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The Agenda’s Decade of Downloading Debate

Last Friday, I appeared on TVO's The Agenda for a 40 minute debate titled "A Decade of Downloading." Other participants include Bob Wiseman (formerly of Blue Rodeo), Matt Hartley of the Globe and Mail, Grant Dexter of MapleMusic, and Andy Maize of the Skydiggers and MapleMusic.  The program is embedded […]

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June 1, 2009 8 comments News

Globe and Mail Launches the Download Decade

The Globe and Mail has launched an ambitious and exciting five-part series called the Download Decade.  Part one focuses on Napster with further segments planned over the next two weeks on business models, copyright laws, and more.  There are lots of older articles (including one of mine), podcasts and video […]

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May 10, 2009 1 comment News

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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October 16, 2006 3 comments Columns

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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October 16, 2006 2 comments Columns Archive

Like it or Not, Napster and its Kind are Here to Stay

Like it or Not, Napster and its Kind are Here to Staylink to on line articlelink to html archive

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February 14, 2001 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive