Catching up….. [4:56 pm]
“We consider this stealing,” Marsha King, executive vice president and general manager of Warner Home Video, told the Oslo Appeals Court. “It’s taking our key and breaking into our house and stealing what we’ve made,” she said.
Good luck finding a judge dumb enough to buy that argument
CNet: Some compulsory licensing thoughts, inspired by the Canadian record industry’s initiative — Should ISP subscribers pay for P2P?
NYTimes’ David Pogue: The File-Sharing Debates
Last week in this space, I wondered why the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and movie studios get so worked up about online file swapping, when public libraries distribute their works freely without a penny of compensation.
As usual, some of this column’s readers responded thoughtfully and with authority; I thought I’d share three of those reactions with you this week.
NYTimes: Online Music Business, Neither Quick Nor Sure — surprise…..