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2010-11-01 14:51:00

Susan Boyle, Colbie Caillat, Kelly Clarkson, Randy Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, And More Share Their Favorite Memories MARLTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading music retailers, record labels and nearly thirty artists, along with supporting organizations across the industry, are today helping kick off a new promotional effort designed to relaunch and revitalize the historic "Give The Gift Of Music"...

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2010-10-27 08:50:00

One of the largest file-sharing websites on the Internet is being forced to shut down after it was found liable of copyright infringement by a U.S. federal court judge. LimeWire, a website that utilizes a Java-based peer-to-peer software client to allow various types of content (including music and movie files from CDs and DVDs), was ordered to cease operations by Manhattan Judge Kimba Wood on Tuesday. According to Reuters reporters Yinka Adegoke and Jonathan Stempel, Wood ruled that...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

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2010-09-20 12:15:57

Piracy activists have targeted websites owned by the music and film industry to perform coordinated attacks. The Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) were temporarily knocked offline because of the assault. The attacks were reportedly in retaliation for anti-piracy efforts against file-sharing websites.  The activists group has declared on message-board 4chan that it will continue to target other sites. The British...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va. and NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) and Sony Corporation of America (SCA) today announced the launch of the new Sony Card from Capital One (www.capitalone.com). This versatile new rewards credit card gives consumers a variety of opportunities to earn and redeem Sony Reward Points. This new alliance between Sony and Capital One was designed specifically for Sony customers, who can now earn rewards points faster on the purchase...

2010-07-15 10:05:00

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Molyneux, a 23-year veteran of Sony's European electronics operation, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Electronics Inc. (SEL), in San Diego, CA. At the same time, Stan Glasgow has been named to the newly created position of Senior Advisor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Sony Corporation of America (SCA). Both announcements were made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony...

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2010-07-11 07:15:00

A Boston Ph.D. student, who was found guilty in 2009 of illegally downloading and sharing songs published by the world's top record companies, has had his penalty reduced by a US judge on Friday. Judge Nancy Gertner of the US District Court in Boston said the penalty a jury handed Joel Tenenbaum would violate his constitutional rights. The verdict was for Tenenbaum to pay $675,000 in penalties to five record companies that sued him. Judge Gertner said the sum was excessive. Instead, the...

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2010-06-09 06:20:00

The founder of the popular file-sharing service LimeWire is being accused of fraudulently trying to escape hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright infringement damages, and lawyers for thirteen big record companies want to freeze assets of the service. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood last month found that Lime Wire LLC assisted users in pirating digital recordings, and that founder Mark Gorton directed and personally benefited from many of the activities. Lawyers for the record...

2010-06-07 19:43:00

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation has filed for 8 new patents supplementing the existing broadcasting patents they already have. By doing so, Ubiquity strengthens its already notable patented broadcasting technologies, and will allow UBC to change the way the world views live broadcasts and simulcasts over the internet, television, and mobile devices. Ubiquity will debut the next generation of broadcasting while working with Time Warner...

2010-04-26 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES and PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, today announced that it will expand its lineup of direct-to-consumer mobile content and services for Spanish-speaking and bilingual music fans through the use of Mozes Connect, a mobile engagement platform from Mozes, now providing Spanish-language support. UMG has an existing agreement with Mozes. The announcement was made today by Skander Goucha, Senior Vice...