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Ballad of a Mixtapenew

A hip-hop gentlemen's agreement runs into musical copyright law.
Washington City Paper  |  Rend Smith  |  04-04-2011  |  Music

The Download Martyrnew

Jammie Thomas-Rasset was fined $220,000 by the RIAA for downloading 24 songs.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Nick Pinto  |  02-16-2011  |  Tech

The Music Industry Isn't Done Harassing College Students Over File Sharing. Should It Be?new

Last December, the Recording Industry Association of America announced it would no longer continue its massive legal campaign against downloaders. But that doesn't mean you should grab that album off BitTorrent quite yet.
INDY Week  |  Fiona Morgan  |  03-05-2009  |  Music

New Federal IP Act Will Criminalize Culturenew

The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 promises to do for music what Homeland Security did for air travel.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  10-27-2008  |  Music

Major Labels Could Learn a Thing or Two About File-Sharing from Lil Waynenew

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, which came out June 10 on Universal subsidiary Cash Money, was one of the most anticipated albums of 2008, even though the sheer amount of material Wayne has already released in the past year -- including dozens of web-only tracks and several album-length mix tapes -- threatened to try his fans' patience as well as overload their hard drives.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  06-24-2008  |  Music

Inside The Den Of A 'Pirate'new

Dave Perez takes a novel approach in his fight against a music file-sharing suit.
Willamette Week  |  Christian Gaston  |  05-31-2006  |  Business & Labor

Music Piracy = The New Terrorism?new

Is the war on terror in Iraq or in your iPod?
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nicholas Miller  |  03-16-2006  |  Music

Fight Songs: Taking Up Arms Against Major Record Labelsnew

The members of Downhill Battle see a music industry that's broken -- bloated, outdated, money-hungry, monopolistic -- and they aim to fix it.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  10-22-2004  |  Music

Deaf to Reasonnew

In the download wars, the recording industry keeps playing bad cop instead of embracing change.
Boston Phoenix  |  Davis S. Bernstein  |  10-08-2004  |  Media

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