One large group hasn't welcomed the MP3
uprising: the music recording industry.
Bottom line: MP3
or not, the copyright holder must be contacted for permission to use her or his property for public performance.
Just about any computer can play MP3s
, although we recommend at least a Pentium, Mac Power PC or comparable processor.
In a world where it's conceivable that media organizations can own the entire artist-to-consumer process, MP3
is as close to free expression as we are going to get.
Table 4: Global MP3
Players Market by Online Population (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Purchase Intentions of New Purchasers and Present Owners in Major Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Appetite for Convenience and Cost Drives Market Growth II-5 Low-Cost MP3
Players Gaining Prominence II-5 Online Music Boosts MP3
Players Sales II-6 Piracy Via Internet Knocks Music Sales II-6 MP3
Players Tunes the Digital Music Market II-6 Devices with Built-in MP3
Players - Not a Galloping Threat II-7 Trade Fairs & Expos Form the Showcase of Novelties II-7
Not everyone in the music industry sees MP3
audio files as a threat.
Sisvel has filed claims of patent infringement against SanDisk in The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom claiming that SanDisk's MP3
players infringe patents that Sisvel licenses and is seeking an injunction and damages.
Having Podcast Ready's myPodder preinstalled on one of the coolest MP3
devices available will provide many innovators and trendsetters with access to Podcast Ready's directory and management tools.
Supported file types: MP3
, WMA, OGG, AVI (MPEG4), WMV9, JPG
Parents can choose from a library of 50 songs already loaded onto the MP3
player, transfer their own music from personal CD's or download tracks from Internet music providers.
LAS VEGAS -- Samsung Electronics, an award-winning innovator in portable digital audio, offers a stylish pocket-and-gym friendly MP3
Player, K3 Digital Audio Player, a CES 2007 Innovations Award Honoree, and Samsung's slimmest player to date.
There, the Public Prosecutor Berlin seized all SanDisk's MP3
players, from a total of nine different "Sansa" product lines, as well as the corresponding advertising material.