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Music, Unfair Use

Unfair Use

Last month it was revealed that Sony Music BMG had been covertly installing spyware on its new CDs in order to combat music piracy. Sony used a program called XCP, created by U.K. firm First 4 Internet, that employed a…
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Music, The Caged Bird Sings

The Caged Bird Sings

You've no doubt heard the controversy: After previewing early demos, produced by sound whiz Jon Brion, of broody pop chanteuse Fiona Apple's third album, Extraordinary Machine, the corporate hacks at Sony BMG felt they had basically flushed away nearly a…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of Oct. 4

The Amityville Horror: Special Edition (Columbia/Tristar) Beyond the Gates of Splendor (Fox) The Black Keys Live (Fat Possum) Christmas With SCTV (Sony Music) Count Duckula: The Complete First Season (Koch Vision) Cream: Royal Albert Hall (Warner Strategic Marketing) Drawn…
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Music, Record The The

The The

The The NakedSelf (Nothing) As the founder and lone official member of The The, Matt Johnson was pouring angst-ridden lyrics over electronic beats when Trent Reznor and Billy Corgan were still gumming their pacifiers. While most people will remember The…
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