July 4, 2006

“SearchCrime” [7:22 pm]

You knew it would come to this — after all, how can search *not* be a crime, given the industry’s legal construction of what it is that they “own?” Music industry prepares lawsuit against Yahoo China - pdf

“Yahoo China has been blatantly infringing our members’ rights. We have started the process and as far as we’re concerned we’re on the track to litigation,” said John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive of the music industry trade group the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

“If negotiation can prevent that, so be it,” he added.

[...] Yahoo China is a partnership between Internet giant Yahoo Inc, which owns 40 percent of the business, and China’s Alibaba.com. The IFPI has blasted Yahoo China’s search engine for providing links to Web sites that offer unlicensed music downloads.

permalink to just this entry

Google Stakes A Position [3:18 pm]

Google says bill could spark anti-trust complaints - pdf

Google warned on Tuesday it will not hesitate to file anti-trust complaints in the United States if high-speed Internet providers abuse the market power they could receive from U.S. legislators.

Later: another version Google says bill could spark antitrust fight

permalink to just this entry

July 2006
S M T W T F S
« Jun   Aug »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
posts

0.167 || Powered by WordPress