Digital Music

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.

Legal music download explosion

Three Australian music retailers and an e-tailer yesterday launched paid music download services, offering almost 100,000 tracks from two major record labels.

New industry group tries its hand at DRM

In the latest effort to respond to the threat from online piracy, a group of large media and technology companies on Wednesday unveiled a new specification for a technology that will distribute digital content to consumers online while honoring compl...

MP3.com's indie songs could vanish in shutdown

As digital music site MP3.com prepares to go silent Tuesday under new ownership, mobile media group Primetones.com warned this week that over a million tracks from independent artists could be lost in the shuffle.

DVD Jon breaks iTunes security

The man responsible for writing software that allowed people to circumvent copyright technology on DVDs has posted software on the Internet that may allow devotees of Apple Computer's new iTunes online music store to break digital rights management (...

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