MP3 player breast implants may have once been proposed as a lark, but the idea of an mp3 player breast implant has now taken the world by storm.
A free music video made entirely with cell phones is thought to be a first, and was filmed by the Presidents of the United States for their hit single “Some Postman”.
iTunes Video, also known as iTunes 6, offers videos and television shows for downloading and playing on your PC or Mac, as well as on your snazzy new video iPod.
Free ringtones or pay-for-play ringtones, either way, ringtone downloads have surpassed music downloads for many bands, and now account for more than 10% of the global music market!
Movies may be available simultaneously in the theaters and on DVD as studios contemplate earlier release dates for DVDs in an effort to get the jump on movie pirating. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the Motion Picture Association has gotten an open search warrant for the entire city of New Delhi, India.
Downloading MP3s illegally really does take money directly out of the artists’ pockets, it turns out. This article lays it out on the table, with the real facts, from an industry insider.
In case you haven’t heard, Sony Ericsson has recently announced their line of Walkman Phones (cellphones) including both the ‘candy bar’ (non-flip, buttons on the front) style w800, and the swivel version (the top swivels up to reveal the keypad) w600. They have also just announced a w550 for Europe and the Asias. The w600 […]
In a decision in which the Canadian Private Copying Collective (somewhat analagous to the U.S.’ RIAA, except that the CPCC actually represents the interests of the artists) says that it is “disappointed”, the Canadian high court has this week let stand a ruling that the CPCC could no longer levy what some have been calling […]
Every once in a while Aunty comes across a nice, novel, and altruistic use of the Internet. Such is this site which just came to Aunty’s attention. Classical music. As you may be aware, for various legal reasons having to do with copyright processes and time limits, classical music is, for the most part, free […]
Security experts are saying that Apple’s iPod is the newest rage. Not among the teen set, Gen-Xers, or even baby boomers, but among criminals. Now, it’s true that the use isn’t novel, just the choice of device, but as Marshall Mcluhan so deftly noted, the medium is the message. So what is it about the […]
Here’s an interesting new service! Imagine that you are driving along, listening to the radio (you guys do remember that classic antique, the car radio, right?) And a song comes on that you really like. Or that really annoys your spouse. Or something. For whatever reason, you decide that you’d like to own a copy […]
The Internet world is abuzz with talk about today’s Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case, as it was with the Napster case before it. “Studios Win Big in Grokster Case,” reads one headline; “Hollywood Wins Internet Piracy Battle,” says another. “Court Sides with Entertainment Biz in Grokster Case,” reads yet a third. And in […]
Now here’s a novel use of the web. Consumer Union is lobbying Congress to tighten drug safety laws, following the wave of people who have been injured or worse after taking such approved drugs as Vioxx and Bextra. As part of their effort, they are lampooning the rash of drug and pharmaceutical ads which have […]