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Friday, February 03, 2006

Honey I've Got Rhymthms I Haven't Sued Yet: Ninja Tune's Matt Black on, among other things, doing business with iTunes | MetaFilter
The iPod’s a great product. However our experience in dealing with them, as regards licensing music for iTunes, has been quite depressing.

No Frills DVD2iPod v2.7 Released :: iPod Hacks :: The Latest and Greatest News and Info for Your iPod
As the name implies, this is a simple application that will convert DVD video to an iPod-friendly format.
Illegal under the DMCA.  But the industry may be wise enough not to sue.

Slashdot | RIAA Sues Woman Who Has Never Used a Computer
Marie Lindor, a home health aide who has never bought, used, or even turned on a computer in her life, was sued by the RIAA

Survey says: music costs too much, and it sucks
80 percent of respondents said that they believed that the unauthorized download of music was "stealing," and 92 percent claimed to have never engaged in such shenanigans. 58 percent of respondents said that music is getting worse.

CBS kicks Google off the island
CBS has just announced that it will begin selling Survivor episodes from its own website.

Digital Music News
Former RIAA head Hilary Rosen and previous IFPI chief Jay Berman have recently formed a consulting firm called Berman/Rosen Global Strategies. - the original daily p2p and digital media news site
Will DVD Jon Johansen, the former bane of Hollywood, sue Sony DRM (oops, sorry, Sony BMG) for thieving parts of the FairPlay code he wrote for VLC? - the original daily p2p and digital media news site
Both sides want consumers - that's YOU - to believe DRM actually exists.

Furdlog » Still At It
Since Jan. 9, when Stern debuted on Sirius, pirated versions of the shows have been made available for free via several online file-sharing networks just hours after Stern signs off. […]

Furdlog » Digital Distribution: Selling Commercials — Really
[…] In the past, fans of the commercials could see only pirated versions, posted haphazardly and clandestinely. Now advertisers, seeking to capitalize on that interest, want to make the spots widely and easily accessible.

Furdlog » End of the “Greatest Hits” Cash Cow?
What if fans who might have paid for a full album of “the very best” of an established act instead choose to pay substantially less and simply buy the very, very best song?



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