Seth Godin dishes 15 tips to musicians on the cusp between old and new media. The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now Past performance is no guarantee of future success Copy protection in a digital age is a pipe … [Read more...]
Apple And EMI Announce DRM-Free Music Downloads
You now have the ability to download the entire EMI artist catalog DRM-free. No usage restrictions. Plus the audio is encoded at 256 kbps, twice the quality of the current bit rate. Check the press releases for the full details: EMI: EMI Music … [Read more...]
New Music Model: Amie Street
From Amie Street: Awesome New Music Model: A lot has happened in the music space recently that suggests a steady progression towards the sale of DRM-free music by the big labels. In my opinion this progression/evolution is inevitable, and will be … [Read more...]
More Detail on Sony’s DRM
From Boing Boing: Can DRM be future-proof?: Princeton's Ed Felten and Alex Halderman continue to pre-publish sections from a major paper on the lessons to be learned from the Sony DRM debacle, in which it was discovered that the music label had … [Read more...]
Lessig: Is Google Print Fair Use?
Lessig: Is Google Print Fair Use?: Larry Lessig has posted a video of a presentation on whether Google Book Search (AKA Google Print) is protected by Fair Use. His conclusion: Yup. But how he gets there is fascinating and informative. Why wouldn't … [Read more...]
David Byrne: Boycott DRM
David Byrne: boycott DRM: So, first they start off suing their customers, and now they are maliciously making it hard for their customers to even listen to music, and they will cripple your music and media player to boot. These guys deserve to go out … [Read more...]
MacNewsWorld – Will Music Subscriptions Replace Per-Song Sales?
MacNewsWorld - Will Music Subscriptions Replace Per-Song Sales?: "It's no secret that the iPod is one of the must-have gadgets of the early 21st Century. What is less talked about, though, is how Apple has helped to kick-start the transition of the … [Read more...]
New FCC Chairman On Digital Restrictions
Art Brodsky of PublicKnowledge reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show: FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said he drew a distinction between content shifted around a home network, and content shift outside, also known as piracy [to some]. I'm not … [Read more...]