Peer-to-peer

  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. RIAA To Pay Over $100K?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA's legal campaign against file traders had an off week; a federal magistrate recommended that the judge award Tanya Anderson $103,000 of the $299,000 she requested, on Wednesday. The labels may file objections by May 27, which an RIAA ...

  3. Virus Spreads Through P2P Networks

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Computer security software firm McAfee Labs issued a warning about a virus spreading through P2P networks disguised as a media file. The Trojan horse looks like either a video or audio file, but in fact is an executable file that serves ads to the ...

  4. 4 Years For Use Of Software To Steal IDs

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday in what prosecutors said was the first federal case against someone using file-sharing software to steal identities. Gregory Kopiloff pleaded guilty in November to mail fraud, aggravated ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Kazaa, Joost Founder Friis Keen To Interact With Biz

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janus Friis is hoping to build bridges with the record business. The co-inventor of the once-vilified peer-to-peer file-sharing network Kazaa will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the industry when he delivers the keynote spe ...

  9. MediaDefender Mishap Costs Company $800,000

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy firm MediaDefender was hit with more than just a little egg on its face after hackers posted 6,000 internal company e-mails online this past September . According to an SEC filing by parent company ArtistDirect, the stunt cost the comp ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Report: Rubin Talks Future Of Digital

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has a lot of things to say about producing hit records and working with the industry's top start in this New York Times Magazine profile , but some of his more interesting insights relate to the digital future of the music business ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Senate Passes Higher Ed Piracy Amendment

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate today passed an amendment to a higher education bill that requires all universities, for the first time, to provide information to the Department of Education regarding their efforts to stem digital piracy on their computer network ...

  18. Telcos Not Obliged To ID Downloaders, Says EU Expert

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT European telecoms and Internet companies are not obliged to reveal the identity of clients who may have illegally-downloaded music recordings, an advisor to the European Union's Court of Justice said Wednesday. The Advocate General of the Lux ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Taiwan Outlaws Unauthorized Filesharing

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's legislature has passed changes to the country's Copyright Law, making unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content via peer-to-peer networks a criminal offense for the first time. Passage of the amendments by Taiwan's p ...

  25. Taiwanese P2P Plans Expansion

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taiwanese P2P network ezPeer+ unveiled plans to expand service into China next month. According to press reports, the company will market a $26 digital music player preloaded with 50 tracks, aimed to direct users to the online service for a la car ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Live Vs. Digital, Warner Exec On Music Discovery

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT WMG's Lyor Cohen believes today's Web and wireless technologies are key to finding and promoting artists these days, but only in conjunction with the tried-and-true experience of a live event. In an opinion piece for Forbes (free registr ...

  28. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,218

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the third wave of pre-lawsuit letters targeting illegal file sharers on college campuses, the RIAA today sent 413 letters to 21 universities as part of its new anti-piracy initiative. Each letter informs the school of a forthcoming copyright in ...

  29. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Sprint's move to lower its per-track price for full tracks downloaded over-the-air is a bold and much-needed move to kick start the mobile music market. Sure it was selling a decent amount of songs before, but let's face it —acq ...

  30. RIAA Targets More Students

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a second wave of pre-litigation settlement letters for the major labels to universities where there is a high number of illegal file sharing today (March 21). As part of a new "deterrence and education" initiative begun ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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, ...

  34. Peer Impact Offers One Cent Tracks

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peerimpact.com, the digital media distribution platform owned by Wurld Media, on Friday (Dec. 15) began offering music tracks priced at one cent as a holiday promotion. Peer Impact offers over one million tracks from both major and independent rec ...

  35. V2, Quibus Forge Content Pact

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label V2 Music has struck a deal to license its works for streaming and downloading on Quibus' peer-to-peer music promotion platform. Malmö, Sweden-based Quibus' service is free to the user, and revenues are gene ...

  36. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  37. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. P2P Sues P2P

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, which are affiliated with peer-to-peer network Kazaa, sued Morpheus operator StreamCast Networks and its chief executive Michael Weiss yesterday (Aug. 14) f Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Altnet, wh ...

  43. EMI, Mashboxx Strike Deal

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major licenses catalog to peer-to-peer service. Major licenses catalog to peer-to-peer service. News ...

  44. EMI, Mashboxx Strike Deal

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major licenses catalog to peer-to-peer service. EMI Music has agreed to license its North American catalog to peer-to-peer service Mashboxx, run by former Grokster chief Wayne Rosso. Mashboxx features a "try before you buy" a la carte op ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. EMI Music Licenses Catalog To Qtrax

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service expected to launch beta later this year. EMI Music has licensed its catalog to an experimental, ad-supported peer-to-peer file-sharing service from Qtrax. Like other legitimate P2P networks that have come to market in the wake of the Groks ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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