The US Justice Department has apparently launched an antitrust investigation into some of the largest technology companies, including Google, Apple and Yahoo.
First details have leaked out about US satellite radio firm Sirius XM’s planned iPhone app, including a screenshot and info on the planned pricing.
Pro-technology lobbyists have complained about proposed US legislation aimed at discouraging sensitive files from being made available on filesharing networks.
US labels are apparently disappointed with the performance of MySpace Music, according to reports.
A US Appeals Court has overturned a previous ruling that the upcoming trial of alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum could be webcast live.
Ticketmaster has confirmed that it’s been subpoenaed or received other requests for information over its approach to the secondary ticketing market by the US Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General’s office.
AT&T has become the first US ISP to send warning letters to customers accused of illegal file-sharing by the RIAA, exec Jim Cicconi has revealed at the Nashille Leadership Music Digital Summit.
The US Department of Justice has filed a brief to support the RIAA in its high-profile file-sharing lawsuit against Massachusetts man Joel Tenenbaum, sparking numerous `Obama loves the RIAA’ media stories.
The US Department of Justice has asked Ticketmaster and Live Nation for more information about their planned merger – the second time it’s made such a request – according to Associated Press.
Hypebot has an interesting article highlighting the fact that Eddie Van Halen, Seal, Billy Corgan and Journey have all sent signed letters to the US Congress expressing their support for the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan gave evidence yesterday at a committee hearing into the US Performance Rights Act, adding his views to those claiming terrestrial radio stations should pay performance royalties
Don’t believe the hype! Oh, except when the hype is about a fan-funded music service, and Chuck D is the man saying it.