An IP address does not definitively identify an individual, according to a ruling by federal magistrate judge Gary R. Brown (US District Court for the Eastern District of New York). There are simply too many identification issues, including poached connections, shared connections, and proxy servers. "Most, if not all, of the IP addresses will actually reflect a wireless router or other networking device, meaning that while the ISPs will provide the name of its subscriber, the alleged infringer could be the subscriber, a member of his or her family, an employee, invitee, neighbor or interloper," Brown opined.
Facebook is now targeting share prices in the $28 to $35 range, for a broader valuation approaching $95 billion. Zuckerberg will retain a 57.3 percent majority in the stake in the company post-IPO, according to SEC filings. The kick-off is expected to happen May 17th or 18th.
Starz has given Michael Bay the go-ahead on a new, pirate-themed 'Black Sails,' a series with oddly-familiar themes. Switching a few words on the pilot description, we get...
"Threatened with extinction on all sides, the major labels fight for the survival of their industry, the most notorious criminal haven of its day - a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality..."
Is Deezer's ex-US expansion strategy working? The company has declined to share subscriber numbers with Digital Music News, a sign that figures are low. But the company is experiencing a nice active user boom from its Facebook integration. And in a Spotify-like move, Deezer has now opened its API to outside developers.
"I never thought I'd tour again, although I did have dreams," Leonard Cohen recently told RollingStone, commenting on recent, 2008 trek. And now, the 77-year-old Cohen has just added a North American leg in support of his latest release, Old Ideas. The multi-continental tour follows a long-and-arduous split with a particular ex-manager-from-hell.
Has it come to this? Spotify is now offering UK-based students a monstrous 50 percent off of premium accounts (bringing things under 5 pounds). Holders of the NUS (National Union of Students) 'extra' card qualify.
Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter campaign has now surpassed $465,000, as of Thursday evening, with 28 days left.
The Village Voice has just announced the return of the annual 4Knots Music Festival. The action happens Saturday, July 14th at the South Street Seaport from 1-8. It's free, open to all ages, and held rain or shine.
Pepsi is now planning to paint a silhouette of Michael Jackson on more than a billion cans, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. That's just part of a broader deal with the Jackson Estate; terms are probably expensive but haven't been disclosed.
Spoken X Digital Media Group Friday, May 04, 2012
Wow ! That's the perfect example of the ' Spoken Word Poetry Mall '. . .There's a. . . Major Orgy. . .going on at a mobile and PC theater near you. When we tried to give you classical music, poetry and all that wonderful ' Jazz ' it wasn't good enough ! All we do is send (70) thousand customers to , Florsheim , shoes and give our audience a chance to step through the best escort portals on the face of this Earth with their feet feeling comfortable and stylish. . .And if by chance you want a major artist album that you haven't seen on iTunes in ages because of all the favortism and clutter, you have a chance to sample and download that also. . .
billeeto Friday, May 04, 2012
Next is Michael Jackson holographic tour sponsored by Pepsi and the grim reaper.