Abstract According to the RIAA the media industry is suffering heavy losses due to increased copying and file sharing in the last 10 years. Sanity and reason shows there must be something true with that argument. But are the numbers the media companies are providing correct? What can we learn from history? The following links [...]
Posts Tagged ‘P2P’
Former CEO of Universal Music Germany Tim Renner has called for a culture flatrate in the german Rolling Stone magazine. Renner said, potential music buyers could be offered unlimited access to the music industry’s repositories for €12,90 (~US$17,50) per month. Furthermore at the address of the music industry he argues: “Instead of fighting with ghosts, [...]
The Situation As an addition to our periodical music reviews we now offer to get those tracks legally as mp3 downloads from our own site here. We don’t expect big sales here. We see this as another experiment in our large field of experiments. As this is all about gathering experiences, we currently offer this [...]
Again the irony of reality strikes back on the record labels. According to articles on Toronto Star, Golem.de, TorrentFreak.com canadian record companies have illegaly copied thousands of songs from artists without permission and without sharing the profit with the artists.
Amazon has opened their music download service for german customers. About 5 million MP3′s can be downloaded. Prices vary between 0.77€ and 0.99€. Complete albums start at 4.95€. Amazon does not use DRM techniques. MP3′s are encoded at 256KBit/sec. By using the MP3 format these files can be played on virtually any digital portable music [...]
With the final speech of the defense the court hearing ended today. The Pirate Bay guys have the public opinion on their side. As expected the defence negated responsibility for copyright infringement and continued to argue that Pirate Bay is basically a search engine, that provides torrent index files. The court is expected to take [...]