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Music Piracy

A New Age of Dis-Connectivity in Music

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rick Carnes

Back when the big labels were rolling in money they could afford to invest in diversity in their catalogs. Now the business has been reduced to 'crank up the computer and crank out another track' exactly like the last hit.

The End of Hollywood as We Know It

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

Illegal file sharing and piracy hurt artists, workers, businesses and national economies. So why is it so pervasive? Did honest people become lawbreakers overnight because digital technology put a dangerous tool in their hands?

"Love" Talk With Suzanne Vega

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Listening to her stripped down and stunning new album, "Close Up, Vol. 1 -- Love Songs," I realized why I've always liked Suzanne Vega -- because I love her.

30,000 Songwriters in the Making

Paul Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Williams

If new technologies are just enablers for taking music without any means for compensation, the chance for future songwriters to make a decent living is in serious jeopardy.

UN: Illegal Music Sharers Should Not Be Jailed

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The heavy punishment of illegal file sharers on the web will be counter-productive in the global fight against Internet piracy and copyright infringem...

UK Study: Illegal Music Downloaders Also Spend The Most On Music

The Independent | Rachel Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

People who illegally download music from the internet also spend more money on music than anyone else, according to a new study....

Hey Record Companies! Wanna Know How to Sell Records?

Lawrence Iser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Iser

Wake up, record companies. Keep in mind that your adult contemporary audience likes to buy and own physical CD's more than iTuning or stealing.

Lily Allen: British Pop Singer Rants Music FIle-Sharing, Piracy "Destroying" People

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The singer has set up new site on which she posts messages from prominent supporters of her cause. It follows ...

Guardrails for the Internet: Preserving Creativity Online

Michael Lynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Lynton

In no other realm of our society have we encountered so widespread and consequential a failure to put in place guidelines over the use and growth of such a major industry.

Feds Pursuing Prison Term For Man Who Uploaded Guns N' Roses Songs

Wired | David Kravets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are pursuing a 6-month prison term for a Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty in December to one misdemeanor count of...