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[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 06:58:56 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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I wonder, if in the future, if there will ever be a piece of digital media

able to hold all the music that has ever been commerically released.

Just imagine - a 'cd' or 'dvd' or digital chip that comprises every single

song ever recorded.

Listen straight from birth to death...and updates itself as new songs

come out.. 



[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 07:08:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's a neat idea, but I doubt it could happen.

We've already lost a lot of music that has been recorded.

Many, many works of music released on vinyl back in the earlier part of the last century never made it to digital in any fashion, and are now in such disrepair that they probably couldn't be put in a digital format (or even heard in its original format).

But, with the way storage prices drop as storage mediums become better, we may find ourselves capable of putting every song ever recorded into one small place.

If you could figure out how many bytes that would require, you could even calculate a reasonable estimate as to when that event will take place.  I think it takes roughly 18 months to provide double the storage space previously available for the same price (unless I'm mixing this with Moore's law, which has to do with double processor speed).



[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 07:17:32 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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I wonder..how many songs are out there?

[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 07:25:31 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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"My god, it's full of stars."

[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 10:51:08 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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seven.

[#] Fri Oct 24 2008 12:48:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Technology is easy. Legal hurdles would prevent it.

[#] Sat Oct 25 2008 02:31:42 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Well, the next thing would be to 'borrow' a nuke and conveniently drop it on the RIAA.

Seriously, it has done NOTHING of benefit to the music consumers, and pisses off a lot of artists.

Who actually supports the RIAA?

Not monetarily, but who is in favour of what they are doing? Besides Metallica.



[#] Thu Nov 06 2008 16:03:36 EST from observer @ Uncensored

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Nov 6 2008 11:05am from rss
Subject: Harvard Professor Challenges RIAA Anti-Piracy Campaign
Linuxworld: "A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statute being used by the industry
group to bring lawsuits against alleged copyright violators."

Nov 6 2008 11:05am from rss
Subject: Harvard Professor Challenges RIAA Anti-Piracy Campaign
Linuxworld: "A Harvard law professor has opened a new front in the battle between the Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) and alleged music pirates by challenging the constitutionality of a statute being used by the industry
group to bring lawsuits against alleged copyright violators."

http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2008-11-06-016-35-NW-LL

[#] Wed Nov 19 2008 11:47:04 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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pandora finally got smart, they started shipping 64Kpbs mp3s instead of 128K like they used to.
I bet they made a deal with the RIAA.

[#] Sun May 10 2009 12:25:41 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://preview.tinyurl.com/pco3jd

RIAA tax to impact minority radio stations.



[#] Sun May 10 2009 12:26:26 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Okay, that isn't actually accurate...

There are people trying to delay the RIAA tax in an effort to see how it will impact minority radio stations.



[#] Mon May 11 2009 21:44:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Huh? Even after reading the article I can't quite figure out their logic.
(Of course, with Rainbow/PUSH involved...)

Lots of people lose when big consolidations happen. There are plenty of reasons to push back against the RIAA on this issue, but I just can't see any justification for turning it into a race issue.

[#] Tue May 12 2009 06:36:15 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Well, how about because it'll be more of a public nightmare for the RIAA.  Politically, it would be nasty.



[#] Tue May 12 2009 16:21:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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From an "end justifies the means" point of view it's a sensible thing to do, I guess. I just have a hard time with people and groups who try to read racism into everything.

[#] Tue May 12 2009 17:18:56 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, to be sure.

I haven't read the article deeply enough to see if this is kind of justified... but my suspicion is that their tax will impact *small* radio stations, which really does concern me.

[#] Tue May 12 2009 21:50:03 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's what I originally thought you meant by "minority" -- stations that aren't owned by Clear Channel and the other bigcos.



[#] Wed May 13 2009 08:08:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I could see where you might think that.  But, I got the headline pretty much from the article itself.  They really do mean 'minorities'.

Man, I can't stand the way radio has gone in the last ten years.  It has always been crap, but these days it seems so much worse than when we were kids.



[#] Thu May 14 2009 10:56:31 EDT from Arjay @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Sadly, that's what happens when you have big corporations taking control of everything, and "consumer groups" that are pushing corporate control. It all makes me glad I got OUT of internet radio a few years ago. Live365's royalty fees (or rather, the fees that the RIAA forced them to impose on us) were ridiculous. A MINIMUM of $500/year? Uh uh.

[#] Thu May 14 2009 11:00:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, that internet tax is fucking dumb.

[#] Thu May 14 2009 11:06:38 EDT from Arjay @ Dog Pound BBS II

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And the odds are that none of the performers will ever see a dime of that money, either. And don't get me started on the fact that the RIAA takes fees for ALL performances, even Indie performances.

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