The Null Device

No pay, no play

What happened to the MP3.com archive after the site was torn down? It still exists -- but is now owned by a piped-music company spun off from Vivendi Universal. The MP3s uploaded have apparently become the property of TruSonic, a competitor of Muzak.com, and available only to businesses who subscribe to their service; as for the Internet Archive's proposal to preserve it as a public cultural record, well, there wasn't any money in that. Artists have expressed some concern about whether they will be paid royalties.

There are 1 comments on "No pay, no play":

Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com/ Wed Jan 14 07:21:43 2004

I am so glad that I yanked all my stuff from mp3.com when they changed their terms back in 2001...

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