Category Services

Why Does Apple Want to Halve the Price of On-Demand Music?

Apple needs to throw the on-demand music market into disarray in order to become a serious player in it.

That Old Question Again: Did Going DRM-Free Help or Hinder Sales of Music Downloads?

So, did going DRM-free help or hinder sales of music downloads? Here’s what the actual numbers show.

Ghosts in the UltraViolet Machine

Copyright and Technology London 2014 takes place next Wednesday; Amazon and Apple announce family accounts for sharing content and apps; Garth Brooks launches his own competitor to iTunes and Amazon.

Dispatches from IDPF Digital Book 2014, Pt. 1: Wattpad

Why isn’t the book publishing world scared to death of Wattpad?

MP3Tunes and the New DMCA Boundaries

A federal district judge reopens an old case; courts start to limn the boundaries of “willful blindness” in qualifying for the DMCA safe harbor. Meanwhile, Michael Robertson’s latest provocative startup involves Internet radio.

“Netflix for E-Books” Approaches Reality

A subscription service for e-books finally gets a major trade publisher’s catalog.

Comcast Adds Carrots to Sticks

Internet service providers that have Hollywood studios as corporate siblings behave differently, regarding copyright issues, from those that don’t.