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Home field advantage against pirates, rivals?

Consumer electronics firms jump into market for antipiracy tools. Also: Lawmakers ponder jail time for P2P developers.

Consumer electronics giants such as Sony and Samsung are teaming up to standardize antipiracy tools. The move also heats up that faction's rivalry with Apple and Microsoft.

Home electronics giants launch antipiracy strategy

Taking aim at Microsoft and Apple, consumer electronics companies say they'll build their own copy protection system.
January 19, 2005

Study: Online music stores falling short

New research blasts Net music stores for confusing navigation and for locking users into proprietary formats.
January 18, 2005

State bill could cripple P2P

California proposal would impose jail time for file-swapping developers who allow copyrighted music, movie trades.
January 18, 2005

previous coverage

A new hope for BitTorrent?

Unreleased Exeem could make BitTorrent more lawsuit-resistant, but questions remain.
January 5, 2005

Piracy hits Hollywood in the wallet

Entertainment industry sees illegal downloads siphoning off revenue, says In-Stat/MDR. And then there's the threat from Apple.
January 4, 2005