DMT 10 – Songkick

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This Week: an interview with Ian Hogarth, co-founder of Songkick.com, Last.fm loses its co-founders, France’s three strikes law runs into more trouble, Universal Music partners with ISP Virgin Media in the Uk to provide an all you can eat music service DRM-free and Myspace is in more trouble with rumors of large layoffs and closures of European and some US offices.

Show Notes:

Interview with Ian Hogarth from Songkick:

www.songkick.com  

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/08/songkick-aims-to-make-a-database-of-every-concert-ever-%E2%80%94-and-its-well-on-its-way/

Last.fm founders leave the company

http://blog.last.fm/2009/06/10/message-from-the-lastfm-founders-felix-rj-and-martin  

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/06/10/lastfm-founders-sever-ties-with-cbs/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/5506200/Last.fm-founders-look-to-work-together-on-new-internet-start-up.html 

Three strikes law in more trouble in France: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6478542.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=1063742  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jun/11/piracy-three-strikes

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/france-govt-goes-into-spin-mode-to-salvage-three-strikes-law.ars

 Studies in the Uk : Users would be deterred by three strikes threat if it involved disconnection: http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-research-special-three-strikes-threat-would-work-many-users-would-pay-i/

Another study reports that users would not be deterred unless the letters contained a specific threat of disconnection….

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2009/06/10/most-illegal-broadband-file-sharers-not-dissuaded-by-uk-isp-warning-letters.html  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8091107.stm

Universal Music partners with UK ISP Virgin Media to provide a subscription drm-free all you can eat service

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/technology/internet/16music.html?ref=technology

http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/06/isp-umg-agree-on-unlimited-music-plan-graduated-response.ars

Myspace rumored to be planning large layoffs:

http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-myspace-might-close-offices-in-europe-and-san-francisco/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jun/11/myspace-bebo-social-networking

 

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