Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
# 12:47:00 AM:

Podsafe all the way

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Speaking of boycotts of music companies that are making enemies of their customers, podcasting co-inventor Adam Curry has purged his MP3 collection so that he's now listening to and podcasting only podsafe music.

Essentially, now that podcasting is starting to reach critical mass, several music organizations based in the Netherlands (where Curry grew up and used to live) have threatened to take him down if he keeps podcasting music they administer the rights to (i.e. non-podsafe, traditional-label music). They also seem to have implied that they'd go after podcasters more generally.

Podcasting could be a lucrative market for musicians and publishers if they'd let it find a market and a business model. But they seem determined not to do that, which is only to the good of podsafe music makers like, well, me.


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