DMT 4 – Newsround

This week: Simplify for the iPhone, Spotify is the hugely successful startup of the week, the Rapidshare case in Germany, RIAA settles with Santangelo for an embarassing $7,000, Canada’s pirates are as bad as Chinese ones, VEVO VS HULU and the People’s Music Store scores a deal deal with Universal Music. Enjoy!

DMT 3 – Three Strikes Laws

Three Strikes around the globe, the Pirate Bay sentence could be declared a mistrial, some Comes With Music statistics, the Loi Hadopi (three strikes law) in France finds an enemy in the European Union, Hulu and Music videos, the fall of music sales globallly!

Episode 3 Links from Stories

Startup of the week! www.tunesbag.com

Three Strikes Report part 2 – Around the World

New Zealand http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/new-zealand-three-strikes-law-delayed-537427 http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/03/3-strikes-strikes-out-in-nz-as-government-yanks-law.ars http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5966219.ece http://torrentfreak.com/kiwi-3-strikes-law-081017/ http://freeculturenews.com/2009/04/12/new-zealand-3-strikes-amendment-removed/

Canada http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/Videotron-Wants-Three-Strikes-Law-In-Canada-101109 http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/3706/125/ http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/idol/2009/04/24/crtc-opens-online-public-consultation-on-bandwidth-throttling/

California http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/rep-howard-berman-calls-for-new-ip-law-using-dodgy-data.ars

South Korea http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/korea-fits-itself-for-a-3-strikes-jackboot.ars

Taiwan http://billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3ib20649ac4d6059c2ff7b95023c51cbe6?imw=Y

WEEK’S NEWS

Torrent Freak and the Swedish Torrent Sites Closures http://tinyurl.com/cz6f46

Torrent Search via Google

http://mashable.com/2009/04/20/google-torrent-search/

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=003849996876419856805:erhhdbygrma&ie=UTF-8&q=&sa=Search

Comes with Music might not have a great deal of active users…

http://musically.com/blog/2009/04/21/comes-with-music-has-23000-active-uk-users/

Troubles for the Loi Hadopi in France http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/technology/internet/21net.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

Another study claiming pirates buy more music http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/04/study-pirates-buy-tons-more-music-than-average-folks.ars

DMT #2 – We Are Hunted

In this episode: an interview with the managing director of new online chart service We Are Hunted; the Three Strikes law in Europe and its evolution, Pirate Bay’s trial and its repercussions; the PRS launches its initiative against Youtube and strikes a deal with Spotify; Tori Amos and the iTunes presale that allows access to the tour’s presale; Record Store Day in the UK and the US; Google announces its first quarter profits but does not break down how much it’s loosing from Youtube.

We Are Hunted home page
http://wearehunted.com

Native Digital’s Home Page
http://www.nativedigital.com.au

Nick Crocker’s Blog
http://www.waycooljnr.com.au

Mashable article on We Are Hunted
http://mashable.com/2009/04/16/we-are-hunted

All about jazz article on We Are Hunted
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=34085

Three strikes law for criminals in the USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_strikes_law#cite_note-2

NY Times article on the Rejection of three strikes bv the french National Assembley

Le Figaro article on Sarkozy’s anger at the rejection of the law
http://www.lefigaro.fr/politique/2009/04/11/01002-20090411ARTFIG00476-hadopi-la-colere-de-sarkozy-.php

Le Monde article on the new schedule to get the law passed by the end of April
http://www.lemonde.fr/technologies/article/2009/04/15/la-loi-hadopi-de-retour-a-l-assemblee-le-29-avril_1181222_651865.html

Three strikes in Ireland
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Three-strikes-and-youre-out-for-Irish-illegal-music-downloaders-42153527.html

Three Strikes in Germany
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9791/uk_prime_minister_denies_three_strikes_proposal_after_europe_tossed_it/

Three Strikes in Italy
http://torrentfreak.com/italy-to-follow-french-3-strikes-model-for-p2p-090121

Times article on the Pirate’s Bay’s sentence.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6111777.ece

PC world article on short lived nature of the entertainment industry’s exultation
http://www.pcworld.com/article/163366/hollywoods_victory_over_the_pirate_bay_will_be_shortlived.html

Google announces its irst quarter financial results
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8002712.stm

Peter Foster of the Times on the Prs for Music launch and the Spotify deal
]http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article6061922.ece

BBC feature on the Record Store day
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8005324.stm

NY Daily article on Record Store Day – In praise of…
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2009/04/17/2009-04-17_in_praise_of_the_vanishing_indie_record_store.html

LA Times article on Record Store day
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/04/coachella-09-record-store-day-lauds-wax-on-indios-grass.html