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Today’s Music and Film Posts
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On August 23, 2005 @ 3:35 pm In Film,Intellectual Property,Music,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled
Today’s Music and Film posts are going to cover a lot of ground — its more a round up than a specific rant (you can see Lefsetz’ industry takedown  for that).
Music: File-sharing continues at colleges  — whats surprising about this is that file sharing remains active even at schools that offer free versions of Ruckus, Cdigix, Napster and RealNetworks.
Why? ‘Cause none of the all-you-can-eat-buffet services allow you to transfer your music to your iPods. Is it any surprise that Yahoo’s! Music Unlimited  — which is similarly tethered to a PC with no provision for moving it to iPod — has no traction. None.
How clueless are these companies?
Movies: Our prior discussion as to Why movie theatre attendance was declining  paid scant focus to the quality of the films. Theater owners disagree, making the Hey Hollywood! Make Better Movies to Lure Crowds!  See also,
Summer’s Flops Spur Movie Studios To Reassess TV Ads. 
RIAA: Wired takes down the RIAA fabrication that the Mafia are music pirates in Mob Pirates: Menace or Myth? 
Bring ‘em on: a Mom refuses to knuckle under to RIAA litigation threats, and says "Lets go to court ."
Tech: The iPod is why Apple is able to beat Sony’s music service, even on their home turf .
The first sign of improvement for the Japanese giant are the Sony beans ; While they don’t look like iPod killers, they are certainly are improvements over Sony’s old offerings.
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URLs in this post:
 Lefsetz’ industry takedown: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/the_future_of_t.html
 File-sharing continues at colleges: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8C31VKG2.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db
 Yahoo’s! Music Unlimited: http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited/
 Why movie theatre attendance was declining: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/07/declining_movie.html
 Hey Hollywood! Make Better Movies to Lure Crowds!: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112440958691917275,00.html
 Summer’s Flops Spur Movie Studios To Reassess TV Ads.: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112440894618617254,00.html
 New on Amazon- Short Stories For 49 Cents: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112466801529219188,00.html
 ‘Telenovelas’ Become A Vibrant New Niche In the DVD Market: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112467240069719249,00.html
 Mob Pirates: Menace or Myth?: http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,68490,00.html
 Lets go to court: http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050814/NEWS02/508140316/1020/NEWS04
 Apple is able to beat Sony’s music service, even on their home turf: http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia/story/0,7496,1552382,00.html
 Sony beans: http://news.com.com/Sony+looks+for+musical+magic+from+Walkman+Beans/2100-1041-5838414.html?part=dht&tag=ntop&tag=nl.e433
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