Saturday, December 30, 2006

3pm Injection [40]

- So the RIAA is suing Allofmp3 for almost 5x the cost of the Iraq War, but They're not falling for that bull.

- The Godfather of Soul, James Brown passed away on December 25th, 2006. Boing Boing presents a collection of performance videos, while The Hype Machine has some more soulful tunes to remember the artist's great moments in life. R.I.P. Mr. Brown, we'll miss you.

James Brown - Christmas In Heaven

We'll see you all next year...

3pm: "Try some new music for the New Year"
Asian Dub Foundation - Strong Culture
DMX - Ain't No Sunshine [Instrumental]
ODB - Got Your Money
Papoose - Change Gon' Come (50 Shots)
James Brown - Living In America

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

3pm Injection [39]

Okay, so we're taking a break for the Holidays and the next 3pm update won't be done until late next week or after New Year's Day, but It will most definitely be big when it comes. Happy Holidays and if we don't see you next week, we'll see you next year.

3pm: "Hot music to melt your snowman"
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain
Ella Fitzgerald - Merry Little Christmas
Lupe Fiasco feat. Jill Scott - Daydreamin'

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Keep Those Horses Held...

We're on hold with the 3pm updates over the Holidays for the remainder of the month. We'll see you next year though, until then...

Happy Holidays!

[Note: 3pm Injections will come all the same...]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Australia court: link to copyrighted material, feel the wrath

Bloggers, MySpacers, and anyone else who links to copyrighted material without permission is fair game for legal action, a court in Australia has ruled. Not "hosts," not "uploads," not "downloads," but "links to." If that precedent were adopted worldwide, there would be no Google, no Wikipedia, no internet as we know it. Universal Music, Warner Music, Festival Records, EMI and BMG were among the companies who sued:
A full bench of the Federal Court yesterday upheld an earlier ruling that Stephen Cooper, the operator of, as well as the internet service provider that hosted the website, were guilty of authorising copyright infringement because they provided a search engine through which a user could illegally download MP3 files. The website did not directly host any copyright-protected music, but the court held that simply providing links to the material effectively authorised copyright infringement.

"Mr Cooper had power to prevent the communication of copyright sound recordings to the public in Australia via his website," the judges said. "He had that power because he was responsible for creating and maintaining his mp3s4free website."

Ms Sabiene Heindl, general manager of Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), said similar action could be taken against individuals who, like mp3s4free, used the internet to link to copyright-protected material. [She] said that this could apply even if a person had embedded a copyright-infringing YouTube clip in their blog or MySpace page.

"We don't make any distinctions between big websites or small websites", she said, adding that MIPI would consider individual blogs on a "case-by-case basis as to whether it would be appropriate to take action".

Link to story in Sydney Morning Herald, link to decision.

Boing Boing]

Saturday, December 16, 2006

3pm Injection [38]

Wow, 81 new mp3 links plus several fixed "bad" links. That's a huge update for 3pm. And we're already working on bringing you all even more music really soon. Enjoy.

3pm: "Hot music to melt your snowman"
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love
Aaliyah - We Need A Resolution
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Busdriver - I Won't Dance

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Friday, December 15, 2006

If Bill Gates Thinks DRM Is Lame...

There must be something wrong it, right?
[digg] [TechCrunch]

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Fall Of iTunes Sales, Rise Of Nerdcore

iTunes sales 'collapsing'
iTunes, has experienced a collapse in sales revenues this year according to Forrester Research. While the iTunes service saw healthy growth for much of the period, since January the monthly revenue has fallen by 65 per cent, with the average transaction size falling 17 per cent.
[digg] [story]

Nerdcore Rising Trailer

Nerdcore For Life Trailer

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Federal judge: Making files available for download = distribution

The RIAA's argument that making files available for download constitutes copyright infringement received an important boost from a federal judge.
[digg] [story]

Saturday, December 09, 2006

3pm Injection [37]

It's going to be a big weekend with the NET9 birthday party going on and all, but we're working on another big music update for you at 3pm as well. Happy Holidays to everyone, and we'll see you next week for Injection 38.

3pm: "Sorry, no silent night here"
Professor Longhair - Tipitina
Star Wars Christmas Album - Merry, Merry Christmas
Stevie Wonder - Another Star
Ying Yang Twins feat. Wyclef Jean - Dangerous
Afro Man - Afro Man Is Coming To Town

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Rapping Presents

Check out Santastic II: Clausome. Some great holiday mix/mash music. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

James Kim, Rest In Peace

It's a sad day for many today as CNET reports that James Kim, the CNET editor who had been lost in the Oregon wilderness for the last 11 days, has been found deceased. Kim's wife, Kati, and daughters, Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months), were rescued on Monday thanks to his very courageous and heroic efforts. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Kim family and friends.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

3pm Injection [36]

I'll make this short but sweet. We broke a record with our biggest 3pm update recently, we're gonna try to beat that. You can always help in many ways:

- Tell us what you'd like to see on 3pm.
- Point us to mp3 links.
- If you're an upcoming artist, we'll help you get recognition.
- Any particular music genre you'd like to see more of on 3pm?
- Tell your friends and family about us.
- Let us know what more we can do to make 3pm better for you.

As always, enjoy the tunes and jive safely.

3pm: "Spreading holiday cheer directly in your ear"
Happy Holidays
Luther Vandross - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Stevie Wonder - As
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Nujabes feat. Apani B - Thank You

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Friday, December 01, 2006

The Other Zune Killer

It's applications like Canola that are changing the face of the personal media player market as we know it. Combined with the other great capabilities of the Nokia 770, you now can have one of the best media managers money can buy. It easily trumps Microsoft's new Zune in just about every area with the addition of Canola. Connect wirelessly to your media server, stream podcasts and Internet radio stations, access photos, music, and video locally and from your media server. The Canola application is still beta software, so sharing between two or more devices has not been implemented just yet.

$349.99 [street price] is not a bad price for a device that packs so much more than just a media player experience either. So, check out the Nokia 770, and the latest and greatest Canola has to offer. This might very well be the surprise Zune assassin even before competing with the iPod.

Oh, and be sure to subscribe to 3pm for all the latest free mp3s if you've got it all set up already.