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Walmart postpones DRM server shutdown indefinitely
— 9:16 AM on October 10, 2008

Surprise, surprise. Barely two weeks after announcing plans to shut down its digital-rights-management authentication servers, Walmart has backpedaled. Engadget says the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Apple threatens to shut iTunes if artist royalties increase
— 2:03 PM on October 2, 2008

The iTunes Store has made Apple the top music retailer in the United States, and it has likely played no small part in promoting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Like Yahoo, Walmart plans to shut down DRM servers
— 10:58 AM on September 29, 2008

Remember back in July, when Yahoo announced the impending demise of its DRM servers and urged customers to burn their music to CDs? Despite...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Industry coalition pushes flexible, 'domain-based' DRM
— 3:42 PM on September 15, 2008

After years of attempting to shove digital rights management down users' throats, the music industry finally got the message. Today, "DRM-free MP3" is the new...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Yahoo buckles, refunds users of doomed music service
— 5:17 PM on July 30, 2008

Last week, Yahoo said its Yahoo Music copy-protection servers will go dark on September 30, and it urged users to burn their music to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

MPAA to put up search engine for legal movie downloads
— 6:00 AM on July 29, 2008

The Motion Picture Association of America is keen to turn in pirates who share copyrighted movies illegally, but its next effort might do more to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Yahoo to shut down DRM servers on September 30
— 9:22 AM on July 25, 2008

Owners of Yahoo Music accounts, take note. In line with the company's plan to terminate its Yahoo Music Unlimited service, Yahoo intends to shut...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

New copyright bill hits Canadian Parliament
— 1:34 PM on June 13, 2008

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is going across the border. Well, sort of. Reuters reports that Canada's Industry Minister Jim Prentice has put forward...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

Researchers: Anyone could get a DMCA takedown notice
— 3:54 PM on June 5, 2008

If you've ever dabbled in unauthorized file sharing through BitTorrent or other protocols, you might have joined the growing number of users who've received Digital...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

Napster goes back to its roots, opens MP3 store
— 12:26 PM on May 20, 2008

Watch out, Amazon MP3. Napster is back in the world of MP3 downloads, and this time it's a fully legal online music store with the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

TorrentSpy operator ordered to pay $111 million in damages
— 2:44 PM on May 8, 2008

Serving up links to BitTorrent downloads of copyrighted material doesn't pay. According to the Associated Press, a Los Angeles, California court has found in...

Type: News story Tags: Copyright

Amazon MP3 not taking users away from iTunes
— 12:13 PM on April 15, 2008

When Amazon launched its Amazon MP3 online music store last year, the company offered a radically different formula from that of Apple's iTunes Store: music...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Comcast vows to stop BitTorrent hampering
— 11:04 AM on March 27, 2008

After coming under fire from customers, net neutrality advocates, and the Federal Communications Commission over its hampering of BitTorrent traffic, Comcast has announced a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Copyright

Verizon pushes legal peer-to-peer, labels mull piracy surcharge
— 3:04 PM on March 14, 2008

While some internet service providers are trying to discourage users from using peer-to-peer file sharing, a new initiative by Verizon Communications would actually...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Copyright

Valve mulls music, video downloads for Steam
— 4:10 PM on February 25, 2008

As Amazon plans to go from offering MP3 downloads to offering game downloads online, Valve is heading the other way. Doug Lombardi, the game...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Copyright

Microsoft announces open-source interoperability shakeup
— 3:14 PM on February 21, 2008

After enacting a long campaign of fear, uncertainty, and doubt over possible lawsuits against open-source software companies, Microsoft has turned around and announced what...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix Copyright

BitTorrent streaming platform gets $22 million in EU funding
— 4:22 PM on February 20, 2008

As some Internet service providers in the United States attempt to disrupt BitTorrent traffic, the protocol may be on its way to gaining mainstream...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

Yahoo terminates its premium music service
— 6:00 AM on February 5, 2008

Last month, we covered rumors suggesting that Yahoo planned to breathe some life into its Yahoo Music Unlimited service by offering unprotected MP3 files....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright