The Copyright Wars Heat Up
With this: KaZaa is suing the RIAA. Apparently the countersuit is meant to assert that they have “obscenely” abused their copyright powers.
And this from the Economist:
...Certainly, the content industries are likely to experience the most upheaval. They may be able to retard the growth of copying on the internet for a time, but they cannot hold back the advance of technology altogether. This will undermine their existing business models, based as they are on print, analogue broadcasting and the sale of physical products such as compact discs. Even if the “total copyright protection” scenario sketched above prevails, content providers will have to reinvent themselves."
What can you say. Spot on.
Posted by Mary Hodder at January 28, 2003 08:13 AM