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  • Suspended Animation

    • 8 out of 10
    • Fantomas
    • Mike Patton may well be one of the hardest working men in showbiz these days, and his latest with Fantômas underscores just about how far out he is willing to travel.

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  • Playing the Angel

    • 8 out of 10
    • Depeche Mode
    • Oddly enough, Playing The Angel is a return to form for Depeche Mode, even though it may well be argued that they never truly deviated from their roots in their more recent offerings. In the

  • King James Version

    • 4 out of 10
    • Harvey Danger
    • The sophomore effort from Harvey Danger, I was really looking forward to this followup to "Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?" Unfortunately, "King James Version" failed to deliver any of the bri

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    • 10 out of 10
    • Billy Miles
    • Take the voice of a young Billie Holiday and stuff it into a svelte, petite body with the face of an angel, and you have some idea of what it's like to experience the music of Billy Miles in her self-
  • One Word Extinguisher

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    • Prefuse 73
    • It's an album about a breakup, done with beats instead of mopey lyrics. But the beats are raw, and the emotions are there, even if there aren't many words on top of it. While possibly not Scott Herren

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International Trade Commission Investigates Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is looking in to claims by Creative that Apple is violating MP3 player-related patents it owns. Creative, the maker of the Nomad and Zen portable MP3 players, says that Apple is using patented interface elements in the iPod without permission. The company hopes to get a permanent cease and desist order and exclusion order against Apple, according to CNET News.

The two companies have been launching legal attacks on each other that allege patent violations. Creative filed a suit against Apple in May for patent infringement. Apple countered with its own suit claiming that Creative was violating iPod patents it holds. Apple followed up with a suit claiming that Creative was violating patents related to the use of icons, and displaying and editing data.

Apple currently holds the majority of the portable MP3 player market with its iPod product line. Creative is a distant second, and is hoping to take some of the iPod market for itself.

Potentially, the ITC could prohibit Apple from importing iPods from manufacturing facilities outside of the United States once it finishes its 12 to 15 month investigation. Based on Apple's complaints, however, the MP3 players from Creative could be blocked, too.

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