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    Please tell me this isn't true....
    This was posted on IRCSpy.com

    Kazaa set to end its days of free music - [P2P News]
    Submitted by Forcefire on 10/10/2003 7:35:58 AM

    The world's most popular song-swapping network, Kazaa, has thrown its weight behind a plan to start billing song swappers for their music downloads.
    The proposal, which could finally end the days of the free lunch for millions of music fans, has been put to big US record labels at the same time as a new legitimate version of the former file-swapping giant Napster is launched in the US.
    The idea is to phase in a billing mechanism for peer to peer networks, such as Kazaa and Morpheus, that allow users to copy music directly from each other's hard drives.

    Initially payments would be by credit card, but in the future downloads would be automatically detected and a charge added to the monthly internet service provider bill.
    With the success of Apple's iTunes and the launch of the new legal Napster in the US this week, the five big record labels are finally getting behind online music distribution. But they are still turning their backs on the peer to peers seen to support widespread music piracy.
    Kazaa now hopes the music industry will forget past grievances and tap into the cleaned up versions of the networks that already have millions of users, rather than build their own networks from scratch.
    "The whole effort here is to go where the consumers are, to convert all that energy to selling licensed music," said Marty Lafferty, president of the Distributed Computing Industry Association.
    Nikki Hemming, the Sydney-based chief executive of Sharman Networks, which runs Kazaa, said the business model offered "great hope for the entertainment industry".
    The five big record labels are yet to respond to the proposal.
    Seriously, is this information even remotely true???

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    Nope.

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    Well the topic was big enough that it was a headlining the front page of the site. IRCSpy normally doesn't give false information in their news. That's why I am so concerned.

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    Totally true.

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    Sharman have tried this one before. The main thrust of their proposal is that they get at least half the take. There is no way the record companies are going to agree, so it is already a dead duck.
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    so it is already a dead duck.
    I like dead duck.

    With a tasty orange-sauce and some spring-onion..........

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    I prefer chicken myself.
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    Originally posted by lynx@24 October 2003 - 13:47
    I prefer chicken myself.
    Chicken is good!!!

    See my avatar.........

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