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Welcome to the betterPropaganda digital music newsletter. Every two weeks we will be sharing the really important industry developments from media sources around the globe.


How Label-Backed P2P Was Born
Mashboxx is one of several avowedly law-abiding, peer-to-peer companies trying to thrive in the wake of June's landmark Supreme Court decision that found Grokster potentially liable for copyright infringement.

Copyright Group Ends Talks With Semel's Yahoo!, Others
The market for music subscription services, where consumers pay a monthly fee to "rent" music, is small a one. But that hasn't prevented music copyright holders and online music services from squabbling over how to divvy up the meager pie.

Napster Boss On Life After Piracy
In the second of a series of occasional interviews with key players in the entertainment industry, the BBC News website speaks to Brad Duea, president of online music service Napster.

File-Sharers Move From BitTorrent
File-sharers have moved away from the popular BitTorrent system following legal action, say experts.

Music Label Unhappiness with ITunes - a Price Elasticity Debate
In what has become somewhat of an annual ritual in the digital music business, the music labels are again complaining about the $.99 price point for tracks on Apple's iTunes digital music service.

EU Online Music Deal Closer
Belgium and the Netherlands will scrap their restrictions on licensing music to online users, a move that is hoped will help drive sales of downloads.

Grokster Decision Has Limited Impact
Will the file-sharing snowball ever slow down? Despite the threat of legal action and a host of paid alternatives, average simultaneous user levels continue to increase month-over-month.


Michael Crowley of The New Republic writes about the looming obsolescence of rock snobs in the MP3 era.


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