Saturday, February 18, 2006

What Not to Put on an iPod and other news

EFF has the scoop on the latest in lunacy:

"It is no secret that the entertainment oligopolists are not happy about space-shifting and format-shifting. But surely ripping your own CDs to your own iPod passes muster, right? In fact, didn't they admit as much in front of the Supreme Court during the MGM v. Grokster argument last year? Apparently not." Read the rest here.

Of direct interest to bloggers, Dan Mitchell reports in the Times that,

"Sony BMG, fresh from being exposed by a blogger for planting stealth, and potentially dangerous, antipiracy code in some of its CD's, is seeking interns to plug its artists online. The interns will promote artists in Web communities where many people go specifically to share music without the influence of corporate marketers."

Why am I not surprosed that it's Sony ? And elsewhere in the news, here's the latest on the payola scandal.

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