News tagged with recording industry

Court won't reduce student's music download fine

(AP) -- The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet.

May 21, 2012
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Anonymous, loose-knit group of 'hacktivists'

Anonymous, which briefly knocked the FBI and Justice Department websites offline in retaliation for the US shutdown of file-sharing site Megaupload, is a shadowy group of international hackers with no central ...

Jan 20, 2012
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New world record for Danish nano researchers

Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have recently moved a big step closer to understanding chemical processes. Their world record comes from tracking the biggest contraction in an inorganic ...

Sep 12, 2011
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Warner Music shareholders approve sale

Warner Music Group shareholders on Wednesday approved the sale of the company to a media holding owned by Russian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik, the company said.

Jul 06, 2011
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Tenn. passes Web entertainment theft bill

(AP) -- State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login - even with permission - to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as ...

Jun 01, 2011
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LimeWire, major record labels settle for $105M

(AP) -- File-sharing software company LimeWire, which shut down last year after being barred from allowing people to share copyright-protected files online, reached a $105 million out-of-court settlement with the major record ...

May 13, 2011
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