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2008-07-25 09:00:47

Britain to levy annual fee on internet music download LONDON, July 24 (Xinhua) - Internet users in Britain could pay an annual fee of up to 30 pounds (some 59.61 U.S. dollars) to download music and film under new plans to clamp down on internet piracy. The compulsory levy will compensate for the lost royalties of the music and film industries, local media reported Thursday. Households that ignore the warnings may be subjected to "traffic filtering," with their web use being monitored...

2008-07-25 00:00:25

By ARCHIE BLAND The big question Why are we asking this now? AFTER YEARS of wrangling, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) - the body that represents the UK's major record labels - has got agreement from the biggest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to go after people whose taste for downloading free music is arguably the biggest threat the music industry has ever faced. Yesterday it was announced that the government had brokered a deal between the two sides that agrees measures to...

2008-07-24 00:00:27

By RHODRI MARSDEN ANALYSIS When the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, endorsed a plan to deprive illegal music downloaders of internet access in November 2007, those who believe in free, unfettered access were quick to roar their disapproval. The music industry, meanwhile, was delighted, with John Kennedy, from the international recording industry body IFPI, describing it as "the single most important initiative to help win the war on online piracy that we have seen". While the...

2008-07-24 00:00:27

By Nigel Morris Home Affairs Correspondent Pounds 30 'licence fee' set to revolutionise illegal file- sharing Internet users could face an annual charge of up to 30 to download music, under plans to be unveiled today that aim to tackle illegal file-sharing. Ministers are backing proposals that would enable millions of broadband users to pay an annual levy which would allow them to copy as much - previously illegal - music from the internet as they wanted. The money raised would be...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

eMusic, the world's largest retailer of independent music and world's second largest digital music service after iTunes, today begins a major transformation of its website and becomes the unequivocal best place for music discovery on the web. A host of new Web 2.0 features will offer eMusic customers more musical context than any other site by pulling in relevant content from around the web and allowing them to share their finds with their friends on major social networks, bookmarking sites...

2008-07-07 06:00:00

By Emma L. Carew, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 7--Music aficionados 20 years ago would have laughed at the idea of a compact disc being too bulky a means to distribute music, but in clubs and at parties today, this is quickly becoming the case. Enter Andrew Volna and a new way to promote and distribute digital music files: Soundtrax. Based loosely on the iTunes model, Soundtrax is a way for people to purchase music electronically and download the files to their personal computers or...

2008-06-23 06:00:10

The collaboration of Eventim, Europe's market leader in ticketing and 24-7 Entertainment, Europe's leader in digital distribution has produced an unprecedented, online store (music.eventim.de) where consumers can purchase concert tickets in addition to music and video downloads all in one place with the click of a mouse. The music download store currently offers 2.2 million tracks ranging from pop to classical and everything in between with the majority of content available in MP3. The...

2008-06-18 00:00:11

Amazon MP3 offers Coldplay's new album, "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends," for $8.99, and their catalog hits "X&Y,""A Rush of Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes" as this week's Daily Deals for $1.99 each Amazon.com Media Hotline, 206-266-7180 http://www.amazon.com/pr Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced "Daily Deals" and "Friday Five," a pair of ongoing promotions that offer customers deep discounts on select newly released and catalog albums from bestselling artists on...

2008-06-17 09:00:23

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced "Daily Deals" and "Friday Five," a pair of ongoing promotions that offer customers deep discounts on select newly released and catalog albums from bestselling artists on Amazon MP3, Amazon.com's digital music download store with more than 5.4 million DRM-free MP3 tracks. "Daily Deals" is updated daily and offers a popular album at a significantly discounted price; "Friday Five" offers five great albums for $5 every Friday and through the weekend. Customers...

2008-02-27 09:00:00

MP3 players and iPods have become some of, if not the most, popular tech gadgets for teens to own. With this booming popularity comes the dilemma of whether to pay for music that can be downloaded through programs such as iTunes, or to "illegally" download it from P2P (peer-to-peer) programs such as Limewire and Kazaa. Steven Koll, a Cave Spring High School sophomore, buys his music from iTunes. "I choose to pay for the music so that the artists get some recognition for their work," he...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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