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[14 Dec 2006 | One Comment | ]

I somehow got suckered into going to a multi-level-marketing (MLM) meeting not too long ago. No, not Amway… BurnLounge. Burnlounge is an MLM scheme where you pay around $500 to start your own music store in order to sell to your friends and family. Burnlounge allows you to customize your own front page and provides you with a URL like:
http://burnlounge.com/yourMusicStoreNameGoesHere
When your friends and family go to your Website, they can buy music from you for the great price of…. drumroll… $0.99 a pop. The music selection and prices are all …

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[20 Nov 2006 | Comments Off on Universal just doesn’t get it! | ]

I just read that Universal Music is suing MySpace.com over copyright violation, saying that MySpace encourages its users to illegally distribute copyrighted materials. Universal is arguing that:
“Our music and videos play a key role in building the communities that have created hundreds of millions of dollars of value for the owners of MySpace,” the company said in a statement. “Our goal is not to inhibit the creation of these communities, but to ensure that our rights and those of our artists are recognized.”
Yes, and MySpace, through its “copyright violation” has …