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RIAA “bloodbath” layoffs deeper than expected, says Hypebot

Industry blog Hypebot is claiming that last week's layoffs at the RIAA were much more severe than the 30 layoffs that were reported.
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Last.fm slams TechCrunch over “vicious and completely false rumour”

We reported yesterday on the controversy that broke this weekend, following a claim on tech blog TechCrunch that Last.fm had handed over user data to the RIAA relating to the U2 album leak.Having denied the story in several...
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War on Project Playlist: now Facebook bans its widget

It's a troubling end of 2008 for music site Project Playlist, to say the least. MySpace banned its widget last week following pressure from the major labels, and now Facebook has followed suit.The latter is possibly...
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RIAA ditches policy of suing individual file-sharers

The RIAA is abandoning its strategy of suing individual file-sharers, in favour of working with ISPs to reduce online music piracy.The shift was reported in the Wall Street Journal, which says the RIAA opened legal proceedings...
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OpenTape springs up to replace Muxtape

We’ve been covering the ongoing problems of online mixtape site Muxtape, which is still down following a row with the RIAA. However, a new site offering pretty much the same functionality has sprung up, called OpenTape.The...
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Democrat VP nominee Joe Biden’s copyright views get probed

The US Democrats have kicked off their convention in Denver, just after presidential candidate Barack Obama announced that his VP running mate would be Joe Biden.CNET has been doing some digging into Biden’s voting...
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RIAA speaks out about Muxtape shutdown

Earlier this week, online mixtape site Muxtape temporarily closed down, blaming a 'problem' with the RIAA (although promising to be back up soon).Now the RIAA has been talking about the problem to Portfolio, giving...