Ringtones and ringbacks -- say what? For Warner Music Group topper Edgar Bronfman, the ability to program a cell phone's ringer to play a favorite song could be the very thing to rock awake the…
Fantastic Films Intl. will rep the 3D CGI feature "Thru the Moebius Strip." Pic was produced by Hong Kong animation studio GDC Entertainment. With a story by French artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud…
The government stole the show at the first Taipei TV Festival, billed as the island's largest confab and market for buyers and sellers, by announcing ambitious plans for the digitalization of Taiwan.
As big media takes steps to get into the business of vidgames, the biggest players in the vidgame space are taking steps into traditional media.
Among the millions of fans checking out "National Treasure," some in the crowd may seem a bit inattentive during the first 10 minutes. That's not necessarily bad news for Disney. They may have been…
After years as the No. 1 enemy of the recording industry, Napster founder Shawn Fanning is launching a company with hopes of taking peer-to-peer networks legit.
Apple launched its iTunes Music Store in Canada late Thursday, a few days later than expected, and served up a bargain to Canuck music fans.
Just For Variety -- Good Morning: "I can't do it, I'm pregnant." That was Julie Andrews' reply to Walt Disney when he went backstage after seeing her in "Camelot" in 1961 and offered the unknown (to…
Mario and friends are on their way to the bigscreen, this time in their own way. Japanese vidgame giant Nintendo is preparing to get into the film biz, likely by creating an inhouse unit to develop…
A Japanese court has sentenced a man to a year in prison for violating copyright law, the country's first Internet film piracy prosecution. (Sentence was suspended for three years, however.)
STIRLING, Scotland -- Police seized £10 million ($19.1 million) worth of counterfeit CDs, videos, DVDs, computer games and software after raids in central Scotland on Wednesday, the most successful…
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