Articles about Music Software

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Alan Cox attacks the European DMCA

Alan Cox has issued a wake up call to the Linux community amid concerns that the pending European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD) could stymie open source development. The directive, which was approved last year, extends European copyright legislation so that it is even more restrictive than America's controversial Digital …
John Leyden, 30 Apr 2002
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Spyware found on one in three corporate networks

One in three European companies are harbouring spyware apps on their networks, a new study claims. Spyware applications, programs which surreptitiously send information from surfers' PCs to marketing outfits, are becoming a bigger problem, according to the Emerging Internet Threats Survey 2003. Spyware on company systems …
John Leyden, 07 Feb 2003
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MS loses Europe appeal, will ship WMP-free Windows version

Microsoft is to start shipping a cut-down version of Windows in Europe from January, following the failure of its appeal to the European Court of First Instance over penalties imposed by the Commission earlier this year. Microsoft hasn't run out of appeal routes, but the Court ordered the company to begin carrying out the …
John Lettice, 22 Dec 2004
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Recording industry puts stake in ground with Jammie Thomas case

On 1 October, 2007, Jammie Thomas - a single mother living in Brainerd, Minnesota - was sued in civil court for copyright infringement by the Recording Industry Association of America. Three days later, the jury returned the verdict; Ms Thomas was liable for willfully infringing the copyrights on 24 songs. The fine: $222,000. …
Mark Rasch, 12 Dec 2007
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AOL wins rights to Aimster domain name

America Online has won an arbitration battle against Aimster, and the music software company must now hand over, and to the online giant. The National Arbitration Forum decided that the "Aim" at the start of Aimster's name infringed AOL's trademark - standing for AOL Instant Messenger. …
Kieren McCarthy, 21 May 2001
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Waiting for Intel, Apple faces massive Osborne chill

Letters Did Apple make an expensive mistake by announcing a switch to Intel, and a year-long wait for the first hardware? According to a survey of Register readers, Apple faces a sales chill that could cost it billions of dollars. Hundreds of emails have poured in - one every minute over the past thirty hours - representing an …
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Jun 2005
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EU beats MS with jewel-encrusted PDA

Letters God alone knows what people used to talk about before Microsoft locked horns with the EU. Well actually, it was the weather, but these days you rarely see farmers leaning over five-bar gates discussing the possibility of rain with their neighbour. The conversation is more likely to begin: "So, Wurzel, do you think it's right …
Lester Haines, 05 Apr 2006