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INFO: The Continuing Saga of Recording Companies and Control ofIntellectual Property Over Piracy from Websites Employing MP3

	This New York Times article, excepted and linked below, discusses
various aspects of recording companies to regain control of the
distribution of their recordings.  This article should prove interesting
to those in the electronic software book and journal publishing industries
where similar intellectual property concerns exist.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584


Source:  New York Times (NYT)
Title:      Record Labels Assert Control in Cyberspace
Source Date:  July 5, 1999
Resource Type:  News Article
Description/Keywords:  Record Companies, Internet/WWW, Piracy,
URL:  Listed Below Article Summary

July 5, 1999
          Record Labels Assert Control in
          By MATT RICHTEL

               ALO ALTO, Calif. -- When it comes to portents of gloom,
doom and despair, the record industry has lately been ticking
off a litany of threats, real and imagined, posed by the Internet: Bands
selling new albums directly over the Net; independent artists and labels
posting thousands of music files online; music piracy on the Web, and
online audio sites creating vast libraries of tunes.

          And yet, the major labels show no signs of ceding their reign
over the music business. In fact, despite a few early setbacks and some
critical hurdles ahead, the recording industry now seems intent on
taking a leading role in digital distribution.

          That fact was underscored by the announcement last week that
          recording, technology and consumer electronics companies had
	  agreed to standards for protecting music copyrights in online music
	  sales. In the last 18 months, the major labels have waged a
	  remarkably successful war against piracy on the Net, using their
	  music libraries and stables of
          popular artists as tools to persuade technology companies to
	  cooperate, and have positioned themselves to dominate the
	  digital music era.

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