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Google Music may see more delays: talks with labels "going backwards"

By Emil
Apr 15, 2011
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  1. Google Music, a download music store that would include à-la-carte purchases as well as a subscription component, has been in the works for over a year. Most of that time has been spent discussing a deal with top publishers and the four largest record labels, but the latest information suggests there has been little progress, according to All Things Digital.

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,834   +925

    In most of these Google market grab / invasion attempts, it almost seems that Google has the mind set that they're going to be doing you a big favor by violating your copyrights. So, you just better let them.

    Well, then there's "Street View", where they think they're doing you a favor by invading your privacy. That's something different...(?) Um, sort of, but not really.
     
  3. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    what's invasive about street view? it's no more than anyone driving down your street sees.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,834   +925

    Gee,IDK, let's ask the Germans, shall we? http://www.techspot.com/news/43232-google-abandons-street-view-in-germany.html

    Then there's the whole issue of needing a property release to use your building's photograph in a commercial venture.

    A person's property has the same rights as the person, regarding payment and permission to use an image without permission. The exception is news, and news crews usually ask anyway. "Street View" isn't news, as you pointed out, and therefore isn't granted exception.

    Invite them over to your place. They can photograph it twice, once for you, and the second time to save them a trip to my place.
     
  5. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    "Gee,IDK, let's ask the Germans, shall we?"

    The Germans? really? remember the wall?
    plus the government ok'd it anyway. googles being nice and withdrawing.

    "A person's property has the same rights as the person, regarding payment and permission to use an image without permission."

    paparazzis "invade" peoples privacy all the time, and it's usually perfectly legal. even though the ones having their picture taken don't give permission.
    you can call that "news" if you want, but i don't.
    you could even call what googles doing as "news"

    "Invite them over to your place.They can photograph it twice"

    why would i care? 100's of people see my place all the time when they walk/drive/bike by.

    i personally support a new music download service that can compete with itunes.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,834   +925

    You have a very limited grasp of what you're talking about. My recollections of the Berlin wall are that the Russians built it, and were then responsible for its removal. This under the Gorbachev and Regan "presidencies"

    So because they, "get away with it", are you suggesting that makes it moral and or legal?
    And then..........,

    Count me among the not there and not intrested in being there. However, if a movie crew put up shop directly in front of your door, you'd most likely be there with your hand out expecting payment.

    Good for you, I applaud you for that. My original comment addressed itself to Google's business model that seems to be under the impression that Google's copyright infringement is a favor being done to the copyright holder(s). Which is why , (most likely), that these talks have stalled in the first place. However, now that Google has you on board, who knows if that will turn the tide in their favor. Besides, who's going to fill the void left by the departure of, "Limewire", and, "The Pirate Bay", if not Google.

    Now, I'm willing to argue with you all day. What I'm not willing to do is argue over stupid things like who was responsible for the Berlin Wall. The Wall was true, constructed by "Germans", but at the behest of the occupying Russian forces. Ronald Regan's famous remark, "Mr Gorbachev, tear down the wall", was certainly not directed at any known German official. And then the wall came down,

    Also, I always enjoy being quoted, for one reason or another, for better or worse. What is annoying is trying to read statement and response postings, that don't include the quote originator's remarks in the appropriate boxes. So, if you're going to do a line item quoting of me, then do me the courtesy of taking the time to learn how to do it correctly.

    My, my, what an absolutely adorable faux latinization of "killer". It could read like a species name, "Homo Sapiens, "Killerii"!

    (In accepted biological naming conventions, the name coming after a species, (species in this case being, "Sapiens", refers to a subspecies or cultivar)).
     


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