Copyright

McCartney

McCartney sues to Get Back the Beatles

With the immense transformation undertaken by the music industry over the last twenty years, it’s comforting to note some things haven’t changed. While formats, listening habits, and popular genres are (as always) in a state of flux, at least for… Read more

RIAA

RIAA win maximum damages against pirates

In a win for the RIAA /Record Industry Association of America (representing a group of labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and the Warner Music Group)  , legal proceedings initiated against MP3Skull- the top-ranked MP3 sharing sites on the… Read more

africa music scene

Africa gets downloading

Africa ’s first legal download vehicle is setting sail in Senegal so local maestros can make good in music industry, free from internet piracy. With online speeds too stunted to stream, the launch of MusikBi is a welcome note on… Read more

Kopimashin

Peter Sunde’s reveals the “Kopimashin”

Whether it is an act of technological performance art, civil disobedience or social commentary is hard to tell… Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is something of a techno anti-hero. When he was sentenced to one year in prison and fined… Read more

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to everyone

Finally you can lead the rounds of ‘ Happy Birthday ’ without encountering copyright. More than 100 years ago, the delightful ditty debuted in a Kentucky Kindergarten, written by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. Fast forward and a judge has… Read more

NASA

NASA upload the ‘Golden Record’

Hoping to answer questions such as – do aliens like to ‘rock out’ or ‘get funky’? NASA launched the Voyager I and II into space in 1977. The probes set off into the big nothing armed with the ‘Golden Record’,… Read more

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