From: Tom Whore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 09:57:47 PDT
On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, Dave Winer wrote:
--]> Its turning out the glory days for MP3.com's idealism is near, or at, an
--]Imho, they're long-gone. I empathize, they didn't have a choice, the court
--]forced them into negotiating with the music industry. There was no other way
--]to go for them, as a corporation with shareholders. If Robertson didn't do
--]the deals, he'd have to step aside and let a new CEO do the deals.
The deals I can understand...but the question was why even bother with
messing withthe big boys if he did not have the testicular fortitude to
stnd up against them?
MP3.com used to have bullitens and rants from Michael about how mp3.com
was going to take on the music biz, how mp3.com would always be a place
for unsigned bands to shine, how the old way of doing things would nto be
the modus operandi.
Now mp3.com is looking steril. The front page is a ghost of its former
self. The information on it is scrubed as white as the BGcolor . The
recent Michaels Minute is about how a Legal version of napsters, lapster,
is a good thing becuase it aids in protecting the rights of the copyright
As the prohpets of New York State once sang
"every group should be shot
before they make thier Combat Rock" (tmj)
MP3.com should now either turn back to its unsigned bands to build
itself apart form the music biz as it stands or come out of the corp
closet and beomce just another victim..your just another victim kid.
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