We Think Music Should Be Free -June 09, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by Roblimo on Friday June 09, @12:00PM
from the ruminating-and-rambling dept.
This is not a diatribe about copyleft. It's an exploration of ways
"music delivery" has changed over the last three decades, and
why these changes have led to a commonly-held belief that music can be
downloaded or exchanged without paying a dime to the artists who wrote and
played the songs.
School of Thought on Piracy -June 09, 2000 -Wired
Your average music freeloader on the Web isn't a college student, a study
finds. He's male, all right, but he's older than you think.
Warner Bros. Music settle copyright suit -June 09, 2000 -CNET
The online music provider says it has entered into a settlement with the
Time Warner-owned record label under the copyright infringement suit
brought by affiliates of five major record companies.
device bookmarks music heard on radio -June 09, 2000 -CNET
Sony plans a U.S. launch next month of its eMarker, a key-chain attachment
that lets consumers "bookmark" music from the radio and then buy
it online, according to sources close to the company.
to continue probe of Warner Music-EMI merger -June 08, 2000 -Reuters (
via CNET )
The European Commission is set next week to open a four-month extended
probe into the planned joint venture between Time Warner's music
operations and EMI Group, a source close to the case said today.
Warming to MP3s? -June 07, 2000 -Wired Two recording industry powerhouses are reportedly close to signing
a licensing agreement with MP3.com in response to a copyright infringement
lawsuit. Is the wall blocking MP3s about to come down?
RIAA Close to a Deal -June 07, 2000 -Wired
The music site will reportedly pay the recording industry between $75
million and $100 million for the rights to include major label music in
the company's MyMP3.com service.
Music, MP3.com close to settling suit - WSJ -June 07, 2000 -Press Release
Warner Music Group is close to settling a lawsuit with Internet
music company MP3.com Inc that will include both damages for copyright
infringement and a plan for licensing music from the record company, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
roadkill -June 06, 2000 -Salon
Will Net car radios squash traditional broadcasters flat?
Napster of Searches -June 06, 2000 -Wired
There's a new search tech on the block that smacks of Napster: You can
search peoples' PCs as well as their Web pages. Reporter Chris Oakes gives
us the lowdown.
Sues RIAA to Protect Right to Automate Hyperlinks -June 05, 2000 -Press
Release MP3Board, Inc. a
pioneer in the indexing, searching, and linking of music related sites and
files on the internet announced today that it has filed suit in Federal
Court in San Jose, California, seeking a remedy against the Recording
Industry of America to prevent the RIAA from continually attempting to
shut down the mp3board.com web site for merely providing hyperlinks to
other web sites, pages, and files the RIAA considers infringing.
Pirates Napster Gear -June 02, 2000 -Wired
The Offspring shows support for the file-sharing program by selling
Napster branded t-shirts and hats from its website without authorization.
Will Napster sue to protect its copyright?
CEO plans MP3 players, snubs Napster -June 02, 2000 -CNET
Compaq Computer plans to jump into the market for MP3 players, although
CEO Michael Capellas is adamantly opposed to Napster, the free MP3 sharing
Myplay Wooing Users -June 02, 2000 -Wired
MP3.com and myplay get it on in the instant-listening space ... ex-Nirvana
mate Krist Novoselic goes live online ... and music goes straight into
Goes the Music Record -June 02, 2000 -Wired
As the debate rages over Napster's effect on record sales, young artists
are rewriting the record for biggest debut album. Net marketing seems to
be outweighing Net piracy.
MP3 player excels, almost -June 01, 2000 -Boston
Digital audio players began as small, specialized units for playing MP3
music files off the Internet, but their functionality has grown quickly.
One of these new multifunctional units is the Nomad
II made by Creative Labs.
labels reach MP3 accord with music site -June 01, 2000 -CNet
Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music Entertainment and other record labels
have reached an agreement with Dynamine Music Archive to prevent the Web
site from distributing copyrighted MP3 music files.
Napster keeps users honest -June 01, 2000 -ZDNet
Napster Inc. may be trying to deflect the heat from a recording industry
lawsuit by shifting the burden of copyright protection to users. And a
piracy-proof Napster may be in the works.
Sue Napster Software -June 01, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday June 01, @11:15AM
from the but-how-does-it-know? dept.
drix writes "I ran across a rather disturbing piece of
software called Media Enforcer. Basically, it does the same thing that
Metallica and Dr. Dre paid NetPD to do a few weeks ago: it lurks around on
Napster, gathering the names of any files matching a certain pattern that
are offered on the service. Thus, type in "Backstreet Boys" and
it will log every person offering Backstreet Boys files on Napster for as
long as you want to leave it running. What's scarier - it's next version
will add support for doing the same thing simultaneously on the CuteMX,
iMesh, and Scour.net filesharing networks. Zeropaid.com is running an
interview with the creator of this program, who, not surprisingly, wishes
to remain anonymous. " I guess the problem with all this is that a
file named Metallica isn't necessary a Metallica song. If the software
downloaded the data and actually checked it, I'd feel better about it.
reloads Metallica fans -June 01, 2000 -ZDNet
Music download site restores service to 29,000 users who swore they did
not violate Metallica's copyrights.
and the indy musician| -June 01, 2000 -ZDNet
Back in the good old days, we called the unlawful acquisition of
copyrighted material piracy. As self-styled swashbucklers, our attitude
was "Yeah, we're stealing. So what?"
That's why I don't have much use for the new defense from supporters of
Napster Inc. who slam bands (such as Metallica) who are upholding their
copyrights: "This isn't stealing, and even if it were, I wouldn't be
stealing if you weren't such greedy bastards."
mulling Myplay investment, acquisition -May 31, 2000 -CNET
Internet giant Yahoo may agree to an investment or outright buyout of
Myplay, the digital music storage company, as early as this week, sources
told CNET News.com today.
Music Gets a Boost -May 31, 2000 -Wired
The first of the major music labels ended its
online holdout and began selling music downloads Wednesday. MP3.com
members can now buy concert tickets using cell phones.
technology takes Web search to new level -May 31, 2000
First it was the record companies' nightmare. Now Yahoo and
AltaVista might be next.
The loose group of open-source programmers responsible for the
controversial Gnutella file-swapping software have turned their technology
into what they say is a powerful new Web search tool.
fight takes aim at online anonymity -May 31, 2000
The fight over music piracy on the Web is developing a new front,
as music industry executives and others trying to stem online
song-swapping take aim at Internet anonymity.
Put Ads in Your Ear -May 30, 2000 -Wired
MP3.com joins the rush of Net broadcasters integrating audio ads with
music and news. The company introduces a service that plays Perry Farrell
instead of Perry Como as you wander the frozen food section.
at law -May 30, 2000 -Salon
Attorney-turned-interim CEO Hank Barry promises to make money, not war,
for the beleaguered music-swapping service.
For Napster, things are happening on true Internet time.
It was less than a month ago that I interviewed then CEO Eileen
Richardson, as the little company with a huge fan base faced several
high-profile lawsuits and the challenge of surviving on a shoestring
budget. But just like that, Napster suddenly has $15 million in its back
pocket, and a new CEO who's not only determined to make the service
profitable but appears ready to use his prestigious legal background to
befriend the recording industry, not fight it.
the Search for Music -May 30, 2000 -Wired
Portable players now hold more music, and PC software operates like a
second stereo system. Three new music sites help sort through the fluff
and find the stuff you like.
Bronfman Declares War!! -May 26, 2000 -Seagram
" So am I warring against the culture of the Internet,
threatening to depopulate Silicon Valley as I move a Roman legion or two
of Wall Street lawyers to litigate in Bellevue and San Jose? I have moved
those lawyers - or some of them - but I have done so, and will continue to
do so - not to attack the Internet and its culture but for its benefit and
to protect it. For its benefit "
Last And At Length: Lars Speaks -May 26, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by timothy on Friday May 26, @12:00PM
from the parental-guidance-suggested dept.
On May 4, we asked you to suggest questions for an interview with
Metallica. It seemed for a while, though, like the interview that emmett
had wrangled would never happen -- despite agreeing to speak with us,
calls to his agents found that drummer (and frequent spokesman) Lars
Ulrich was either "too busy" or "unavailable" for a
long time, and we felt pretty much like the winner in a game of "hold
the grenade." Yesterday, though, Lars came through for us: after I
explained the nature of a Slashdot interview, and how the questions were
gathered and chosen, as well as the fact that he was free to be as candid
and discursive as he'd like, I spoke with him for more than an hour. Lars
seemed impressed by the forum that Slashdot offered and called it "a
nice setup" for an interview. You don't have to agree with his
conclusions, or with the actions that the band has taken, but you ignore
his words at your peril. So without further ado, here are your questions,
and Lars, unfiltered.
music under the gun? -May 26, 2000 -ZDNet
Congressional hearings, new lawsuits and a study claiming college piracy
is hurting music sales put MP3 downloads in the spotlight.
Music Industry Tells Congress to Leave It Alone -May 25, 2000 -New York
Executives from independent and online music companies asked Congress to
keep its hands off their industry while traditional businesses and
copyright interests adapt to new technologies and controversial
song-swapping services like Napster.
preps media player amid heavy competition -May 25, 2000 -CNET
As the heavyweights of streaming media technology duke it out for market
share, Yahoo is quietly testing software for playing and managing digital
media files intended to go head-to-head with the market leaders.
D Praises Napster At Congressional Hearing -May 25, 2000 -Sonicnet
Rapper and Napster-supporter Chuck D called downloadable digital-music
distribution "the radio of the new millennium" in testimony
Wednesday (May 24) before a congressional committee holding informational
hearings regarding online music sharing and distribution.
finds Napster use may cut into record sales -May 24, 2000 -CNET
A study released today by record industry retail tracker SoundScan shows
declining CD sales at stores near universities, and some are pointing
fingers at online music-swapping software such as Napster.
Gets a Hearing -May 24, 2000 -Wired
A congressional subcomittee convenes to debate the merits of the
file-sharing utility. Industry execs and musicians will sound off, along
with a think tank that wants users to cough up personal information.
devices boost MP3 use at home -May 24, 2000 -CNET
Request Multimedia and S3 have developed new products that may expand the
popularity of digital music beyond portable devices and desktop PCs.
S3, which markets the Diamond Rio portable MP3 player, today unveiled the
Rio Digital Audio Receiver, designed to stream digital music from the PC
to stereo speakers throughout a house using existing phone lines.
Not a Liquid Asset? -May 23, 2000 -Wired
Liquid Audio, specialist in securing music and friend of the labels, has a
new playmate in Napster. Can both companies -- bound together by VC Hummer
Winblad -- share nicely?
leaders: Beware of Napster -May 22, 2000 -ZDNet
Many Napster users, influenced by the open-source movement, will be
shocked to hear its leaders praise lawsuits by Metallica
Leaders of the "open source" software movement have a message
that some of their followers may not want to hear: Beware of Napster.
ramps up for flash memory amid searing demand -May 22, 2000 -CNET Intel plans to invest more than $2 billion over the next few years
into flash memory and expand its product line in an effort to capitalize
on the exploding demand for one of the key components of cell phones and
(Illegally?) While You Work -May 22, 2000 -The Standard
Despite lawsuits against MP3 and Napster, sharing digital audio in the
workplace is still as common as worthless stock options.
ads a Real nuisance -May 21, 2000 -ZDNet
RealNetworks delivers a new level of personalized ads to its desktop
applications. And a privacy advocate says users get more than they pay
Star vs. Rock Fan: Who Matters? -May 21, 2000 -New York
Times ( Free Registration required ) When Lars Ulrich, the drummer for Metallica, marched a list of nearly
320,000 alleged music pirates over to the offices of Napster, like a
schoolboy tattling on the kids who toilet-papered the gym, artist-fan
relations hit a new low point. It recalled a scene in VH-1's "Behind
the Music" episode devoted to Oasis. That band's exceptionally grumpy
singer, Liam Gallagher, fled a tour a while ago to help his wife buy a
London flat. Accosted by a reporter who asked, "Does this mean you
matter more than the fans?" Mr. Gallagher exploded. "That's
right!" he screamed, peppering his tirade with expletives. "I
Labels in Talks With Yahoo -May 19, 2000 -The Standard
The portal could become a subscription-based Web distributor of the
labels' music, sources say. Yahoo is in discussions
with major music labels on the possibility of becoming a
subscription-based online music distributor of the labels' content,
according to a source familiar with the talks.
Techies wage war on copyright cartels -May 19, 2000
Cyberrights advocates and librarians are teaming up to take on the media giants in film, music and software.
Cyberrights advocates, open-source evangelists and even librarians met at Stanford Law
School on Thursday in an attempt to limit the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 -- a
piece of legislation that gives music producers, Hollywood studios and software companies unprecedented powers
over the use of copyrighted works.
Digi-Security Act Has Its Day -May 19, 2000
Final hearings began Thursday at Stanford University to help determine how the DMCA will separate piracy
and personal use.
Why MP3 Won't Win -May 19, 2000
I have very little pity for big record labels facing the MP3 and Napster onslaught. OK, I'll be more
direct: Record companies are a cabal of greedy, thieving suits who have held artists and
the listening public hostage for far too long.
Suits: Majors' MAP Policies Hindered
Price Competition -May 18, 2000
In the wake of the Federal Trade Commission's estimate that U.S. consumers may have paid as much
as $480 million more than they should have for CDs over the last three years, two class-action,
restraint-of-trade lawsuits against the major labels were filed Wednesday (May 17) in California Superior
Court in L.A.
At the Digital Hollywood conference on Tuesday night -May 18, 2000
Hole's Courtney Love anounced, "I'm leaving the major-label system and there are
hundreds of artists watching my court case and are going to follow me."
According to a California state law, artists can only be held to contracts for seven
years, and Love said her record company, Universal Music, is trying to strong-arm her
into continuing with the label.
Scour Expands Napster's Concept
Beyond Swapping Music -May 18, 2000
Program pledges legit route to video, films, photos Napster's huge underground success has unleashed
the maverick concept of creating a shared online library of free songs. Now, a new program called Scour Exchange takes
the Napster concept and extends it to photos, videos and feature-length films.
Station Goes Online To
Get Deftones Single Prior To Release -May 18, 2000
Radio programmer uses Napster to download MP3 of 'Change.'
Unwilling to wait for Maverick Records to ship the latest
Deftones single, "Change," at least one radio station downloaded the song off the Internet late last month and
began playing it.
to the People -May 18, 2000
Two months ago, Justin Frankel created an
ingenious little software tool that allows its users to bypass the
dominant Internet companies and communicate directly among themselves.
His bosses at America Online Inc., the biggest computing network of them
all, were so impressed they tried to snuff it out of existence.
Dr. Dre Moves To Block
MP3 Files, Not Napster Users -May 17, 2000
-Sonicnet Rapper hopes to prevent copies of 34 of
his songs from being available for trading.
Apparently hoping to avoid the firestorm of fan criticism that
Metallica received recently for shutting down Napster MP3-trading accounts, Dr. Dre has asked Napster Inc. to
block MP3 copies of his work from being traded on its software — but not to block the users allegedly trading that
Dr. Dre Raps Napster Users -May 17, 2000
The performer follows in Metallica's footsteps and delivers his own list of alleged copyright violators. Now
Napster has the 239,612 IDs, and could terminate the users' access.
Music Subscription Idea Gets Aired -May 17, 2000
Napster users would be willing to pay for the MP3 file-swapping service. The recording industry
should at least listen.
Lawyer: Metallica fans 'probably' lying -May 16, 2000
But the rock group's lawyer won't sue the 30,000 Napster users who say they were erroneously accused of
copyright infringement. Metallica will not sue the Napster users who say they were mistakenly banned from the music download site, the
rock band's lawyer said Tuesday.
Tuning Up Digital Copyright Law -May 16, 2000
A series of lawsuits could reshape the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act. Decisions in the DeCSS video utility, Napster, and webcasting cases could set far-ranging
Jail term for MP3 pirates predicted -May 16, 2000
-ZDNet Downloading MP3 using Napster or Gnutella? Ever thought
what the inside of a cell looks like?
Within the next four months, a student or "other individual found downloading illegal MP3 tracks" will go to jail "as a clear signal
that piracy will not be tolerated in the US."
BMI: Let the Net Music Play -May 16, 2000
One of the largest companies that collects royalties on
behalf of songwriters unveils a licensing plan to make
its 4.5 million copyrighted works available to websites.
Music may be only the beginning of grassroots piracy -May 15, 2000
Napster has done for piracy what America Online did for the Internet: put its technology
within reach of the digital masses.
But where AOL has catered to middle America, Napster has opened the door to an entirely
different culture, one of evolving social values that some say encourages illegal activity.
Napster May Not Matter Anymore -May 15, 2000
Napster continues battling the recording industry,
Metallica, and angry users who were banned from the service. In the end, the company might be irrelevant.
Mad About Copyrights -May 15, 2000
The entertainment industry's efforts to stamp out piracy amount to a declaration of
war – on customers.
Napster Backlash Has Begun -May 15, 2000
After avoiding criticism from music fans, Napster is now
being accused of unfairly banning and censoring its users.
Napster, Gnutella And The
New Morality -May 14, 2000 -Sonicnet
A generation is growing up that doesn't seem to understand the difference between right and
sonicnet.com Editor in Chief Michael Goldberg writes:
The late '60s radical Abbie Hoffman once wrote a book titled
"Steal This Book!"
Napster, and the fight for on-line music -May 13, 2000 -MacCentral
Perhaps the most controversial issue facing Internet users over the past few weeks
has been the legal conflict stemming from the transfer of digitally encoded MP3
music files through a shareware program called Napster and a subsequent complaint from Metallica.
Chuck D. Vs. Lars Ulrich -May 12, 2000 -MP3.com
Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Metallica's Lars Ulrich will go head-to-head on the Napster controversy on
The Charlie Rose Show on PBS tonight (May 12). Ulrich,
anti-Napster, and Chuck D, pro-Napster, will debate the different sides of this issue.
Gnutella, and Internet guerrillas -May 12, 2000 -LinuxWorld
Netizens fight dirty for the music they love Napster and
MP3.com were easy targets for music industry lawyers. But the latest generation of music programs may force the industry to change in order to
accommodate online listeners.
Chuck D To Testify Before
Congress On Napster, Online Music -May 11, 2000 -Sonicnet Small Business Committee meets May 24 to examine business models in era of free
Rapper Chuck D will testify before a congressional committee this month on Napster and online music, a
committee spokesperson said.
Shut-Out Napster Users Get In -May 11, 2000 -Wired
One day after more than 300,000 people where bounced off of the file-trading application, there's
plenty of advice and specific directions on how to get back onto Napster. Most can be found on the
company's own message boards.
Turtle Beach Demonstrates its AudioTron Digital
Music Appliance to International Media and Analysts
at E3 2000 -May 11, 2000 -Press
Turtle Beach(TM) took the wraps off its forthcoming
AudioTron(TM) digital music appliance today at E3 2000, previewing the product for the international news media and market
analysts at this electronic entertainment industry trade show. The device - the company's first mass market, networked PC
appliance - incorporates home networking technology to remotely play digital music stored on a user's personal computer, as
well as audio originating on the Internet. For instance, an AudioTron in the living room can play WMA and MP3 files saved on
a PC located in another part of the house. It is expected to ship this fall.
Nike Goes to the Net – Again -May 10, 2000 -The
To raise its profile with the young and wired, the athletic goods maker will release five electronic
U.S. House to hold hearing on
Napster, MP3s -May 10, 2000 -CNET
A House committee will take a look later this month at the influence of music-swapping software such as Napster and other MP3 companies on small record
labels and other online businesses.
Napster throws Metallica a curveball -May 10, 2000 -Salon
The music-swapping software company uses the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act to protect fans from being unduly blocked from its service.
Tricky, tricky. Napster announced Wednesday that it will, indeed, comply with Metallica's legal demands that the
music-swapping software company block over 300,000 of its users the band says were trading pirated Metallica tunes. But there's a little catch that Metallica probably didn't expect.
MyMP3.com Nixes Major Labels -May 10, 2000 -Wired
As MP3.com and the recording industry continue settlement talks, the digital music company will stop
streaming major-label music as an act of "good faith."
EMI amps up digital music offerings -May 10, 2000 -CNET
EMI Recorded Music soon will take its most ambitious dive yet into the waters of
The recording giant today said that beginning July 1, it will make 100 of its albums and 40
associated singles available for download. Music shoppers will be able to download EMI tracks
and albums from online retail sites.
Napster boots 317,377 users from service -May 09, 2000 -CNET
Music software company Napster said today it has blocked 317,377 user screen names
that have been identified by Metallica as allegedly infringing on the rock band's
RIAA to Enter $400 Million Music -May 08, 2000 -Webnoize
Expanding far beyond its role as a powerful lobbying group, the Recording Industry
Association of America (RIAA) is making a major move to enter the music licensing
business, potentially collecting and distributing more money than performing rights groups
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Napster to face trial on music piracy claims -May 08, 2000 -CNET
A federal judge has ordered the controversial Napster music-swapping company to stand trial for copyright infringement, handing the start-up a setback in its wide-ranging legal battle with the recording industry.
Napster's 'Safe Harbor' Sinks -May 08, 2000 -Wired
A judge rules that Napster's "ISP" defense doesn't float
and denies the company's attempt to get the RIAA lawsuit dismissed. Napster moves to the
"Betamax" defense, claiming it does more than help pirates.
RIAA claims initial win in legal battle vs. Napster -May 08, 2000 -Reuters
A recording industry trade group claimed an initial victory on Monday in its copyright battle against computer song-swap company Napster
Inc., which it alleges is a haven for music piracy on the Internet.
Time To Face The Music, But Who's
Got The Right Track? -May 08, 2000 -ZDNet
If you're an Internet start-up delivering some kind of digital music service, the first rule is this: If you thumb
your nose at the recording industry, expect swift retaliation. But, by the same token, recent events have
shown that the music industry can no longer simply recoil in horror from the Internet and respond with
knee-jerk legal threats.
Come on, Eileen -May 08, 2000 -Salon
Napster CEO Eileen Richardson is walking on sunshine. But with
lawsuits piling up, is she really dancing on a grave?
Love Bug: The Conspiracy -May 06, 2000 -Wired
While the authorities look for the person supposedly behind the "ILOVEYOU" worm, amateur cybersleuths
offer up alternative theories. The truth is way out there.
MP3.com, BMI in music licensing deal -May 05, 2000 -CNET
The Internet music company reaches a licensing agreement with one of the two major U.S.
organizations that collect music royalty payments.
Metallica vs. Napster -- a Broken Record -May 05, 2000 -The
A passel of reporters showed up to record the Wednesday
appearance of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on Napster's doorstep in the soap opera's latest
Digital music awaits new wave of Rios -May 04, 2000 -ZDNet
After leading the way with its Rio portable MP3 players, S3's Diamond plans to network your home and car. Will
the market tune in? The hand-held MP3 music player market has only 1 million users -- but don't expect it to stay stuck there, once a
few thorny issues are resolved. "That figure could grow as high as 3 million overnight if digital rights management and codec
(compressor-decompressor) issues clear up," said Dataquest Inc. analyst Van Baker.
Free Love and Digital Music -May 04, 2000 -RollingStone
It's been quite a ride for Napster, the free program that makes it
easy to trade MP3s online. In recent weeks, the controversial software has inspired everything
from lawsuits to campus rallies.
Metallica Address Fan Fears in
Web Chat -May 04, 2000 -RollingStone
Heavy metal got a little heavier Tuesday night, when Metallica
allowed themselves to be grilled by fans for more than an hour in an Internet chat jointly
Judge Says MP3 More Than Storage Locker for Compact Discs -May 04, 2000 -Reuters
The federal judge who ruled last week that MP3.com Inc broke copyright laws said Thursday the
company does not just store already purchased compact discs, but replays music on the Internet that it has
copied without permission from recording companies.
Interviews: Ask Metallica About Napster -May 04, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by Roblimo on Thursday May 04, @10:00AM
from the feeling-misunderstood dept.
Members of the band Metallica have agreed, through their publicist, to answer questions from
Slashdot readers about
their recent legal actions against Napster and Napster users. They did a live
chat interview Tuesday on the subject with a crowd rounded up by artistdirect.com and Yahoo!. Now it's our turn, so let's give them a fine,
thorough, Slashdot-style grilling. (more)
Metallica Lists Alleged Pirates -May 03, 2000 -AP
In a clash between hard rock and hard drives, the band Metallica has delivered the screen names of 335,000 people it accuses
of music piracy to the online company it says aided the theft.
List Of MP3 Traders To Napster Headquarters -May 03, 2000 -Sonicnet
Drummer Lars Ulrich greeted by hecklers, supporters,
journalists. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich walked through a crowd of hecklers and supporters
Wednesday (May 3) at the office of MP3-trading company Napster Inc. and told reporters, "The true fans of Metallica are
the ones who understand and respect what we're doing."
Metallica, Not Napster -May 03, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by JonKatz on Wednesday May 03, @10:45AM
from the time-to-fight-back dept. Metallica has every right to fight for its interests. But the
unleashing of lawyers on more than 330,000 Napster users --
many of them kids -- who allegedly downloaded the band's music last week is
an outrage, a punitive and thoughtless assault on privacy and freedom. . It's
time to bite back against this corporatist band. They've made some great
music, but Napster contributes a lot more to the world than they do. Take
note: P.S. Tomorrow, Slashdot will be taking questions for a Metallica
interview. (Read More.)
Moving Beyond Napster -May 03, 2000 -The
Standard Sony and
Universal announce a deal to join forces and create a digital 'jukebox in
Forget Napster. Imagine listening to music anytime, anywhere without downloading
anything. This digital "jukebox in the sky," as some call it, could make the concept of
owning music obsolete.
Napster Lawsuit Decision Expected Soon -May 03, 2000 -Reuters
The recorded music industry, hoping for an encore to last week's legal victory against online company MP3.com Inc., expects
a decision any day in its lawsuit against song-swap software company Napster Inc.
Sony-Universal service echoed by MP3 -May 03, 2000 -Reuters
Music giants Sony Music and Universal Music said Tuesday they have joined forces to launch a
subscription-based digital music service, which experts say could be the next big trend in distributing music
on the Web.
MP3.com Bands Dis Disclosure -May 03, 2000 -Wired
Artists with their music up for grabs at MP3.com are not happy that the site is publicly posting their
financial earnings without permission. MP3.com says it's about ending secrecy in the music industry.
S3 expands Rio marketing -May 02, 2000 -CNET Graphics chip maker turned Internet appliance company S3 said the next version of its portable
MP3 player, the Rio 600, will come in a variety of designs and be marketed with other
companies in co-branding deals. S3 has said it wants to expand the type and number of MP3
players on the market.
Will MP3.com's new tune be a hit? -May 02, 2000 -ZDNet
MP3.com, the recent whipping boy of the recording industry, is now selling subscriptions for classical tunes, and calls it the future
of the music biz. Will it fly?
New Windows Media player
takes on MP3 -May 02, 2000 -CNET
Narrowing its aim on the digital music download market, Microsoft today announced a partnership with I-Jam
Multimedia for a new portable music player that will exclusively play tracks encoded in Microsoft's Windows Media Audio format.
The player, dubbed Win-Jam, will be available in July and will be the first to use Microsoft's
multimedia player software, according to I-Jam.
MP3.com offers pay-for-play music -May 02, 2000 -ZDnet
Will you pay to hear classical music over
the Net? MP3.com, recently the target of the recording industry, is looking for customers and partners.
Metallica fingers 335,435 Napster users -May 01, 2000 -CNET
The heavy metal band hires an online consulting firm, which says it has identified hundreds of
thousands of people who made the band's content available online this past weekend.
Compaq's PJB-100 MP3 Player Open-Sourced -May 01, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by Hemos on Monday May 01, @11:05AM
from the more-music-for-the-ears dept.
spludge writes: "Remember the PJB-100? The portable 4.6 gig hard-drive MP3 player -- the one that did not have
support for Linux? Compaq just released all the code to communicate and control it under the
GPL! All the code and documentation is
available for linux and for windows. Read about the details and what you'll need online. Lots of information about how the PJB works and
how to communicate with it via USB."
Rapper Chuck D throws weight behind Napster -May 01, 2000 -CNET
A few prominent musicians are beginning to rally around MP3-swapping company
Napster, which faces a potentially crippling series of lawsuits from the recording
industry and some artists.
MP3, Labels Atune to Settlement -May 01, 2000 -Wired
The war between MP3.com and the major labels isn't over yet but there is
talk of a settlement. That news sent shares of the online music service
up 20 percent.
Features: Will This Genie Ever Go Back In The
Bottle? -May 01, 2000 -Slashdot
Posted by JonKatz on Monday May 01, @08:00AM from the analysis:-the-music-industry-wins-a-whopper dept. MP3.com was bloodied Friday. As of this writing, the online
music service is trying to negotiate a settlement with RIAA. A U.S. District Court ruled Friday that the site's
My.MP3.com storage service violated copyright law. But the music-user rebellion
sparked by this landmark technology is by no means over.
On the record -May 01, 2000 -Salon
RIAA chief Hilary Rosen defends the music industry's recent
litigation against Napster and MP3.com.