Universal Fights Back

With a 20% drop in sales over the past 3 years, the music industry is finally understanding that they can't just sit back and whine about piracy. They need to win their customers back. Universal Music Canada is trying...
The FCC regulator in the US has suddenly gone into high gear since the "Wardrobe Malfunction" incedent. Suddenly all live broadcasts are on delay, and the FCC is looking at every broadcast under a microscope. Nigel Wally...

SCO Cancels IBM Licence

The 100 day deadline expired on Friday, and today, SCO has revoked IBM's right to use their Unix Operating System, AIX. SCO claims that their action today prevents IBM from selling new licences of AIX, and that all...

Kazaa all you want

The RIAA has come up with this brilliant strategy. "We're not making any money, so let's sue our customers!" Nice move guys. Let me know how that works for you! It's a moot point in Canada though....

Antitrust hits Apple

Noting that Apple has an 80% market share on legal music downloads, and 90% of the market share of portable music players, a judge in California has given the go-ahead for an antitrust suit against the Apple monopoly. Currently, you...
Friday's decision by the Copyright Board of Canada futher clarifies the 1999 ruling on Private copying, having a profound impact on the current campaign by the RIAA in the US to halt P2P sharing. The 1999 ruling introduced levies on...

Build it and they will come

The recording industry has refused to believe that online music sales could work; that piracy was inevitable. Not so. Many people were pirating songs because they weren't given a viable legal alternative. The recording industry's assault on the...

Drive By WiFi

The Los Angeles Police departement will be protecting the Homeland with a WiFi Network around 27 of its police stations. It would suppliment the existing data system by sending high-bandwidth information to the cars as they pass the...
The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is now asking the Supreme Court of Canada to ask ISP's to pay a royalty to them for the music downloads of their customers. Again, the question...

RIAA’s Dilemna

There is a whole generation of people entering the workforce out of University that don't know a world without personal computers. They have had broadband access to the Internet since before they could do square roots. Napster...
After months of pressure from the Linux Community, SCO has unveiled its evidence that is the basis of its legal battle with IBM. Analysts have been shown samples of the allegedly stolen code, and they say that the...

Free iTunes Low-Tech Hack

Pepsi's now infamous Superbowl commercial featuring 16 children that had been sued by the RIAA for file sharing has been pushing people to get free iTunes download codes from the cap of Pepsi bottles. Someone didn't QA these bottles though....

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