vrijdag 25 juli 2003

When I mentioned in last week's column that I would this week be writing about a legal way to do a successful music downloading business -- a business that would threaten the Recording Industry Association of America and its hegemony -- dozens of readers wrote to me trying to predict what I would write.  Some readers came at the problem from a purely technical perspective, ignoring the fact that the real issues here aren't technical but legal.  Some readers took a legal approach, but they tended to ignore the business model.  Some were looking solely for the business model.  Interestingly, nobody even came close to my idea, which makes me either a total loon or a diabolical genius.  Truth be told, I'm probably more of a diabolical loon.

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