Monday, November 03, 2003

Yahoo! News - MIT Shuts Down Alternative File-Swapping

Yahoo! News - MIT Shuts Down Alternative File-Swapping: "MIT said Universal Music Group, a record label, raised objections with Loudeye over the arrangement. MIT then began discussing the matter directly with other record labels, and decided to put the system on hold.

UMG, a division of Vivendi Universal, issued a statement Friday saying: 'It is unfortunate that MIT launched a service in an attempt to avoid paying recording artists, union musicians, and record labels. Loudeye recognized that they had no right to deliver Universal's music to the MIT service, and MIT acted responsibly by removing the music. "

Boycott the jerks. It's the only way to be sure.

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