When in Doubt, Imitate Apple

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Date: Monday, May 12th, 2003, 16:04
Category: iPod, Software

A troubling article from the NYTimes is discussed on OSOpinion on the battle being waged between users and record labels on the issue of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.


A troubling article from the NYTimes is discussed on OSOpinion on the battle being waged between users and record labels on the issue of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. According to the article the major labels are already using an industrial-strength spoofing company called Overpeer that “floods P2P networks with bogus files.” What’s worse is that, according to the article, “the music industry is “quietly financing” development of software that would sabotage the computers and Internet connections of people who download pirated music.”
Bottom line: the article talks about Apple’s iTunes Music Store and concludes with: “When in doubt, imitate Apple. It worked for Microsoft in the 80′s. It can work for the music industry today.”

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