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September 9, 2004 | Jon Healey
A Woodland Hills company that helps sell music, movies and video games through file-sharing networks sued the Recording Industry Assn. of America and three anti-piracy contractors, accusing them of violating two patents it controls. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Brilliant Digital Entertainment Inc. and its Altnet subsidiary alleged that the patents had been violated each time record-company contractors flooded the networks with bogus versions of songs.
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September 9, 2004 | Jon Healey
A Woodland Hills company that helps sell music, movies and video games through file-sharing networks sued the Recording Industry Assn. of America and three anti-piracy contractors, accusing them of violating two patents it controls. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Brilliant Digital Entertainment Inc. and its Altnet subsidiary alleged that the patents had been violated each time record-company contractors flooded the networks with bogus versions of songs.
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June 2, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The Kazaa file-sharing network attracted tens of millions of fans -- and angered record labels and Hollywood studios -- by enabling users to copy songs, movies and other digital files from one another's computers for free. Now, one of Kazaa's partners is trying a novel strategy to reduce piracy and win over the labels and studios: paying users to share files authorized for distribution.
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June 2, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
The Kazaa file-sharing network attracted tens of millions of fans -- and angered record labels and Hollywood studios -- by enabling users to copy songs, movies and other digital files from one another's computers for free. Now, one of Kazaa's partners is trying a novel strategy to reduce piracy and win over the labels and studios: paying users to share files authorized for distribution.
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June 24, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Like an ice salesman setting up shop in Anchorage, an online music service plans to start recruiting paying subscribers today on the leading outlet for free music on the Internet. Dallas-based Streamwaves is the first music service backed by the major record companies to cozy up to Kazaa, an online file-sharing network that attracts at least 4 million users at any given moment.
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February 13, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
In the music industry's most significant endorsement to date of online file sharing, independent label Artemis Records has agreed to make its albums available for purchase on Kazaa, Grokster and two other peer-to-peer networks. New York-based Artemis, home to well-known artists such as Steve Earle, the Pretenders and the late Warren Zevon, is the most notable label to license its songs to Altnet Inc., a Woodland Hills company that uses file sharing to deliver digital goods.
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January 17, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On any given day, Superman has a lot of big decisions to make. He can sweep down and rescue Lois from the clutches of evil or fly around the world and turn back time. He can smash the bad guys' hide-out to smithereens or shed his cape and hustle back to the Daily Planet. But in a new form of interactive online cartoons, you tell Superman what to do--and he does it, at the click of a mouse. The cartoons are the latest product of Brilliant Digital Entertainment Inc.
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