In a follow-up to what I posted yesterday the United States has begun to look into anti-trust violations against the RIAA. The friendly people at Wired were nice enough to bring us the story.
The European Union may block the RIAA from creating download services MusicNet and Pressplay, due to the fact that the world only needs one Microsoft and these two services would definitly create a monopoly and squash any chance indepedent services have.
Zdnet.com is reporting that the RIAA along with its direct Legal assualts on P2P is going to also use other tatics to destroy or slow down P2P networks and the trading of files. As quoted from the story “One method uses software to masquerade as a file-swapper online.
URLBlaze released a new version (2.41), with some bug fixes and two other significant abilities: 1) Option to search on the META data – that means to get results that the keywords you search for doesn’t necessary exist in the file name or directory but in the data surrounding it.
ZDNet is reporting today that the Justice department “widened its antitrust investigation of the online music business, sending civil subpoenas across the industry that focused on alleged use of copyright rules and licensing practices to control distribution.
“Look out, music pirates: The recording industry wants the right to hack into your computer and delete your stolen MP3s.
Everyone who didn’t like The Qube needs to give the new version a shot. I took out everything stupid, and everything that ate memory. Give it a shot! http://www.zeropaid.
Hello Everyone. As most of you know, I enjoy Songspy. But when a website gives this message, “September 28th, 2001 SongSpy is now alive a kicking like a crack-addict… (ehem).
Hey looks like a new gnutella site may b up soon. Im pretty sure nullsoft owns the gnutella.com .net and .org domains so maybe aol had a change of heart or something. check out Gnutella.com. Usually it would say “its all okay or something like that and have the number of hits it has has.
In a nice twist it seems the tables have turned slightly on the major record labels.Record company attorneys seeking a quick end to their copyright suit against Napster on Wednesday instead found themselves fielding pointed questions from a federal judge over planned music subscription services.
A report from Billboard.com claims that “The trade group(RIAA) assisted in seizing 1.26 million illegal recordable CDs (CD-Rs) in the first six months of 2001, up 133% from the first half of 2000. It also aided in 1,762 arrests and indictments for selling illegal CDs or CD-Rs, an 89% increase.
Microsoft has invested over $50 million in P2P developer Groove Networks. Microsoft is working with Groove to help further develop their business communications network, .NET. Good to know that moral, legitimate companies like Microsoft are getting in P2P networking Get the full story here.
A News.com report gives some interesting numbers from Media Metrix. The winner is “Morpheus, with 2.3 million unique users in August, up 186 percent from June.
Yesterday Nullsoft officially moved Winamp from alpha to beta with the released of Winamp 3.0 Beta 1. Built on a new coding platform named “Wasabi”, Winamp 3 offers a module setup allowing any component of Winamp to be removed or replaced.
In this Wired.com news story it talks about how the deal made by the RIAA and NMPA that will allow subscrption based services to move foward, although some major bands are left out.
Morpheus plagued with problems? Thousands of users reporting connectivity and technical problems with the popular file-swapping network. “Two weeks ago it was working fine,” one user reports, “…but for over a week now I can’t CONNECT.
Many of you are like “Oh The Qube sucks.” Well it actually doesn’t suck as much as it did anymore. I have taken many of your suggestions and have made the program much better. The Qube is on it’s own network, so not very many people are currently sharing on it.
Remember that file-sharing network called Napster? Well, they’re back to court with their old buddies, the RIAA. In a keen gesture to Naspter and the rest of the civilized world, the RIAA and its “lawyers will be asking U.S.
A news report at Wired.
Things are starting to look extremely grim for the future of file sharing “A week after filing a lawsuit against three file-swapping services, sources indicate the RIAA will file a lawsuit against at least one other company involved in online digital music trading.