[mythtv-users] The final nail in the RIAA - the curve accelerates AGAIN
st3v3.sm1th at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 15:11:22 UTC 2008
On 28/01/2008, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
> From the article:
> " 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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Yes but is the DRM restricting you to particular devices (not nice) or just
checking how many times the song has been played (necessary to support their
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