[LINK] Digital copyright: it's complicated

Stephen Loosley stephen at mcmedia.com.au
Tue Jun 10 20:48:50 AEST 2008

Frank writes, 

> just buy the movies and music (sans copyright problems) from the artists, 
> musicians and the like at a much more reasonable price than the current
> antiquated distribution network and business model can manage.

Yes, a one layer model 

Eg: Rolling Stone: AC/DC To Go Wal-Mart Only 6/9/08, 9:10 am EST 

"AC/DC have left music stores across the country thunderstruck as the 
Australian band’s new album, due out in the fall, will be released 
exclusively through Wal-Mart, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 
still-untitled, Brendan O’Brien-produced album will be the group’s first 
since 2000’s Stiff Upper Lip. AC/DC join a club currently occupied by 
Garth Brooks, Journey and the Eagles as artists who have made their albums 
exclusively available for purchase via the retail giant." 

This AC/DC publishing model seems an important world initiative, maybe the
first time ever that the Wall Street Journal out-scooped Rolling Stone :-) 

Cheers people
Stephen Loosley
Victoria, Australia

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