Recording Industry Changes Track on Copyright

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Recording Industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy. After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording...

Ringtone Royalty Rate Gets Big Boost

Here’s some great news for when Bluegrass Music makes it to the Ringtone Download Top 40. Songwriters and music publishers say they’re pleased with a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling issued Thursday that sets a higher rate for ringtones but keeps a...

RIAA vs The People

The following story from a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on music file sharing: In September 2003, the recording industry sued 261 American music fans for sharing songs on peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, kicking off an unprecedented legal...