Hollywood strikes deal with Bram Cohen. The BitTorrent creator’s website last May launched a service that searched the web for file downloads that used BitTorrent. Cohen and the Motion Picture Association of America announced at an event held at the American Film Institute that they are united against piracy and that Cohen’s site will not help users to find pirated films.
Sony offers to exchange XCP CDs for clean copies. Sony’s XCP software, which is software meant to manage digital rights, installed itself on the user’s computer without their knowledge and has been found to allow hacker’s access to user’s computers. Sony released 52 titles with this software and have said that they will exchange the original copies for copies without the software. They are also offering a patch to remove the software.
New Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album is tentatively due out next April and has been titled Stadium Arcadium. The band spent seven months writing and rehearsing before heading to the studio with producer Rick Ruben. They are currently in the process of mixing the CD.