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[News] "OK Go" Gets It, Metal Distributor Does Too

  • Subject: [News] "OK Go" Gets It, Metal Distributor Does Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:35:10 +0000
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Open Letter From OK Go, regarding non-embeddable YouTube videos

,----[ Quote ]
| This week we released a new album, and itâs 
| our best yet. We also released a new video 
| â the second for this record â for a song 
| called This Too Shall Pass, and you can 
| watch it here. We hope you'll like it and 
| comment on it and pass the link along to 
| your friends and do that wonderful thing 
| that that you do when youâre fond of 
| something, share it. We want you to stick 
| it on your web page, post it on your wall, 
| and embed it everywhere you can think of.


Metal Distributor Drops All Albums To $5.25

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| We may soon finds out - at least for the 
| metal genre. Metal label and digital 
| distributor Metalhit has dropped the prices 
| on 95% of its album releases and catalog to 
| $5.25. The company represents dozens of 
| underground metal labels and artists.


Verizon -- Who Promised Not To Do This -- Says It's Kicking Accused File Sharers
Off The Internet [Update: Or... Maybe Not]

,----[ Quote ]
| Update: Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, let the 
| backtracking commence. Verizon is 
| apparently now claiming (to Broadband 
| Reports) that it was all an exaggeration 
| and that Verizon only said that it 
| "reserved the right" to kick users off:
|     I'm not aware that we've ever 
|     terminated anyone's account for 
|     excessive consumption, although we 
|     reserve the right to do so. Verizon has 
|     no bandwidth caps. That part of the 
|     CNET story is wrong. I did not say 
|     "we've cut people off." I said we 
|     reserve the right to do so. 
| Update 2: And, again, Broadband Reports 
| comes through. It has a new update with 
| Verizon now claiming that, no, it has never 
| kicked anyone off its network for file 
| sharing accusations. It might want to tell 
| its spokespeople that for future reference.


Dept of Justice files brief opposing motion to set aside verdict in Tenenbaum

,----[ Quote ]
| Fortunately, Judge Gertner is an eminent 
| Constitutional Law scholar, and has 
| demonstrated time and again that she is 
| anything but lazy, and that even when the 
| lawyers in the case do a lousy job, she and 
| her staff will actually do the research and 
| find the applicable law.
| I haven't always agreed with her decisions, 
| and the major body of her work in the 
| consolidated RIAA cases has been very 
| helpful to the RIAA, but she has 
| demonstrated time and again that she is the 
| best lawyer in this case. -R.B.]


Why Bono is wrong about filesharing

,----[ Quote ]
| For Bono is probably the person least 
| likely to say "we need to find a way to 
| have many more artists and performers make 
| a decent living, while allowing people on 
| below average wages, and their children, to 
| enjoy as much music as they like within 
| their weekly budget". Or he might say it, 
| in a sudden rush of blood to the head, but 
| is surely least likely to do anything to 
| make it happen.


Virgin trials P2P deep packet snooping

,----[ Quote ]
| The trial will see Virgin monitor about 40 
| per cent of its customers â none of whom 
| will be informed of their participation. 
| Virgin insists that the system seeks only 
| to determine the amount of file-sharing 
| traffic that infringes on copyright and 
| that it will disregard data that can finger 
| individual users.



Bono: We Should Use China's Censorship As An Example Of How To Stop Piracy

,----[ Quote ]
| Hmm. So, apparently all the money that
| people used to spend on music, they now
| spend on internet connections? If only
| there were some evidence to back that up.
| But, as we noted, the music business has
| been growing, just not the sales of CDs.
| Considering how much U2 made on its last
| tour, you would think that Bono would be
| aware of this. As for his claim that the
| internet is harming the up-and-coming
| songwriters, again, all this shows is how
| incredibly out of touch Bono is. In the
| past, the "young, fledgling songwriter"
| couldn't live off ticket or t-shirt sales
| either. He had to hope that he got the
| lucky golden ticket from a record label and
| that they didn't then crush his spirit and
| originality before discarding him as an
| unrecouped has-been.


U2's Bono blames ISPs for piracy

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| Ever since Paul McGuinness, manager of the
| rock band U2, began lashing out at Internet
| service providers (ISPs) for allegedly
| profiting from and encouraging illegal file
| sharing, U2 fans have wondered whether
| McGuinness spoke for the band.



,----[ Quote ]
| The RIAA is a delusional cartel consisting
| of four major music labels. They were
| created in 1952 with the sole purpose of
| sucking all the music and happiness out of
| the world.


Bono net policing idea draws fire

,----[ Quote ]
| Bono, frontman of rock band U2, has warned
| the film industry not to make the same
| mistakes with file-sharing that have
| dogged the music industry.
| Writing for the New York Times, Bono
| claimed internet service providers were
| "reverse Robin Hoods" benefiting from the
| music industry's lost profits.


Bono says heâll sue France over HADOPI

,----[ Quote ]
| French European Parliament MP Guy Bono says heâll call for legal action
| against France if it adopts the corporate entertainment cartelâs HADOPI law.
| Pushed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy on behalf of Vivendi Universal,
| EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, and Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, Sony, NBC
| Universal and Disney, Franceâs lower house of Parliament has passed
| the âthree-strikesâ law, also known as the HADOPI law.

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