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Worm in the Apple: Rebel Florida Company Takes on the Beloved Computer Giantnew

Psystar legally buys Apple's OS X software and then installs it in boxy black desktop towers that sell for as little as $599 -- about half the price of comparable Macs. But Apple hasn't taken the affront lightly.
Miami New Times  |  Tim Elfrink  |  11-16-2009  |  Tech

Music Companies Use 'Mafia' Strategies to Crack Down on Local Businessesnew

ASCAP, which touts itself as a performance-rights organization, has developed quite a reputation in Sacramento. Local business owners have complained of receiving unsolicited bills that demand immediate payment, repeat phone calls and visits from sales representatives, and even a bit of intimidation regarding fines and lawsuits.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  07-02-2009  |  Music

Brett Gaylor's Documentary Takes on Copyright Lawnew

RIP: Remix Manifesto uses concert footage, animation, multimedia collages and interviews to illuminate both the nuances of the debate over copyright law and how it impacts art, science and life in the 21st century and beyond.
Montreal Mirror  |  Mark Slutsky  |  10-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pandora Boxes for Its Life in Congressnew

How the internet radio king harnessed an army of fans to beat back the broadcast radio industry and stay alive.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  10-08-2008  |  Music

Can You Copyright Stage Direction?new

Lawsuits over Urinetown haven't helped decide the matter.
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  08-26-2008  |  Theater

Bill Ivey Agruse that Copyright Holders are Hoarding Our Cultural Legacy in 'Arts, Inc.'new

Ivey, the former head of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1998 to 2001, passionately believes that the public's right to know--to experience--its cultural heritage is severely threatened by monopolistic corporations, overzealous copyright laws and the erosion of the concept of "fair use."
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Michael S. Gant  |  07-17-2008  |  Nonfiction

Betting on Beatportnew

The DRM-free download site could be music distribution's future.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Dennis Romero  |  12-08-2006  |  Music

Bugged Outnew

Last month it was revealed that Sony Music BMG had been covertly installing spyware on its CDs in order to combat music piracy -- here are some of the anti-piracy ideas they rejected.
The Pitch  |  Sam Chennault  |  01-10-2006  |  Music

Master of Whose Domain?new

Host of a political show on a community radio station falls prey to copyright hysteria -- without ever violating the law.
Metroland  |  Kevin Abbott  |  04-07-2005  |  Media

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