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Monday, October 03, 2005

Money and Music, Music and Money

Well it seems nowadays when it comes to music, some people are complains and want more money. Some are paying out because of it, some are paying out for it, and some really just need to be cut off.

Case in point, music managers according to Times Online UK "will today wade into the row over online royalties with the claim that bands and solo artists are being unfairly squeezed in the digital era."
They are " unhappy that artists typically receive a royalty of 4.5p on every 79p track sold on Apples iTunes, a proportion of less than 6 per cent. On a £2.99 single, the performers royalty is 35p, or 12 per cent."

Of coarse the are picking on the top dog of downloads Apple. All I have to say is cut off the middle men and artists will make more money.

Then we some who want to stop the illegal downloads, but they have a problem, they are finding out by do illegal things themselves.

According to the blog Recording Industry vs The People the RIAA it seems one of the charges included that "Entering a persons personal computer without their authorization to snoop around, steal information, or remove files is a violation of the common law prohibition against trespass to chattels."

Anderson says the RIAA used another company to do the spying and information stealing and strong arming, and The record company plaintiffs employed MediaSentry as their agent to bypass Ms. Andersen's computer security systems and break into her personal computer to secretly spy and steal or remove private information. MediaSentry did not have her permission to inspect, copy, or remove her private computer files. It gained access secretly and illegally.

You can read the full story Here

10.4.3 Development Moves Forward
"Recent information indicates that a bigger priority for Mac OS X engineers involves correcting recently acknowledged issues with 1.8GHz Power Mac G5 (late 2004) systems. Apple is hoping to eliminate the issue and satiate frustrated owners of such systems with Mac OS X 10.4.3." reports Think Secret.

They go on to say that "Any forthcoming Apple systems, including the previously reported Power Mac G5 revision, are also expected to rely on Mac OS X 10.4.3, although the recently upgraded Mac mini systems have been shipping with a modified version of Mac OS X 10.4.2, build 8D40. Ordinary Mac OS X 10.4.2 installations (that is, those copies of Tiger updated with Apple's Mac OS X 10.4.2 update) include build 8C46."

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