Category Archives: Business

News around business




Spotify Takes Second Place for Most Record Label Revenue Generated

One of the many things that record labels have said in the past is that because physical record labels have fallen, that means file-sharing is killing the industry. The reality has been that sources of revenue has shifted and the fact that Spotify has now become the second largest source of revenue for the record […]


Universal Music Buying EMI – An Anti-Trust Concern?

Universal Music is trying to convince anti-trust regulators that buying EMI does not create anti-competitive concerns. Critics argue that having 41% control of the music market (ala ‘super-label’) is cause for concern for competitiveness in the market. It is all part of a debate being held before US law-makers.


Ten Wrongly Targeted URLs for DMCA Takedowns

Last week, we reported on the Google Transparency Report which brought to light some of the obviously wrongly filed DMCA takedowns being sent to Google. We decided to start doing a little data mining of our own to see just how rampant of a problem wrong DMCA notices are in the first place.


Google Releases Transparency Report of Takedown Requests

Google is offering a rather insightful look of what is being requested to be taken down. Many were copyright related, but some were requests from governments all around the world. That includes the American, Canadian and British government. We take a look through the report.





US Cell Phone Service Provider Shuts Down Services to Disrupt Potential Protest

There’s some disturbing news coming out of the United States. BART, a San Francisco cell phone service provider that provides cellphone services for subways, shut down all services after rumors circulated that a protest might occur. An official did confirm that this was the sole reason for shuttering services.