Tuesday, September 12, 2006


An advance on the music download business model

EMusic, one of the world's largest online retailer sof independent music, have opened up a new European store that allows subscribers few restrictions on their downloading requirements. It's also a lot cheaper than iTunes.

It's free music of a sort. The idea is that many subscribers won't use up their monthly download limits, a bit like how health centres or all-you-can eat buffets work.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Trends in software licensing management

This article talks about some of the trends from a customer point of view regarding the whole issue of software license management. There appears to be a move away from per seat business models to subscription models. There are also a number of interesting graphs provided by Macrovision, one of the leaders in the software licensing business.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Internet radio moves on

Wired have an article about how Sirius are moving into the Internet Radio field, and will play against the likes of Apple's iPod and Microsoft's Zune.

Internet radio, currently dominated by podcasting, is a fast moving field in the world of digital distribution.


Tougher video broadcasting laws proposed

A number of broadcasting companies have proposed new legislation to deal with the increasing trend to share and swap video material, often as a result of the rise in broadband video sharing from the likes of YouTube etc.

As video increasingly becomes a resource that can be shared and distributed over the internet, the digital rights and piracy issues that are already such a headache for the music and software industries.

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