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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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posted by on December 12 at 8:25 AM

Toward a file sharing solution.

The Wall Street Journal (quietly) has the story:

In the latest development to highlight the shifting economics of the music industry, social-networking service Imeem Inc. announced today a licensing agreement allowing its users to listen free to the music of Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group.

Closely held Imeem, which claims around 19 million monthly users, allows its members to embed songs and music videos on personal pages and playlists. The songs can’t be downloaded or stored on computers or iPods; for users who want to do that, Imeem supplies links to Apple Inc.’s iTunes store and to Amazon.com …

Courtesy Technology Liberation Front.

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This is not a solution. The solution is when the Record Company Cartel is finally broken (and hopefully not just supplanted by some new-age cartel).

I have an imeem account. They do not have agreements for most of their content, and eventually almost everything gets lopped down to the 30-second free-sample limit.

For now, imeem is just another 2nd-generation dotcom.

Posted by Nada Rienski | December 12, 2007 9:15 AM

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