British rock band Pink Floyd in March won a court battle with EMI in a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the internet from the group's concept albums. NEWSCOM/FILE
The launch of Royal Mail’s Classic Album Covers Special Stamps. The stamps, which go on sale today, 7 January, feature classic album covers from the last four decades. Pic shows The Division Bell by Pink Floyd. NEWSCOM
This is a Saturday July 2, 2005 file photo of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmore, left, and Roger Waters as they perform at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London In a victory for the concept album, Britain's High Court on Thursday March 11, 2010 ordered record company EMI Group Ltd. to stop selling downloads of Pink Floyd tracks individually rather than as part of the band's original records. The rock group sued the music label, saying its contract prohibited selling the tracks "unbundled" from their original album setting. Lefteris Pitarakis/ Associated Press/ File
Pink Floyd performing at Giants' Stadium during Live Earth on July 7, 2007.
British rock legend Roger Waters, co-founder of the group Pink Floyd, spray paints graffiti against Israel's separation barrier surrounding the West Bank town of Bethlehem before his concert Rotterdam, The Netherlands NEWSCOM
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour performs during the Live 8 concert for Africa in Hyde Park in London on July 2, 2005. Mega-stars from U2 to Madonna mixed smash hits with powerful political messages on ending poverty in Africa, as the heart of a global music spectacle rocked and inspired a record crowd in London. NEWSCOM
Members of Pink Floyd salute an audience for the first time in 24 years at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London on July 2, 2005. NEWSCOM
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd launches his " Remember That Night David Gilmour live at the Royal Albert Hall " DVD at London's Leicester Square. NEWSCOM/FILE
Musician Nick Mason of the band Pink Floyd listens to a band at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles on February 17, 2008.
British rock band Pink Floyd on Thursday won a court battle with EMI in a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the internet from the group's concept albums. NEWSCOM/FILE
One hundred years ago today, the Japanese Empire declared war on Germany, turning the previously Europe-centric conflict into a truly 'World War.'
ByThe Monitor's European Bureau
The Christian Science Monitor, ProQuest
These articles originally ran in The Christian Science Monitor on Aug. 24, 1914. The Japanese Empire had been an ally of Britain since 1902, and with the start of World War I, was eying Germany's holdings in what is now Shandong Province, China. On Aug. 14, 1914, Japan sent Germany an ultimatum which went ignored. On Aug. 23, Japan officially declared war on Germany, turning the previously Europe-centric conflict into a truly "World War."