Nielsen Soundscan released the Canadian music sales figures for 2008 today and for the third straight year it sings the same tune — Canadian digital music sales are growing faster than the United States. That's right – for digital music sales the market without the DMCA has grown faster each […]
Archive for January 7th, 2009
While the writing has been on the wall for a long time, Apple announced yesterday that it is dropping DRM for music from all four major labels. As I told the Globe and Mail, this decision continues to shift away from the failed strategy of locks and levies, though the […]
The Creative Commons blog notes that Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts I-IV – which was freely available under a CC license – was the best selling MP3 album on Amazon in 2008.
The Toronto Star reports that police seized more than 200,000 illegal DVDs in three GTA malls in a series of raids that began in October.