Japan is to introduce tough penalties for internet users who download copyright-infringing material - with fines of up to $25,700 and a potential two-year jail term.
Just weeks after closing down its file-sharing site after a four-year legal battle, Limewire has announced that it is shutting its legal online store too.
The French government has taken a novel step to combat illegal music downloads, and one that many might like to see adopted elsewhere: paying for the downloads itself.
Eminem was in the news over the weekend, but it wasn’t just because of his two sold-out shows with Jay-Z in Detroit.
Digital music sales continue to rise, with iTunes now the leading source of music in the US.
A red-faced Sony has confirmed that its Playstation 3 consoles are now recovered from an internal clock glitch.
Apple may be planning to offer downloaded TV shows for as little as 99 cents when its iPad launches in a few weeks' time.