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Judge: making files available to file-trading network is illegal

For the second time, a judge has ruled that it's copyright infringement to post songs you ripped from your own CD to a file trading network.

By August 28, 2007


Waving goodbye to Winamp, paying respects to Nullsoft

With media player Winamp headed to software heaven, Crave's Bonnie Burton, who once worked for the firm that made it, looks back on workplace tensions and fun -- and Mike the llama.

By November 22, 2013


Study: LimeWire demise slows music piracy

The volume of Internet users illegally obtaining music from P2P services has fallen from a high of 16 percent in late 2007 to 9 percent at the end of 2010, NPD reports.

By March 23, 2011


Diary of a cable cord cutter: Final entry

A month after cutting the cord on his subscription TV service, CNET editor David Katzmaier reconnects.

By December 14, 2010


RIAA wants revived LimeWire dead and buried

The trade group for the top labels wants the court to appoint a "receiver" to ensure Lime Wire shuts down its file-sharing service.

By November 19, 2010


Judge slaps Lime Wire with permanent injunction

U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood orders LimeWire to disable downloading and uploading and otherwise quit being LimeWire.

By October 26, 2010


10 music-tech trends that will shape the next decade

By 2020, we'll be streaming songs from the cloud instead of buying albums and storing them on our hard drives, and suggestion services like Pandora will become essential.

By December 28, 2009


Vevo--a music site we didn't need

The new music-video site operated by Google was designed with the needs of content owners in mind, but offers nothing new for users.

By December 9, 2009


Google brings online music to the masses

Even though the experience isn't perfect, the integration of streaming songs into Google search results will change the landscape of online music forever.

By October 29, 2009


Free All Music to offer free MP3s, new ad model

Atlanta-based start-up believes that users will be willing to watch a short video advertisement in exchange for a free MP3 download.

By September 30, 2009