Michael Robertson (and the Rest of Us) Lose

MP3.com archive is destroyed

Michael Robertson’s attempts to save the million-song music archive of the company he founded, MP3.com, appear to have been unsuccessful. The MP3.com domain was bought by CNET, and Vivendi Universal had warned that the plug would be pulled.

“I had no luck in buying the content, paying for the content to be backed up or facilitating a relationship with Archive.org,” Robertson told us today in email. Robertson had met with Vivendi, and as we reported, Archive.org’s Brewster Kahle was only too happy to host the content.

[…] “We’re about to lose a museum filled with digital antiquities that are every bit as meaningful as their physical counterparts filling today’s museums,” Robertson had said.