[mythtv-users] The final nail in the RIAA - the curve accelerates AGAIN
beww at beww.org
Mon Jan 28 15:53:21 UTC 2008
> Labels deny deals on file sharing
> Three major record labels have denied signing deals allowing their
> music to feature on a new file-sharing service offering unlimited
> free downloads.
> The service, Qtrax, boasted it would carry up to 30 million tracks
> from "all the major labels".
> But Warner, EMI and Universal all say they have not licensed their
> Qtrax said it expected an agreement to be reached with Warner and
> that terms had been agreed with the others even if deals had not
> been formally signed.
> Qtrax aims to allow users to download music from the major labels
> for free, with advertising revenue used to pay licensing fees.
> But Warner says it "has not authorised the use of our content on
> Qtrax's recently-announced service".
> And Universal and EMI said discussions with Qtrax were still ongoing
> but that licensing deals were not in place.
> A spokesman for Sony BMG - the other "big four" record label - was
> not available for comment.
Maybe that's the answer, drive a wedge between the RIAA and its member
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