Archive for October 16th, 2006

Yahoo on DRM

Yahoo music executive David Goldberg on DRM and music : "The notion that a track I buy in DRM is protected and one without DRM isn't is a fallacy," Goldberg says. "It's all nonsense. Music is never going to be protected, and anybody who tells you that is not being […]

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Does YouTube Deal Foreshadow Licensed P2P?

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version , BBC version ) examines the parallels between YouTube and Napster, asking whether the YouTube – Google deal might foreshadow licensed peer-to-peer systems. While some media companies, including Time Warner, speculated publicly late last week about possible lawsuits, it is […]

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Does YouTube Deal Signal a Change for File Sharing?

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 16, 2006 as Why YouTube Won't Be Napster Redux Two companies launched by twentysomethings burst onto the public scene and provide instant access to a seemingly unlimited array of popular content. Within months, they become household names with tens of millions of devoted […]

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