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MP3 hits high notes in court, summit

A federal court ruling and an MP3 lovefest in San Diego give the renegade music download technology a boost, much to the dismay of the recording industry.

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A key federal court ruling and an MP3 lovefest in San Diego give the controversial audio compression technology a boost, much to the dismay of the recording industry.

"The computer industry is now free from the restrictions that the recording industry was trying to impose on it."

- Andrew Bridges, attorney representing Diamond Multimedia

 


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Pundits at summit ponder MP3's future
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Diamond wins MP3 court ruling
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Scour.net adds downloadable music
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MP3 Summit sounds old theme
Although the Net music business has made major strides, the MP3 Summit repeated its call to arms against record companies.

Music download site Tunes.com files for IPO
The company, which runs a Web site where visitors can download music for free, files to raise $46 million through an initial public offering.

Net music shifts play into MP3 Summit
This year's MP3 Summit begins this week, amid a number of landscape shifts in the Net music space.

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