Universal to sell songs without copy protection

Universal to sell songs without copy protection
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, on Thursday said it will test the sale of songs from artists such as Amy Winehouse, 50 Cent and the Black Eyed Peas, without customary copy-protection technology.[Lees verder]

Potter author worried about translation networks
PARIS (Reuters) – J.K. Rowling and her French publisher said on Thursday they were worried about organized groups of translators, not individuals, after a boy was arrested for posting a translation of the last Harry Potter book online.[Lees verder]

Veoh seeks court protection from Universal Music
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video service Veoh said on Thursday it is seeking court protection from any possible copyright-infringement lawsuits from Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label.[Lees verder]

Social networks for dogs, bikes & sneakers
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A San Francisco native who loves the beach, parks, running and dancing, Marco has easily made connections over the Internet, racking up 5,200 on his profile. Not bad for a 4-year-old Miniature Schnauzer.[Lees verder]

Saudis block liberal Internet forum, says activist
RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi political reform activist said on Thursday the authorities had blocked his Internet forum as part of a wider crackdown on freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia.[Lees verder]

News Corp undecided on making WSJ.com free
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch said on Wednesday that the company is looking closely at granting free access to The Wall Street Journal’s Web site, but has not decided yet.[Lees verder]

Christians held in Egypt for work on Web site
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police have detained two Egyptian Christians for their work on the Web site of a Christian Arab group based in Canada, police sources said on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Sony, Virgin Comics to launch video game based on Hindu epic
(Reuters) – Sony Online Entertainment said it is teaming up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics to launch a massively multiplayer online video game, based on comic book series Ramayan 3392 A.D., initially for the PC.[Lees verder]

Fresh setback for online gambling
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government dealt a blow to around a thousand gambling Web sites on Thursday after it banned them from advertising in the UK from September.[Lees verder]

Universal to sell songs without copy protection
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, on Thursday said it will test the sale of songs from artists such as Amy Winehouse, 50 Cent and the Black Eyed Peas, without customary copy-protection technology.[Lees verder]

Potter author worried about translation networks
PARIS (Reuters) – J.K. Rowling and her French publisher said on Thursday they were worried about organized groups of translators, not individuals, after a boy was arrested for posting a translation of the last Harry Potter book online.[Lees verder]

Veoh seeks court protection from Universal Music
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video service Veoh said on Thursday it is seeking court protection from any possible copyright-infringement lawsuits from Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label.[Lees verder]

Social networks for dogs, bikes & sneakers
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A San Francisco native who loves the beach, parks, running and dancing, Marco has easily made connections over the Internet, racking up 5,200 on his profile. Not bad for a 4-year-old Miniature Schnauzer.[Lees verder]

Saudis block liberal Internet forum, says activist
RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi political reform activist said on Thursday the authorities had blocked his Internet forum as part of a wider crackdown on freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia.[Lees verder]

News Corp undecided on making WSJ.com free
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch said on Wednesday that the company is looking closely at granting free access to The Wall Street Journal’s Web site, but has not decided yet.[Lees verder]

Christians held in Egypt for work on Web site
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police have detained two Egyptian Christians for their work on the Web site of a Christian Arab group based in Canada, police sources said on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Sony, Virgin Comics to launch video game based on Hindu epic
(Reuters) – Sony Online Entertainment said it is teaming up with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics to launch a massively multiplayer online video game, based on comic book series Ramayan 3392 A.D., initially for the PC.[Lees verder]

Fresh setback for online gambling
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government dealt a blow to around a thousand gambling Web sites on Thursday after it banned them from advertising in the UK from September.[Lees verder]