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Technology 2,455, Entertainment 6: The Napster 2.0 Hack
http://www.p2p-weblog.com

MARKETING 101: KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER
There's literally billions to be made if Hollywood would understand consumers. Jonathan Zdziarski provides a thoughtful analysis of file sharing for various entertainment products based on user surveys and experiments.
http://www.nuclearelephant.com

MORE EVIDENCE WHY P2P IS SUCCESSFUL: THE LONG TAIL
People DO seek variety. The 80/20 rule does not apply.
http://www.wired.com

LAW PROF PAPER REBUTS ECONOMIC VIEW OF COPYRIGHTS AS A PROPERTY RIGHT
http://faculty.virginia.edu

THE RIPTIDE: THE NEW MEDIA GLUT IS PERMANENT
The digital world eliminates the previous scarcity of media, fundamentally changing the worlds of advertising, marketing, broadcasting, and publishing.
http://www.clickz.com

MODERN ENTERTAINMENT WAS FOUNDED IN PIRACY
Lawrence Lessig's new book reminds Hollywood of its roots. But it's big business today with the recording industry as the controlling heavy and P2P community as the renegades.
http://www.wired.com

FAST WIRELESS WILL DOOM TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS TO DOWNLOADING
http://www.theregister.co.uk

ARTEMIS RECORDS TO LICENSE SONGS TO ALTNET OVER KAZAA NETWORK
http://www.latimes.com

US IMPERIALISM REBUFFED: TRUE FREE TRADE
Lawrence Lessig writes that poor countries should only support strong copyright law, which protects the US, to the extent that the US stops supporting agribusiness, which hurts developing nations.
http://www.wired.com

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

P2P AS A SOCIETAL STRUGGLE OVER INFORMATION FREEDOM AND CONTROL
A debate on openDemocracy.net
http://www.opendemocracy.net

MUSIC CAN STIMULATE NATIONAL BROADBAND ADOPTION
By Andrew Odlyzko
The telecom industry, which is 20 times larger, should buy off the music studios. Or the gov. could enact compulsory licensing.
http://firstmonday.org

THE ALBUM IS DEAD: LONG LIVE THE MUSIC
The public refuses the $15-20 extortion of a CD with 2 good singles, while some arrogant artists refuse to sell online singles.
http://www.businessweek.com http://www.plastic.com

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - THOUGHTS ON A 2ND EDITION OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS
A 10-step program for the Impossible Mission of restructuring the music business
http://www.musicdish.com

THE TYRANNY OF CORPORATIONS
By Dee Hock, founder of Visa
"While it was democracy and liberty corporations needed to reach their present dominance, in the main, their governance is the antithesis of democratic, free and just. I do not think it bodes well for the future of democracy."

http://tinyurl.com

THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND THE BIG FLIP
"Digital changes in music have given us amateur production and distribution, but left intact professional control of fame."
http://shirky.com

PIRACY IS PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE EVOLUTION OF ONLINE DISTRIBUTION
By Tim O'Reilly

Publisher Tim O'Reilly brings common sense and facts to the media copyright debate. He speaks from real experience and not the blind fear promoted by the entertainment titans.
Read O'Reilly

ENTERTAINMENT TRANSFORMED: TECHNOPOP
A white paper predicting the convergence of technology and entertainment.

  • You don't make movies or music. You build brands that manifest across the entertainment landscape in different product experiences.
  • Consumer products will be conceptualized, green lighted, and developed based on and across the full spectrum of entertainment, technology, and marketing to fill the huge distribution pipeline.

Read more for predictions on the future of the digital music industry.
Read about Technopop

 


 

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