas claim that the effect of pirate peer-to-peer file sharing networks on music industry sales "are indistinguishable from zero" in a report they published this month. The repo ...

  25. Swedish File-Sharer Fined

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First online piracy case in Sweden. A Swedish court on Wednesday (Oct. 18) fined a man for illegally sharing music files online, making him the first Swede to be convicted for spreading copyrighted songs over the Internet. The 44-year-old, who was ...

  26. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  27. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  28. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  29. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  30. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  31. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history Sept. 5 against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to-peer network NEW YORK -- Thirty record companies won the la ...

  32. Kazaa Operators Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to Thirty record companies have won the largest c ...

  33. Kazaa Ops Liable For Authorizing Infringement

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie court orders Sharman, Altnet to filter. Thirty record companies have won the largest copyright infringement case in Australian history today (Sept. 5) against Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others directly involved with the Kazaa peer-to ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. P2Ps Unveil Authorized Services

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New models encourage legal file trading. Peer-to-peer network providers Wurld Media and PassAlong Networks unveiled updates to their digital music services, both of which have been authorized by the music industry. The services feature a user-comp ...

  36. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o LONDON -- A British High Court on April 19 gra ...

  37. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music file ...

  38. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o A British High Court on April 19 granted an or ...

  39. Hackers Claim To Infiltrate Napster To Go

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription service, Napster To Go. Hackers are claiming to have discovered a way to copy music from Napster's new portable subscription service, Na ...

  40. Supreme Court To Review Grokster Decision

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST High court to debate P2P case. High court to debate P2P case. News ...

  41. Artists' Groups Sound Off Vs. Pew Survey

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bodies question support for P2P services. Two recording-artists' groups are responding with skepticism to a new study showing that a majority of artists and musicians queried do not think peer-to-peer file sharing networks are a danger to the ...

  42. Artists' Groups Sound Off Vs. Pew Survey

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bodies question support for P2P services. Two recording-artists' groups are responding with skepticism to a new study showing that a majority of artists and musicians queried do not think peer-to-peer file sharing networks are a danger to the ...

  43. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29) as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and other "respondents" involved with peer-to-peer software Kazaa face 30 record co NEW YORK -- The largest copyright in ...

  44. Mercora, Grokster Team For 'Grokster Radio'

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Service to allow file-sharing but not downloading. Service to allow file-sharing but not downloading. News ...

  45. Movie Studios To Begin Suing File-sharers Nov. 16

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced. LOS ANGELES -- Movie studios will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16, the ...

  46. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  47. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) will begin filing lawsuits against individual movie file-sharers on Nov. 16. The civ ...

  48. MPAA Kicks Off Anti-Camcording Program

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initiative rewards theater employees. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (MPAA) and the National Assn. of Theatre Owners today (June 21) launched the Anti-Camcording Awards Program. The program encourages theater employees to look out for individ ...

  49. State Attorneys To P2P Networks: Clean Up Your Act

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the war against peer-to-peer networks escalates, the highest-ranking state law enforcement officers are weighing in on the debate. WASHINGTON--As the war against peer-to-peer networks escalates, the highest-ranking state law enforcement officer ...

  50. States Weigh Warning to Peer-To-Peer Networks

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST In what could become an escalation in the war against peer-to-peer networks, the highest ranking law enforcement officers in the individual states are preparing to weigh in on the debate over the popu In what could become an escalation in the war ...

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