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  • What would a "digital Citizens' Bill of Rights" look like for Internet users?

    What would a "digital Citizens' Bill of Rights" look like for Internet users?
    If you've paid attention to Internet news over the past year, you might know that the notion of a "free Internet" has been hotly debated and seen by many as under siege. Internet activists recently stopped SOPA and PIPA, two bills that would've given...
  • American Idol 12th season judges announced

    American Idol 12th season judges announced
    When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved...
  • Court refuses to lower fine on student who downloaded music

    Court refuses to lower fine on student who downloaded music
    A Boston University student must pay $675,000 for illegally downloading 30 songs. That’s $22,500 per song. Though in fairness, a Rihanna song from three years ago is easily worth twice that amount. Here’s more from CBS News: The Supreme...
  • Rap star Drake to headline Virginia Beach's amphitheater in May

    Rap star Drake to headline Virginia Beach's amphitheater in May
    Hip-hop fans will remember that Drake was set to play Hampton Coliseum back in November. That show was canceled due to what was described as a scheduling conflict. The show has been rescheduled, but not at Hampton Coliseum. Promoters announced today that...
  • The RIAA's latest victory over Jammie Thomas-Rasset

     
    Having been ordered by successive juries to pay the major record labels $222,000, $1.92 million and now $1.5 million for illegally sharing 24 songs, Jammie Thomas-Rasset exemplifies how both extreme and random these damage awards are. That's a consequence...
  • Me, I'm wary

     
    I really like my Apple products, but when Apple gives over its homepage to this announcement... ...I get uneasy. CrunchGear's Nicholas Deleon guesses it will be... ...a streaming music service. In an instant, Apple would have killed the MP3 once......
  • Live review: Roger Waters and 'The Wall' at Staples Center

     
    Everyone else in the music business may be content to think smaller these days. Not Roger Waters. Pink Floyd’s erstwhile lead singer and songwriter not only remembers when rock music could also function as grand-scale theater, he helped arrange that.......
  • CD and mobile music sales fall in 2010, but vinyl continues its resurgence

     
    U.S. music sales shrank to $6.9 billion, down 11% from 2009 and roughly half of what it was a decade ago, according to figures released by the RIAA....
  • Tennessee outlaws sharing passwords to Hulu, Netflix, Rhapsody and other sites

     
    Tennessee lawmakers ban sharing passwords, Netflix says it's unnecessary...
  • Glen Campbell set to release farewell album in wake of Alzheimer diagnosis

     
    Sad news about Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's diagnosis, but fans of his music can take solace in the fact that Campbell is preparing to release a farewell studio album. The studio material — including songwriting contributions from Paul Westerberg,...
  • Entertainment giants and broadband providers team up on piracy effort

     
    A coalition comprised of movie and television studios, cable and phone companies and record labels are launching a wide-ranging initiative aimed at cracking down on Internet piracy. The effort will brings together Internet Service Providers -- the...