Pink Floyd and Radiohead blast new copyright collection plan

The European Commission proposed a law on Wednesday to pave the way for easier digital distribution. Prominent musicians, however, immediately slammed the proposal, saying it fails to fix problems of inefficiency and embezzlement.

PHP fans embrace Metallica, fight Bieber fever

Metallica may not be the house band for PHP programmers, but it comes close. The heavy metal rockers are the group that most PHP coders like to listen to while they work, according to a new survey of 3,335 coders by Zend.

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Not a good week for record company EMI. It’s owner, Terra Firma, remains locked in legal dispute with Citibank over its role in the 2007 acquisition, while major acts look for label homes. One of those could be Pink Floyd, which just won a ruling preventing the label from “unbundling” its concept albums into single-track downloads. The ruling could force EMI to remove “Money” and other classic Floyd tracks from iTunes and other services. Meanwhile, music video innovators OK Go, which has feuded with the label over its embedding policy, just walked to form their own label.