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.
March 2, 2009
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...
February 24, 2009
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...
December 24, 2008
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...
December 19, 2008
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...
August 27, 2008
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...
August 26, 2008