Post Tagged with: "RIAA"

MPAA & RIAA Criticize USTR Position on Canada

One of the big surprises in this year's USTR Special 301 Report was the decision to keep Canada at the lowest level of priority (the Watch List) rather than elevate it to the Priority Watch List.  Indeed, all the political signs pointed to an elevation – all the major U.S. […]

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April 30, 2007 2 comments News

CD Sales and Retail Change

The Wall Street Journal yesterday featured a page one story on the declining CD sales, which have dropped 20 percent in the U.S. this year.  The article discuss peer-to-peer file sharing, but the real focus is the impact of retail changes. With big-box retailers now responsible for 65 percent of […]

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March 22, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Debating DRM

Paid Content has a pair of interesting reports from the MidemNet conference in France including coverage of a DRM debate between representatives from the CEA, RIAA, and MPAA (the CEA response to RIAA's claim that it makes the recording industry look evil – "I don’t make you look evil – […]

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January 21, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Ode to the RIAA

The NY Times David Pogue with lyrics that cry out for an MP3 version.

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January 18, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Spamigation

Brad Templeton had a very interesting post over the weekend on Dave Farber's list in which he characterized the RIAA lawsuit strategy as an example of spamigation – "bulk litigation that's only become practical due to the economies of scale of the computer era."

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August 22, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads