Labels Discuss Buying P2P Companies
“At least five online file-sharing companies have started trying to reach an accord with the music industry to convert the free trading of copyrighted music on their networks to paid services, according to several recording industry and file-sharing executives.
“The most advanced discussions are between the recording industry and Grokster, a small California company that has been sued by the entertainment industry, recording industry executives said.”
Saul Hansell. File-Sharing Services Seek Pact With Record Studios. The New York Times. Sept. 20, 2005.
David M. Halbfinger. Hollywood Unites in the Battle to Wipe Out Movie Pirates. The New York Times. Sept. 19, 2005.
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