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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...
  • Creed To Play All Of 'Human Clay' Album At Mohegan Sun

    Creed To Play All Of 'Human Clay' Album  At Mohegan Sun
    Nostalgia is catching up with us as musicians resurrect albums on stage that we’ve scarcely had time to forget about: Rapper 50 Cent last month performed all of his 2003 effort “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” at a festival in Texas, and...
  • Thieves snatch Tom Petty guitars

    Thieves snatch Tom Petty guitars
    For classic rocker Tom Petty the waiting is the hardest part after five guitars were stolen from a soundstage where the Heartbreakers were rehearsing for their upcoming U.S. tour. A $7,500 reward is being offered for the return of the guitars,...
  • Dr. Steve Exclusive One On One With Dolly Parton

    Dr. Steve Exclusive One On One With Dolly Parton
    "I've always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved," says Dolly Parton of her incredible career, which has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An...
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  • Music piracy: a new tune

    Music piracy: a new tune
    After five years and about 35,000 lawsuits, the major record companies have ended their prodigious litigation campaign against music fans who shared songs online without the labels' permission. It's a welcome step for many reasons, not the least of...
  • For a few 99-cent songs more

    The major record companies' campaign against individual file-sharers hits a milestone Tuesday: for the first time since the lawsuits began four years ago, a case will actually go to trial. The defendant is Jammie Thomas, a Native American single mother...
  • Music moguls seek security blanket

    One way to judge the music industry's troubles is to watch annual sales figures for CDs, which have slumped 25% since 2000. But it's more revealing to chart how the major record companies' attitudes about new business models online have been shifting. At...
  • File sharing or stealing?

    A few days ago I came across an Op-Ed submission that called for file sharing to be decriminalized. The editors here decided not to run it, but it intrigued me for a couple of reasons. First, the author, Karl Sigfrid, is a member of the Swedish Parliament...
  • Law professor fires back at song-swapping lawsuits

    The music industry's courtroom campaign against people who share songs online is coming under counterattack. A Harvard Law School professor has launched a constitutional assault against a federal copyright law at the heart of the industry's aggressive...