September 22, 2003

EMI shopping for Warner Music, Who’s Dealing with BMI. Wha..? [11:12 pm]

Music industry consolidation reaches a terribly confusing state: EMI in talks to buy Warner Music

But, as the article states:

AOL Time Warner, soon to return to its original Time Warner name, decided last week to open the field of contenders after struggling to wrap up a deal with Germany’s Bertelsmann, people familiar with the situation said.

However, talks between AOL Time Warner and Bertelsmann over a recorded music joint venture also are continuing.

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Mark Oct 21 In Your Calendars [11:06 pm]

At USC: The War over Music: A Debate between Hilary Rosen and Larry Lessig. [Via Slashdot]

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DRM pushed Sony and Intel [11:03 pm]

From Slashdot: Sony, Intel To Push Content Protection. There’s been plenty of discussion about whether Sony would decide to be a consumer electronics company or a content company. The last we heard, they wanted to be a “convergence” company. Seems like they’re leaning awfully close to their content constituency.

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Catching Up… [5:50 pm]

Sorry - a day of grading and some ugly administrative things took me off my game. So, I can only plop down what links I know that I want to read closely, and expect that I’ll add a little more once I get the chance to do so

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