Peer-to-peer

  1. P2P Bearshare Settles With RIAA For $30 Million

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 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 Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-pe ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. TVT Pacts With Legal P2P

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Licenses catalog to Qtrax service. TVT Records and Advanced Technology Industries, Inc, entered an agreement which will bring the indie's entire catalog to Qtrax, ATI's legal—but not yet launched—Peer-2-Peer service. Qtrax, which uses th ...

  5. Korea's Soribada Gets New Lease On Life

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New P2P Qtrax To Feature Audible Magic

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Service still in development. Audible Magic has inked a deal to provide Advanced Technology Industries (ATI) with content filtering services for its new commercial peer-to-peer service, Qtrax. ATI says Qtrax, which is still in development, will be ...

  9. EMI Music Enters Deal With P2P

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Licenses tracks for Europe's GNAB service. EMI Music has agreed to license 300,000 tracks to European mobile entertainment provider Arvato Mobile, a unit of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Arvato operates a subscription-based peer-to-p ...

  10. French Copyright Bill 'Clarified'

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal P2P does not appear in new draft. Legal P2P does not appear in new draft. News ...

  11. DCIA Hopes To Establish Watermarking Standards

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Group represents P2P, service providers. The Distributed Computing Industry Association, a trade group representing various peer-to-peer software and service providers, has formed a digital watermarking working group it says will help keep protect ...

  12. RIAA Holiday Greetings: Another Round of Lawsuits

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Association of America issued 751 copyright infringement lawsuits as part of its ongoing litigation effort against peer-to-peer piracy. Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Ass ...

  13. Kazaa Operators To Face Contempt Query

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing operation were today (Dec. 15) ordered to appear in Australian Federal Court on Jan. 30, 2006 to hear contempt of court charges. Contempt proceedin The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file s ...

  14. Kazaa Operators To Face Contempt Query

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Contempt charges to be heard Jan. 30. The operators of the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing operation were today (Dec. 15) ordered to appear in Australian Federal Court on Jan. 30, 2006 to hear contempt of court charges. Contempt proceedings have b ...

  15. Oz Court Imposes Deadline On Kazaa Filter

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. News ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Grokster Service Shuts Down

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The owners and operators of the Grokster peer-to-peer (P2P) network--the lead and most well-known defendants in one of the Supreme Court's seminal decisions this year--agreed today (November 7) to shu The owners and operators of the Grokster ...

  22. iMesh Unveils Legal Trading Service

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peer-to-peer pioneer iMesh on Oct. 25 unveiled the public beta version of a new, label-authorized file trading service. The new service keeps the same P2P interface and free access to vast amounts of Peer-to-peer pioneer iMesh on Oct. 25 unveiled ...

  23. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  24. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  25. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  26. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  27. Mashboxx Rumored To Nab Grokster

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT P2P service run by former Grokster prez. Mashboxx LLC may be planning to acquire peer-to-peer file sharing service Grokster, it was reported today (Sept. 19). Mashboxx is an authorized P2P file trading service run by Wayne Grosso, the former presi ...

  28. Taiwan Court Convicts P2P Execs

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks Sept. 9 when a Taiwan court convicted executives of the Kuro service of crimi TAIPEI -- The international music industry cla ...

  29. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  30. Taiwan Court Convicts Taiwan P2P Service Kuro

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international music industry claimed a landmark legal victory in its battle against peer-to-peer file-sharing networks today (Sept. 9) when a Taiwan court convicted the Kuro service of criminal co The international music industry claimed a lan ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Congress Completes Pre-Recess Hearings

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A senior Senate leader concluding the first two follow-up hearings on the MGM vs. Grokster Supreme Court case sends a warning to witnesses representing P2P companies and Internet service providers be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate and House adjour ...

  34. V2 Inks With Audible Magic

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Registers with P2P copyright protection. Virgin Group's V2 Music has agreed to register its entire catalog of existing and future tracks with Audible Magic's P2P copyright protection and filtering repository. The Audible Magic content re ...

  35. MPAA Gives Parents Cyber Tool

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Concerned parents have a new way of checking whether their children are illegally downloading movies. The Motion Pict ...

  36. The Publisher's Place

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers and songwriters are joining in efforts by a number of groups to take the latest message about illegal file sharing to the streets. Educating the public about file sharing took on a new sens Publishers and songwriters are joining in effo ...

  37. Dell Takes Napster To School

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music service to be included in servers marketed to colleges. Dell has agreed to include Napster's digital music service into servers marketed to university systems in an effort to bring legitimate music services to campuses, long considered ...

  38. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Operator Not Guilty

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer operator. In the first case of its kind to be dec ...

  39. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  40. Taiwan Court Finds P2P Service Not Guilty

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. Taiwan's music industry has lost a landmark ruling against a local peer-to-peer site. In the first case of its kind to be decided in Taiwan, the Shihli ...

  41. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  42. Grokster: Indies Weigh In

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The decision elicited varying opinions from independent sector. Don’t look for consensus among America’s independent labels when it comes to today’s Grokster decision. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against peer-to-peer network Grokster, favo ...

  43. Wurld Media Taps UMG VP

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matt Sternberg named VP of business dev. Wurld Media has appointed Matt Sternberg VP of business development of music media. In this position Sternberg is responsible for developing relationships with leading music companies, independent publisher ...

  44. Survey: P2P Still A Problem In Europe

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jupiter study identifies Spain as worst offenders. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing activity remains high in Western Europe despite the music industry's use of litigation to clamp down on the practice, according to new research. The stu ...

  45. Survey: P2P Still A Problem In Europe

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing activity remains high in Western Europe despite the music industry's use of litigation to clamp down on the practice, according to new research. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing activity remains hi ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. EMI, Snocap Finalize Agreement

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has become the third major label to strike a deal with Snocap, the new copyright management and peer-to-peer filtering service from Napster founder Shawn Fanning. EMI's deal allows Snocap to fing EMI has become the third major label to st ...

  49. Nielsen, BigChampagne Team To Mesh P2P, Airplay

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to measure music consumption. Nielsen Entertainment and BigChampagne Online Media Measurement have entered a strategic relationship to link airplay monitoring and peer-to-peer download data. The relationship will link Nielsen Entertainme ...

  50. 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 ...

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