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Dec 2

DIARIAA CONSUMER RIGHTS SCORE: 2 (out of 10). Last week: 2

It's been a boring few weeks. Where are the lawsuits when you need them to spice things up? This week's highlight is Dallas' own Marc Cuban, one of the first movie moguls to start talking sense.  Little surprise this innovator came from the Internet. No change means the Consumer Rights Score stays at a dismal 2.

Marc Freedman

PS. Feeling guilty about those mp3's? Just http://www.sendthemback.org/!

MARC CUBAN, NEW OWNER OF L ANDMARK THEATRES, ON PIRACY
"If we can't compete with some guy sneaking a camera into the theater, or a blurry, encoded, postage stamp-sized file, then please -- just shoot us."
http://www.wired.com

INDUSTRY HYPOCRISY: WHO'S STEALING WHAT
... MUSICIANS P2P TOO
45% of Australian music professionals download music from the Internet. Half never pay for it.
http://mi2n.com
... COMPANIES FALSELY CLAIM MATERIALS AS THEIR OWN
http://www.brooklaw.edu

ONLINE MUSIC STORES
... A RACE FOR LOSERS
http://www.theregister.co.uk
... STORES HAVE TO DIFFERENTIATE AS COMPETITION HEATS UP
http://www.latimes.com

YOU DON'T OWN THAT CD, COURTESY OF THE DMCA
http://www.gripe2ed.com

LOCA RECORDS ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO DOWNLOAD AND REMIX THEIR SONGS
Uses Creative Commons license.
http://www.wired.com

FEELING GUILTY ABOUT THOSE 2,843 'STOLEN' MP3'S: JUST SEND THEM BACK! http://www.sendthemback.org

A PAPER ON INTEGRATING DRM WITH P2P NETWORKS
It is inevitable that content owners will use P2P distribution with some form of DRM (Digital Rights Management).
http://www.drmwatch.com

Nov 18

DIARIAA CONSUMER RIGHTS SCORE: 2 (out of 10). Last week: 2

This week: The MPAA tries to outdo RIAA and sue fans earlier to head off file sharing before it become too prevalent. The movie biz campaign - 'just says no' to innovation and adapting new technology for promotion and distribution. Instead fight, fight, fight, fight. Consumers lose again. The Consumer Rights Score - still a lowly 2.

Marc Freedman

MPAA RUN AMOK: MOVIE FILE TRADERS GO TO JAIL IN NEW BILL
Misses real problem - leaks inside the studio, not file sharers. Legislation is unnecessary (civil litigation is already available) and unfair (what about other types of businesses and casual consumers?).
http://money.cnn.com
http://news.com.com

MOVIE BIZ COMMITS TO CONSUMER LAWSUITS
http://www.latimes.com

ALL YOUR 99¢ BELONG TO RIAA
Apple's Jobs says there's no profit in online music thanks to the monopolists. Hopes to make money on electronics.
http://www.theregister.co.uk

STEAL MY MUSIC: FREE CD'S, JUST PAY FOR SHIPPING
http://www.stealmymusic.com

MUSIC EXEC TOUTS FLAT USAGE FEES FOR P2P
From Jim Griffin, ex-Geffen Records, now head of Cherry Lane Digital
http://www.theregister.co.uk

CD SALES RISE: IMPROVING ECONOMY OR FILE SHARING LITIGATION?
http://www.salon.com

MUSIC BUNDLING BEGINS: TUNES NOW AVAILABLE AT COLLEGE
But provides only "tethered" downloads
http://news.com.com

ARTIST SAYS "FILE-SHARING IS NOT A THREAT, BUT THE BEST CHANCE ... TO SURVIVE."
Mark Bjornsgaard of Ohm writes "The real reason why labels are so exposed to the file-sharing storm is the culture of manufacturing music, as opposed to artist development. ... It's hard to make the band a brand."
http://diariaa.com/essay-Bjornsgaard.htm

SLIPPERY SLOPE: USA PATRIOT ACT NO LONGER CONFINED TO TERRORISM
Used in corruption probe with exotic dancers and politicians.
http://www.eff.org

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC LAUNCHES "BERKLEE SHARES"
Distributes free music lessons through P2P networks
http://www.mi2n.com

KAZAA MARKETS TO INDIA : OFFERS PAID BOLLYWOOD FILMS
http://asia.cnet.com

LA TIMES: MUSIC SHARING AND PIRACY
http://www.latimes.com

COWPIMP: SHARE FILES WITH ITUNES
http://www.cowpimp.com

COURT RULES AGAINST DMCA ABUSE IN GARAGE DOOR CASE
http://www.wired.com

LIBRARIES: WHERE SHARING ISN'T A DIRTY WORD
http://www.wired.com

PAPER ON NAPSTER AND GNUTELLA NETWORKS AND STATISTICS
Lack of sharing hurts P2P networks.
http://www.cs.washington.edu

TECHNOLOGY PUBLISHER CNET NETWORKS TO BUY VIVENDI'S MP3.COM
Mp3.com was once worth $7 billion, features 250,000 artists. Will be only a music info service, downloads to be discontinued.
http://news.com.com

Nov 6

DIARIAA CONSUMER RIGHTS SCORE: 2 (out of 10). Last week: 3

This week's issue is dedicated to your friends at the FCC who kissed Hollywood's a*s*s and gave them their Broadcast Flag. So now politicians are telling manufacturers what they can build and consumers how they can use their equipment. Corporate money again trumps individual rights, your dwindling rights being only to buy what they tell you to. The Rights score drops to a lowly 2.

Marc Freedman


US GOV PUTS ITS SLIMY FINGERS IN THE ELECTRONICS BIZ AND YOUR COMPUTER
FCC approves MPAA-pushed 'Broadcast Flag' for computers and devices. Broadcasters can use it to prevent unauthorized copying.
http://www.washingtonpost.com

AUDIO LUNCHBOX LAUNCHES ONLINE INDIE MUSIC STORE
Open format MP3's for unrestricted use (play/burn/share). Standard pricing - $10 albums, $1 songs
http://audiolunchbox.com/

MORE US CULTURAL IMPERIALISM
Great Britain passes laws similar to US DMCA. Officials say file sharers can't be fined or imprisoned but can be sued.
http://www.hmso.gov.uk
http://makeashorterlink.com

ONLINE MUSIC BUSINESS REVIEW: SLOW PROGRESS AT BEST
http://www.nytimes.com

SOUTH PARK TAKES ON FILE SHARING
"Man must learn to think of these horrible outcomes before he acts selfishly or else ... I fear ... recording artists will be forever doomed to a life of only semi-luxury."
http://www.spscriptorium.com

LATEST DMCA FREE SPEECH VICTIM: GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
Invoked by Diebold against their election technology critics
http://www.gripe2ed.com

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MAKES USE OF P2P
Employs Big Champagne research and Jun Group marketing
http://www.chron.com

IN DEPTH COVERAGE OF THE PRINCETON RESEARCHER VS. SUNNCOMM DRM STORY
http://www.usatoday.com

 


 

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