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Since Lala's newly-relaunched music service includes a "music locker" feature that is virtually identical to one that Michael Robertson pioneered with MyMP3 back in 2000 -- only to ultimately be sued into oblivion by the RIAA -- I emailed him to get his thoughts on what the company is doing, and how things have (or…

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Suzanne Vega, mother of the mp3

by Mathew on September 24, 2008 · 4 comments

As a huge fan of Suzanne Vega and her classic 1980's song, Tom's Diner, I was surprised to find out that there was a lot that I didn't know about the song -- like the fact that the inventor of the mp3 standard (Karl-Heinz Brandenberg) used the song to help tune the compression standard, and…

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Remember that lawsuit the RIAA launched against the Russian file-sharing site AllofMp3 awhile back? And remember how the site shut down, and then started up again under another name (Mp3Sparks) with the same look and all the same millions of music files? And remember how the Russian courts found the company not guilty of all…

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Michael Robertson has been a thorn in the side of the music business longer than just about anybody, including Steve Jobs and Shawn "Napster" Fanning. He created the original MP3.com (history here), which, like Napster, was shut down by a record industry lawsuit, and more recently created Mp3tunes.com -- which allows you to upload music…

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Yahoo! — more music without DRM

by Mathew on September 19, 2006

The folks at Disney seem to be jumping all over the digital media bandwagon lately, what with the deal to sell movies through Apple's new movie-download service (the only studio to sign up with Apple so far), and now a deal with Yahoo to sell an entire album from a Disney artist -- Jesse McCartney…