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Washington Post: BMG Offers Legal Song Sharing

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 22, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“BMG Entertainment plans to release a compact disc today that allows consumers to download and copy a limited number of songs, the music industry’s latest experiment to come up with a viable alternative to the free trading of music over the Internet. [...]

One option allows the consumer to copy all of Hamilton’s songs from the CD onto the computer and portable devices, such as MP3 players (but not yet Apple’s iPod). Once in the computer, the software lets the consumer copy the songs on up to three CDs. There is nothing to prevent those CDs from being recopied, though the next generation of the software will include such copy protection.”

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Comments

1

Another BS scheme.

I have the output from my soundcard hooked up to a high end stereo system. Why should I be limited to listening to my legally purchased CD in mediocre wma audio?

Let’s hope this one has a swift death.

Posted by cmm on September 23, 2003 at 3:51 AM (PDT)

2

they should just stop it and accept that people will share files

Posted by ti on September 23, 2003 at 6:53 AM (PDT)

3

I keep wondering when the majors will get a clue…This idea of BMG has got to be one of the silliest ever.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on September 25, 2003 at 8:46 PM (PDT)

4

Plus,the last time they did something like this,the CD’s that had this built in “watermark” the CD’s wouldn’t even play in ANY CD player or computer. That went over really well… Also,if memory serves, the labels also get a portion of the profits from each and every blank recordable CD sold.According to them, they felt entitled to this royalty because of the very same reasons they are screaming about now.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on September 25, 2003 at 8:56 PM (PDT)

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