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Comment Re:Heh (Score 1) 254

I don't think we have Spotify. I tried to preview it and got:

Spotify is available in the following countries:
        * Finland
        * France
        * Norway
        * Netherlands
        * Spain
        * Sweden
        * United Kingdom

Comment Re:Who gets the money (Score 1) 414

The CPCC gets it first. They split it up into licensing groups who each seem to have their own way of compensating people they represent. For example, SOCAN gets a chunk of the private copying royalties from CPCC. They figure out how to distribute to their members by conducting rolling samples of the radio, and receiving performance notices from venues. PDF link from CPCC with a four page summary.

Comment Re:What data? (Score 1) 334

"Ladies and Gentleman, my client did attempt to download the leaked version of U2's album, but instead received misleadingly named and tagged sounds of goats fornicating. He deleted it /so hard/ that he overwrote the sectors a thousand times each."

Attempted copyright infringement isn't a crime. ;)


Wal-Mart Ends DRM Support 231

An anonymous reader writes "So, you thought you did well to support the fledgling music industry by purchasing your tracks legally from the Wal-Mart store? Well, forget about moving these tracks to a new PC! Since they started selling DRM-free tracks last year, there's no money to be made in maintaining the DRM support systems, and in fact, support is being shut down. Make sure you circumvent the restrictions by burning the tracks to an old-fashioned CD before Wal-mart 'will no longer be able to assist with digital rights management issues for protected WMA files purchased from Walmart.com.' Support ends October 9th."

Internet Filtering Lobby Forms 140

mbone writes "Wired's David Kravets reports on a new lobbying effort to support the filtering of internet traffic called Arts & Labs. Coverage is available at PC World as well. The lobby's members include AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Viacom and the Songwriters Guild of America. Their web site says, 'network operators must have the flexibility to manage and expand their networks to defend against net pollution and illegal file-trafficking which threatens to congest and delay the network for all consumers.' Does it seem that this is an attempt to categorize P2P with spam and malware, or is it just me?"

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