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Record Label and UK Service Provider to Launch New Online Music Service: They’ll be Watching You

by Mike McGuire  |  June 16, 2009  |  Comments Off

It appears that Universal Music and Virgin Media – a UK ISP – are going to deploy an online music service, the description of which makes it sound as if it came from one of the white papers I worked on with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, back in [...]

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Ten Years Later After, a New Media World: Napster’s 10-year Anniversary

by Mike McGuire  |  June 1, 2009  |  2 Comments

Nostalgia is death. So, far be it from me to wax nostalgic about just about anything, but letting the 10-year anniversary of Shawn Fanning’s single-handed destabilization of the media industry go by without mention doesn’t seem right. In short, my feeling about Napster requires me to paraphrase TV critic Tim Goodman of the SF Chronicle: [...]


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