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  • Subject: [News] 'Intellectual' Cartels To Change the Rules
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 08:39:15 +0000
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Wal-Mart, Target Put Squeeze on Redbox

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| Wal-Mart is boxing out Redbox. Wal-Mart 
| (WMT), the world's largest retailer, has 
| imposed strict limits on the number of DVDs 
| any one customer can buy at a time, making 
| it harder for movie-rental kiosks such as 
| Coinstar's (CSTR) Redbox to get their hands 
| on large numbers of newly released discs.


Elisabeth Murdoch: âBorderline Piracy May Be Our Best Outletâ 

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| While father Rupert Murdoch decries the 
| âtheftâ of his news content, is his 
| daughter Elisabeth admitting that some 
| piracy must actually be accepted?
| âFans remain the best salesmen of our 
| content, even if that behavior is on the 
| borderline of piracy. Danger of the new 
| world is that we must concede that weâll 
| lose some control,â Murdoch, who owns TV 
| producer Shine, said in a speech to the 
| NATPE TV conference in Las Vegas on 
| Wednesday. That must take us to âthe 
| borderline of piracyâ, she said, according 
| to Broadcasting & Cable.


Behold âThe Amazon Effectâ: Now Murdochâs Gunning for the $10 E-Book

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| Smelling blood in the water after Amazon 
| caved to Macmillanâs demand to stop selling 
| e-books of their titles for only $10, News 
| Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch says he, too, 
| wants that deal.


Book Publishing Industry Just Now Realizing That Change Is Turbulent?

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| As the latest episode of "the ebook wars" 
| continues, there's still lots of chatter 
| about last weekend's Macmillan/Amazon 
| fight. Apparently a lot of authors are 
| angry at Amazon for this. While I can 
| understand how the fight might hurt some 
| authors -- and they're justifiably worried 
| about Amazon's dominance in the ebook 
| market today...


Newsday: We Don't Care About Paid Online Subscribers, Duh

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| Here, Newsday's counterpoint to the 
| embarrassing report earlier this week about 
| their dismal online subscriber numbers. 
| That is not even part of their strategy, 
| jerks.


Ten Good Reasons To Buy: The Newspaper Edition

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| So, with the New York Times going metered 
| and rejecting a proposed membership model 
| that would have been much more CwF+RtB-ish, 
| I thought it might be worth looking at 
| Mikeâs list from the perspective of 
| newspaper publishing. Though some of the 
| ideas are more suited to musicians, it 
| still qualifies as Ten Good Reasons to Buy. 


Yes, If You Don't Do Anything, You Shouldn't Expect People To Just Give You Money

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| In the discussion on our recent post about CwF 
| + RtB business models and how they work, one 
| of our regular critics has been filling the 
| comments with links that supposedly "disprove" 
| this model. I find it fascinating that this 
| person -- who claims to spend time helping 
| musicians -- spends so much time in our 
| comments constantly insisting that the 
| examples that we show that work couldn't 
| possibly work.


Massive Disconnect: Paywall Analysis Claims It's Reasonable To Expect 66% Of Readers To Pay

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| I'd argue that getting even 5% to pay, as 
| one recent study suggested, may be wildly 
| optimistic. 66% is downright delusional. 


Mark Cuban Tells Newspapers To Pull Out Of Google... As He Invests In Competitors?

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| Danny Sullivan comes to the rescue by 
| pointing out that while Cuban is telling 
| sites that Google traffic is worthless, 
| he's invested in Mahalo, an aggregator site 
| that lives off of Google traffic and still 
| tries to do some similar aggregation 
| efforts, such as IceRocket.com (which is a 
| direct competitor to Google News... though 
| no one uses it). Meanwhile, an old 
| interview dug up by Michael Arrington has 
| Cuban talking about how much he'd like to 
| invest in TechMeme -- a similar aggregator. 
| Clearly, Cuban is playing some sort of 
| trick on media companies. 


License to control?

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| The Digital Economy Bill that is wending 
| its glacial way through the UK parliament 
| has produced an interesting row between the 
| BPI (representing the interests of the 
| major record labels) and the ISPs, telcoâs 
| and mobile network operators. They are 
| arguing over who should pay how much to 
| fund remedial measures to clamp down on 
| illegal file-sharing. The BPI is in a tough 
| place since the cheaper they argue the cost 
| will be, the more the ISPs respond by 
| saying âwell then you can pay for it.â 
| Minister Stephen Timms recently suggested 
| the split should be 75/25 (with the BPI 
| paying the greater amount).



  Google tells Murdoch to shut up

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| But Schmidt said Google is a "great source
| of promotion" for newspapers through its
| aggregator website Google News and other
| services.

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