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Paving the Way For the 'Celestial Jukebox'

Steven Marks | Posted 11.03.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Marks

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most important pro-music laws ever enacted, laying the foundation for the digital streaming revolution that has become so central to our lives today.

Streaming Music Finally Makes More Money Than CDs

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology

Wait, people still buy CDs?

Infamous Filesharer Sued By RIAA Refuses To Work For The Company To Settle Her Debt

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

A well-known Internet "pirate" is taking a stand against the trade group known for hunting down and fining people for illegally downloading music. ...

A Very Ke$ha Inauguration

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 03.24.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Dance we did to pop chart behemoths like "Your Love Is My Drug" -- a sensible dedication to President Obama, as we were all riding a high on giddiness fueled, in large part, by our personal admiration for our Commander-in-Chief.

The NRA and the USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Regarding the role of the National Rifle Association in a nation that has witnessed far too many killings of far too many innocents, in a nation with far too many of the kind of weapons that are best left to Navy SEALs killing enemy terrorists, I write today to reach out.

Neil Young's Surprising Comments On Piracy

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment

Though his recent statements are unlikely to shock the many young music fans who grew up downloading albums and songs illegally, many were surprised w...

Who Books The Music For The National Conventions?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

What do the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Daughtry and Kid Rock have in common? They've all performed on the stages of a National Convention, be it ...

Navy Band At Navy Memorial: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12 1. Concerts On The Avenue At Navy Memorial The United States Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard returns for their summ...

The Music Industry Might Actually Not Be Dying

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently released their report on 2011 Year End Shipment Data, in which states that "total [music...

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

Europe's ACTA Freak Out: How Hollywood Holds Back the Trade Agenda

Harold Feld | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Harold Feld

Whenever there is an international trade agreement negotiation, Hollywood jumps in, takes over, and starts driving the crazy train off a cliff by demanding all kinds of nonsense in the name of "stopping piracy."

Record Label-Owned Website Screens Pirated Football Game

TechCrunch | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology

Over the last decade the major music labels -- and their trade organization, the Recording Industry Association of America -- have established a repea...

Saki Knafo

Anonymous And The War Over The Internet (Part II) | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

This is the second part of a two-part series on Anonymous, the amorphous Internet group that has emerged as a force in global affairs. In the first pa...

Saki Knafo

Anonymous And The War Over The Internet | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.31.2012 | Technology

This article is the first in a two-part series tracing the development of the amorphous online community known as Anonymous, pranksters who have becom...

Crowdsourcing the Congress: Wikipedia's Blackout Bomb

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.23.2012 | Technology
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

It's time for Congressional leaders to use the learning experience of the SOPA/PIPA debate to throw off their generational blinders and find a way to concede power gracefully to a new generation with new ideas.

MegaUpload: le dossier accablant de la justice US | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

L'acte d'accusation à l'encontre de MegaUpload met à jour le système mis en place par son richissime fondateur pour encourager financièrement le p...

Gerry Smith

Notorious Hackers Apparently Retaliate For Megaupload Takedown | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

The hacktivist group Anonymous launched its "largest attack ever" Thursday, claiming credit for a coordinated takedown of websites managed by the Depa...

Major SOPA Supporter Sounds Off On SOPA, Then Deletes Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

The internet filled with snark on Wednesday, as a slew of websites went dark to protest anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. Not to be outdone by journali...

SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons ...

Zach Carter

Lawmakers Fight Internet Censorship | Zach Carter | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers proposed a new framework for an anti-piracy bill late Thursday night, hoping to derail leading legislati...

Why The Major Labels Might Be Right This Time

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

If you're one of those that feels that major labels are the root of all evil, you may want to skip this post altogether because this time I'm sticking...

RIAA Wins $105M In Limewire Piracy Settlement, But Artists May Not Benefit

Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts

CORRECTION: Information contained in the Torrentfreak article to which this post referred was incorrect. The RIAA has not released a statement specifi...

Moses, Media Piracy and the MPAA

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Not only is there no evidence that anti-piracy education programs build a stronger "culture of intellectual property." There's also little evidence that enforcement works -- splashy raids haven't reduced piracy.

5.7 Million Reasons for Duvalier to Return to Haiti

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark V. Vlasic

Why would Duvalier, a Haitian living in France, care about a law change in Switzerland? Money -- that's why.