[mythtv-users] The final nail in the RIAA - the curve accelerates AGAIN
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Mon Jan 28 15:46:35 UTC 2008
Labels deny deals on file sharing
Three major record labels have denied signing deals allowing their
music to feature on a new file-sharing service offering unlimited
The service, Qtrax, boasted it would carry up to 30 million tracks
from "all the major labels".
But Warner, EMI and Universal all say they have not licensed their
Qtrax said it expected an agreement to be reached with Warner and
that terms had been agreed with the others even if deals had not
been formally signed.
Qtrax aims to allow users to download music from the major labels
for free, with advertising revenue used to pay licensing fees.
But Warner says it "has not authorised the use of our content on
Qtrax's recently-announced service".
And Universal and EMI said discussions with Qtrax were still ongoing
but that licensing deals were not in place.
A spokesman for Sony BMG - the other "big four" record label - was
not available for comment.
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