Facebook says goodbye to Project Playlist

By Justin Mann on December 24, 2008, 4:42 PM
While at first hopeful that Facebook would choose to keep them on after MySpace dumped them, Project Playlist woke up to some holiday disappointment. Facebook has caved in to pressure from the RIAA and others, and opted to ban Project Playlist from their site, preventing their members from making use of the playlist sharing service.

This is one of numerous large setbacks to the service. Project Playlist says they will try to work with Facebook to come up with an agreement that will let them restore the service, but that seems unlikely at this point. All they have going for them now is a pending deal with Sony BMG and that alone may not be enough to save them. They do have an ample user base, in the tens of millions, but will have to find a way to fend off numerous lawsuits and convince social networking sites that their service is safe.

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oinari said:
The RIAA's paranoia is becoming bad for the economy. I wish there was a company out there that protected web users from spyware, adware, virus', and spam so passionately. It costs the average company over $200,000 a year fighting spam.
viperpfl said:
I can't say much for Facebook since I don't use it but I can say something about Myspace which is similar. I had Project Playlist on my Myspace page until it was removed the other day. Ever since it was removed I didn't put up another music player, not even Myspace's new music player which they heavily advertised during this Christmas season. Project Playlist has a wide variety of music where Myspace the variety is less than stellar. If I don't have a music player on my Myspace page, no big deal. I don't need a music player to enhance my Myspace page. Does Yahoo or Microsoft play music when you visit there page? Some people have there music player set to off when you visit there page or most people turn off the music when they visit another person's Myspace page. So actually the music player is a waste. Once again the RIAA inserts foot in there mouth.
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