Digital Music

Sony unveils first hard disk audio player

Sony took the wraps off its first hard-disk drive based audio player Wednesday, saying the gadget, which will be sold under its Aiwa brand-name, will be available worldwide from April.

Music stars join Fiorina in stand against piracy

Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys were a few of the big-name artists who joined Carly Fiorina on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show Thursday, where the Hewlett-Packard (HP) chief executive took perhaps the toughest stand yet by a technology in...

Real's Glaser warns film industry of Napsterization

Film and video companies must accelerate adoption of digital media technologies or face a surge in online piracy like the music industry did, RealNetworks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rob Glaser said Friday.

HP to sell its own iPod in deal with Apple

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) plans to release a digital music player later this year based on Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod in a partnership between the companies announced Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here in Las Vegas.

Sony previews wireless TV, music download service

Sony Corp. showed off a host of new technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday, including a touchscreen display that will let users wirelessly access video content around their homes, and a music download service.

MACWORLD - Jobs unveils new iPod Mini, GarageBand software

The iPod now has a sibling. Apple Computer Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs unveiled a slimmed down companion to its iPod portable music player during a keynote address at Apple's user conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The announcement...

Real debuts RealPlayer 10 with music store

RealNetworks Inc. will announce this week a major new release of its media player that has a digital music store built into it, beating perennial cross-town rival Microsoft Corp. to the punch.

Napster to bring digital music to the masses

Beginning Feb. 15, US consumers can plug into Napster LLC's digital music service by purchasing a "Napster Burnpak" from retailer Target Corp., part of Napster's continued creative marketing push to take on market leader Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes....

Real debuts RealPlayer 10 with music store

RealNetworks plans to announce a major new release of its media player that has a digital music store built into it, beating perennial cross-town rival Microsoft to the punch.

Consumer group sues over copy-protected CDs

The Belgian consumer group Test-Aankoop is suing the world's four biggest music companies, accusing them of unfairly using copy protection technology to keep consumers from fully using their legally bought CDs.

Study: RIAA lawsuits curb music downloads

The number of U.S. Internet users downloading peer-to-peer (P-to-P) music files has significantly dropped in recent months, according to a new study proposing that recording industry lawsuits against individual downloaders could have contributed to t...

Judge: RIAA can't subpoena file-trader info

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) does not have the authority under U.S. law to subpoena the names of alleged peer-to-peer file traders from ISPs (Internet service providers), a federal appellate court ruled Friday.

Real sues Microsoft, alleges monopoly abuse

RealNetworks has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, alleging that the Redmond, Washington, software giant has illegally used its power as a monopoly to control the digital media market.

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