[mythtv-users] The final nail in the RIAA - the curve accelerates AGAIN

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 14:58:39 UTC 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 6:51 AM, Joe Borne <joe.borne at gmail.com> wrote:

> Those who have read my previous posts on the RIAA/MPAA will understand why
> I am posting this. I believe this signals that we have hit the point in the
> curve where effort has overcome resistance. All further efforts contribute
> to acceleration rather than overcoming resistance in an ever more
> disproportionate measure.
> We have come full circle, it's a return to the original Naptster model.
> For those who don't know, Napster made this exact offer to the RIAA etc in
> the  11th hour of the trial that shut them down. Of course the music
> industry refused it and suffered the consequences. 7 years later we are
> right back where we started. Only now the RIAA knows it's this - or death.
> http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece
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> While this may be similar to the eleventh-hour Napster model, it is by no
means the original Napster free-as-in-beer model. This appears to be nothing
more than DRM-ed music that you can carry with you, just like Microsoft's
FairPlay and the Yahoo Music Jukebox + Sansa Connect model (which I've been
using for years).

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