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Earlier this week, we told you about Prince's comments indicating he thinks the Internet is a fad. We obviously disagree. And while it's not surprising, we're certainly not alone in believing the Internet is here to stay. Other artists believe the Internet can help them promote their music as well. In a recent internet, saxophonist Kenny G candidly joked about Prince's comments. As Kenny G put it, if the Internet is dead "then I must be dead, too, 'cause I use it all the time." With a laugh, he added "Maybe I've got a sixth sense, and I only see dead people. I don't know." Although the 54-year-old's... Read more...
On Sunday July 11, the artist formerly known as currently known as Prince will release his new album, 20TEN in the UK. Prince agreed to be interviewed by the Daily Mirror, where he explained why his new album would only be released via CD, with no accompanying launch online, no partnership with iTunes or Amazon, and no digital downloads. Prince starts off by explaining how he "really believes in finding new ways to distribute my [his] music." Then he drops a bombshell. The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance... Read more...
In an attempt to “reclaim his art on the Internet”, Prince is planning on suing various sites that include eBay and YouTube."The man behind hit songs "Purple Rain", "1999" and "When Doves Cry" said on Thursday that YouTube could not argue it had no control over which videos users posted on its site."YouTube ... are clearly able (to) filter porn and pedophile material but appear to choose not to filter out the unauthorized music and film content which is core to their business success," a statement released on his behalf said."People and/or companies suing YouTube for not properly filtering copyrighted... Read more...
Princeton has agreed to let Google digitize about 1 million public domain books which are no longer in copyright, into the enormous database that is Google Books. The project started two years ago, and aims to digitize many of the worlds books, allowing them to be searchable over the web. "The Web search leader said on Monday Princeton had agreed to work with it to digitize about 1 million public domain books -- works no longer covered by copyright protections. The combined collections of the university's libraries total more than 6 million... Read more...