Fri Jan 4 05:44:35 UTC 2008
" Qtrax files contain Digital Rights Management software, allowing the
company to see how many times a song has been downloaded and played.
Artists, record companies and publishers will be paid in proportion to the
popularity of their music, while also taking a cut of advertising revenues."
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 28, 2008 6:51 AM, Joe Borne <<a href="mailto:joe.borne at gmail.com">joe.borne at gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
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.<br>
<br>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.<br>
<br><a href="http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece" target="_blank">http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece</a><br>
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<br></blockquote></div>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).<br>
<br>From the article: <br><br>"
Qtrax files contain Digital Rights Management software, allowing the company
to see how many times a song has been downloaded and played. Artists, record
companies and publishers will be paid in proportion to the popularity of
their music, while also taking a cut of advertising revenues."<br><br><br>
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