Hollywood Asks YouTube: Friend or Foe?
YouTube can help studios build tremendous buzz for films and TV shows, driving Hollywood to try to work with it instead of against it.
Downloads help U.S. music sales rise
U.S. album sales continued to decline in 2006 but total music sales rose thanks to a huge increase in digital downloads, according to figures made public.
The A$65,000 question: do you own an iPod?
Owning an iPod, camera phone or a DVD recorder might be enough to land you in jail or lumbered with a large fine under the Federal Government’s proposed new changes to the copyright laws, experts warn.
How YouTube pushed Lebanon out of the news
This time last year there had never been a mention of YouTube in Britain’s 18 main newspapers. After a prescient first mention in the Times on November 19 2005, YouTube scored a measly 13 stories in the first quarter of this year. In the second quarter, it ran up 154. In the first week of November, it clocked up 79.
Whiff of tobacco firms on net
Is this the last frontier in tobacco marketing or simply a global stage for the look-at-me generation? Thousands of videos of sexy, smoking teens are appearing on the internet phenomenon YouTube, possibly being posted by tobacco manufacturers to recruit the next generation of smokers.
MySpace sued by Universal Music
Universal Music Group sues MySpace – claiming the site is encouraging users to illegally share copyrighted material.
au: Soon recordings will be a crime
Hundreds of U2 fans used their mobile phones to record Bono belting out their favourite songs at Sydney’s Telstra Stadium over three concerts ending last night. Little did they know that under planned changes to copyright laws, they would be committing a criminal offence, attracting a maximum fine of A$6600.
Kazaa settles 3rd suit on file-sharing
Kazaa, the file-sharing network, has reached a tentative settlement in the last of three major lawsuits brought against it by the music and motion picture industries.
To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool
Media companies are of two minds about Internet video-sharing site YouTube. They are unsure of whether YouTube is a friend or a foe — a threat that could siphon off their TV audiences and ad dollars or a powerful promotion machine that could generate buzz for the shows.
In Teens’ Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year
Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it. Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it. But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates at Falls Church High School say they’re over MySpace.