Stripping away digital rights management could shake up online music.
Last February, Yahoo Music chief Dave Goldberg told Music 2.0 conference attendees that record labels should try selling music online without copy protection.It has taken nearly a year to see that sentiment put into play because content owners are hesitant to open up music files for repeat distribution once purchased.
Music Industry Wants to Cut Artist Royalties
The RIAA has asked the fedgov’s Copyright Royalty Judges to lower the rate, which hasn’t been changed since 1981.
Music industry frets over popular guitar Web sites
The tussle over the online guitar tab, which is short for tablature, is another manifestation of the great clash between the freewheeling Internet and the cold reality of business law. It pits an industry struggling to combat what it sees as piracy against the Web ethos of swapping information for free.