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Date: 1999-03-09

Micro/software-Tracking gegen MP-3


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Nette Firma das, ermöglicht e-kommerziellen Unternehmen,
Verbreitung & Verkauf von Software, Musik etcetera ad
infintum zu tracken. Reciprocal heisst sie & seit heute heisst
ihr neuer Partner Microsoft. Die alt/eingesessene
Geld/drucklobby Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) leitet rechtliche Schritte gegen die Hersteller von MP
3 Playern ein.

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Jim Hu
March 8, 1999, 2:15 p.m. PT
....
The investment gives Microsoft a 10 to 15 percent stake in
Reciprocal, formerly known as Rights Exchange, which is
expected to go public in the next year or two, the company
said.
....
Reciprocal enables companies to securely share, sell, or
distribute content ranging from music to text over the
Internet. The software also allows content-oriented
companies to track usage and financial transaction patterns.

The investment in Buffalo, New York-based Reciprocal is part
of Microsoft's attempt to boost its e-commerce efforts, which
have lagged behind those of other technology companies. It
also pits the software company against other giants such as
IBM and AT&T in a key arena.
....
The move also will help Microsoft in a battle against
RealNetworks, which makes software for playing audio and
video programming over the Internet.
....
Securing copyrights over Web content remains one of the
most sensitive issues around the Web, especially in areas
such as music. Web music downloading has also sparked a
conflict that has pitted the recording industry against the
widespread playback of the MP3 audio compression format.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has
said MP3 is the technology of choice among music copyright
pirates, and has taken legal action against manufacturers of
devices that play back MP3 files.
....

full text
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,33416,00.html

relayed by
Lars Gollnow <lg@mp3.de>
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Stoppt Enfopol!
http://www.freedomforlinks.de/Pages/enfopol.html
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published on: 1999-03-09
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