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Will Licensing Issues Spoil the Online Media Party Forever?
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 20:22:06 UTC

It's one of the Internet's biggest killjoys. It stifles innovation, holds back progress and drives normally law-abiding people to crime. What is it? Licensing. Whenever an innovative new online approach to media comes along, it seems 'licensing issues' turn up to trash the party. Just think about how long it took Spotify, a service that has been running in Europe for nearly three years, to launch in America. Consider the retreat of services like Turntable.fm and Pandora to being available in the US only. Complete Article







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