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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...

2010-04-19 19:36:00

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Jacobs is bringing his wealth of experience and success in broadcasting, digital technologies, strategic alliances and business development to a new role as President of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation. In making the announcement of Jacob's appointment, Ubiquity Founder, Chairman and CEO Chris Carmichael says, "Steve brings us a plethora of knowledge and professionalism. He brings a broadcast background and a technology...

2010-01-29 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, will further expand its line-up of direct-to-consumer mobile content and services for music fans through an agreement with Netbiscuits, the world's leading mobile publishing platform. The announcement was made today by David Ring, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Business Affairs for UMG's eLabs, and Ran Farmer, Managing Director of Netbiscuits Inc. As part of this...

2009-09-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Judge P. Kevin Castel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently ruled in favor of the surviving original members of the Allman Brothers Band -- Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe and former member Dickey Betts -- denying a motion to dismiss the case filed by defendant UMG Recordings. "We are pleased that the Allman Brothers Band will now have the opportunity to show the court how badly UMG has treated the band...

2009-08-01 13:15:41

A Boston University student says he is disappointed he has been ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 copyright songs. The Boston Globe reported Saturday a U.S. District Court jury in Boston found graduate student Joel Tenenbaum did infringe on the copyrights of four record labels by illegally downloading and sharing songs on peer-to-peer networks. I'm disappointed but not surprised, Tenenbaum said. But I am thankful that it wasn't much bigger, that it wasn't...

2009-07-07 22:02:45

A Minnesota mother of four is seeking either a third trial or drastically lowered court-ordered damages for illegally downloading copyright-protected music. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, Brainerd, was ordered to pay $1.92 million in a U.S. District Court jury at the conclusion of her second trial last month. On Monday, she asked the award be lowered to $18,000 contending the jury award was "grossly excessive, the Star Tribune reported. Attorneys representing the recording industry sought an...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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