Damon Tog writes: Demonoid, a popular BitTorrent tracker, has been taken offline. A notice on their website states that this action was taken due to legal threats that were made by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) to the company that hosts their servers.
Damon Tog writes: Macworld reports that Universal Music Group (UMG) has "enlisted" Sony to join forces in a new music service. The price of the subscription is expected to be built-in to the cost of digital music players, leaving the music "free" to the consumer. In other news, I have a $100 pencil that I need to sell. If you buy it, I will also throw in tickets to see Van Halen.