Posts Tagged ‘ music piracy ’

Mr Average breaks the law at least once a day

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Offbeat

Speeding, using a mobile phone while driving and dropping litter top the list of rules and regulations regularly flouted, a survey has found. Other laws often broken are eating while driving, parking on pavements and not wearing a seatbelt.

The online music rip-off

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The perils of music riddled with Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that we’ve been buying for years are now starting to come to light. With vinyl or CD you knew where you stood: you bought the music and, accidents aside, it would still play in ten years’ time. In the digital download age, however, that can’t be taken for granted.

“Functionally voluntary” music may lead to blanket licenses

Aug 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

Griffin’s most intriguing idea, and one he’s been pitching for some time now, is a voluntary, blanket music license; essentially, bringing the collection society model to end users. In this model, consumers would pay royalties into a pot (by paying an extra monthly fee to their ISPs, for instance) and would then have access to all the music from all the labels that participate in the scheme.

Music industry ’should embrace illegal websites’

Aug 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The study by the MCPS-PRS Alliance, which represents music rights holders, and Big Champagne, an online media measurement company, found that legal downloads of the Radiohead album, which was released on a pay-as-you-want basis, were far exceeded by illegal torrent downloads of the album.

Band Leaks Track to BitTorrent, Blames Pirates

Aug 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

When we reported about the leak of a BuckCherry track last week, and specifically the band’s response to it, we hinted that this could be a covert form of self-promotion. Indeed, after a few days of research we found out that the track wasn’t leaked by pirates, but by Josh Klemme, the manager of the band.