For years, major content industries would point to file-sharing and say that their profits are hurting because of it. A new report suggests that, in fact, the content industry is doing just fine.
What happens when an American ISP decides that it wants to protect their customers privacy? Apparently, it gets litigated by the Department of Justice. That’s what happened to one ISP when it questioned a National Security Letter (NSL).
It was once the pinnacle of social news. Now, the site has been thrown onto the digital scrapheap with various parts being sold to different entities. While Digg still generates some traffic, many users have been hypothesizing what went so horribly wrong with the site.
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 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.
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 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.
If this is any indication of things to come, accessing the Internet could be a whole lot more expensive in the future. Julius Genachowski, Chairman for the FCC has come out in support of usage-based billing in the US for cable companies.
We’ve seen numerous anti-piracy ads and warnings on DVD’s and Blu-Ray before, but now we’ll be seeing double the ads in the near future. The big question is, will these ads on legitimately paid for movies really solve anything?
On Friday, we reported on the chilling story of BART shutting down cell phone services in an effort to avert a protest. The move created quite a stir and now, Anonymous, is threatening to take action.