Archive for July 25th, 2007

Indie Labels and the Importance of Webcasting

Jon Healey of the LA Times points to some research from Live365 that confirms what many have long suspected – webcasting and the Internet is far more important to independent labels than it is to the majors.  The company reports that 55 percent of music played on webcasting stations comes […]

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July 25, 2007 4 comments News

Courts, Online Contracts and Arbitration Clauses

I've been silent thus far on the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision involving Dell Computer and online contracting (that will change next week), but in the meantime it is worth noting that the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision one day before the SCC handed down the Dell decision […]

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New Business Opportunities in a DRM-Free World

Coolfer and Jon Healey both point to a new marketing campaign involving Burger King and EMI that involves giving away DRM-free downloads.  The campaign is notable because the parties acknowledge that such offers only make sense once DRM is removed from the picture.

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IOC to Drop Athlete Blogging Ban

Earlier this month, I wrote about sports and the Internet, pointing to restrictions by the International Olympic Committee that blocked athletes from blogging under threat of disqualification.  Peter Black provides word that that the IOC appears ready to change its policy and will now allow athletes to blog at the […]

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July 25, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Montreal Gazette Calls for Spectrum Set-Aside

The Montreal Gazette, which is running a version of my mobile data column as an op-ed, features a lengthy editorial slamming the Canadian wireless market and calling on Industry Minister Maxime Bernier to support greater competition through a spectrum set-aside.

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