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March 2003

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March 30

MADONNA SELLS $1.49 UNRESTRICTED MP3 DOWNLOAD OF NEW ANTI-WAR SINGLE
She had previously refused to release music even in secure digital formats.
http://www.madonna.com/downloadsingle
http://news.com.com

CHINA PRESAGES THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Piracy kills the music. Money shifts to endorsements and paid events.
http://www.iht.com

SUBTERRANEAN RECORD STORE BLUES
http://www.dailycamera.com

REP. LOFGREN BILL BACKS DIGITAL COPYING FOR PERSONAL USE
http://www.siliconvalley.com

FULL AUDIO LAUNCHES MUSICNOW
File-swapping site like Napster and Kazaa offers 200,000 licensed song from major labels.
http://story.news.yahoo.com
http://www.musicnow.com

March 24

MPAA VALENTI BLOWS HOT AIR AT DUKE U: "MORAL IMPERATIVE"
http://annoy.com

YAHOO LAUNCHES BROADBAND AUDIO AND VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Competes directly with RealNetworks' RealOne SuperPass, which currently claims 900,000 subscribers.
http://biz.yahoo.com
http://platinum.yahoo.com

ONLINE MUSIC SERVICES REVIEWED
http://www.nytimes.com

WORLD MAP: HOLLAND GOOD, AUSTRALIA BAD FOR USER MEDIA RIGHTS
Australian Police Raid ISPs for Subscriber Data in Music Piracy Probe
http://australianit.news.com.au/

NEXT DMCA ABUSER: LEXMARK SUES TONER CARTRIDGE MAKER
http://www.wired.com

March 20 to the beginning of the month

CONGRESS OUT OF TOUCH WITH PUBLIC
Skewers universities and students on P2P
http://news.com.com

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS MAKES MONEY THE NEW-FASHIONED WAY
http://nytimes.com

IT'S TIME TO SING A DIFFERENT SONG
"RIAA is making wild assertions that gullible media, public and even legal authorities appear to be accepting as fact."
http://www.theinquirer.net

E-MUSIC SITES STARTING TO SETTLE ON PRICES
http://www.nytimes.com

KAZAA RIVALS NAPSTER'S INTERNET SUCCESS
http://www.dallasnews.com

UPCOMING MAC MUSIC SERVICE: LABELS THINK APPLE HAS PERFECT PITCH
http://www.latimes.com

DID YOU SUBMIT A CLAIM FOR THE CD PRICE FIXING SETTLEMENT?
If so, you're one of 3.5 million Americans who'll get $12.60 apiece.
http://story.news.yahoo.com

RADIO EMBRACES P2P
Radio heavy Clear Channel to use P2P song popularity
http://sg.biz.yahoo.com

HOLLYWOOD AND MICROSOFT TESTIFY THAT MOB RULES PIRATE WORLD
But refuse to accept that's different from college students and individuals using file sharing software.
http://zdnet.com.com

 


 

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