• Virgin's "file-sharing" "warnings:" Waving, not drowning

    Virgin Music sent 800 letters to “file-sharers” warning them that if they don’t read the pamphlet on being a good copyright user their broadband could be shut off. Did Virgin have any power over user’s broadband? No, but it’s always nice to get a letter in the mail, isn’t it? The addressees were collected by the UK’s BPI and sent out to discourage… Read More

  • Subscription Music Services Compared: Part 2

    We’ve analyzed the services that sell digital music and are presenting the results in a two part post. This Part 2 compares the subcription music services that let you access an entire music library of up to 2 million songs for a single monthly fee. Part 1, posted last Thursday, focused on the pay-per-download services (such as iTunes). While the pay per download market is dominated by… Read More