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[News] Internet Turf War Waged by Corporations That Hare to Compete

  • Subject: [News] Internet Turf War Waged by Corporations That Hare to Compete
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 03:01:39 +0000
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Incumbents Blocking Broadband Stimulus Efforts Because They Don't Like Competition

,----[ Quote ]
| The last thing the government wanted to do in 
| the middle of a recession was help fund an 
| innovative startup that would disrupt a big 
| employer. But there was one interesting aspect 
| of the stimulus package: it suggested that 
| anyone taking the government money would have 
| to share access to infrastructure -- something 
| that makes a lot of sense, if you're 
| encouraging competition. 


EU Council Presidency: Spain pushes for flawed Net policies

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| Last week, the Spanish Presidency of the EU 
| Council came up with a new draft resolution1 in 
| response to the Commission's communication on 
| enhancing the enforcement of intellectual 
| property rights (IPR) in the internal market.



Veoh Closing Down, UMG Lawsuit Blamed

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| Online video sharing site Veoh is going out
| of business. The AllThingsD blog says it cut
| the entire staff yesterday and a bankruptcy
| filing is expected soon.
| [...]
| "Veoh is dead. Universal Music lawsuit was
| the main killer. Veoh won resoundingly but
| was mortally wounded by the senseless suit."


Video Site Veoh Files For Bankruptcy

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| Dmitry Shapiro, CEO and founder of Veoh,
| said part of the company's problems were due
| to a costly legal battle with Universal
| Music Group over copyright infringement and
| the challenging economic environment.


Veoh Shuts Down; What Happens To The Lawsuit?

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| Veoh basically won big in the lawsuit. Time
| and time again, every trick that Universal
| Music tried -- including suing Veoh's
| investors directly, was rejected by the
| judge, and the final ruling late last year
| was that Veoh abided by the DMCA and was
| protected by its safe harbors from Universal
| Music's lawsuit. It was a complete victory.


Warner Music Shoots Self In Head; Says No More Free Streaming

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| You don't compete with "free" by taking your
| ball and going home. You don't compete with
| "free" by pretending that old artificial
| scarcities are coming back after the wall
| has been broken down. You don't compete with
| "free" by suing customers. You don't compete
| with "free" by shunning those who have
| business models that work. You compete with
| free by offering a better product and a
| better business model. WMG is choosing to go
| in the other direction.

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