Pink Floyd Wins Court Decision, Can Take Songs Off iTunes

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viciousglad

It's their work so I guess they can impose certain rules on the market. I wouldn't want my work being ripped of from torrent websites. You don't need to be have an expert in criminal justice to figure that one out to see that the ruling was correct. Alex - specialist on caderea parului.

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Larzs13

 I would have to agree with a lot with the likes of PINK FLOYD like one guy said you cant listen to any song really with out hearing the one before it. Such as Another Brick in the Wall it has three parts to it and the songs that space in between them are needed to get the meaning that is behind them, which tell what the singer or writer is trying to get across.  

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Digital-Storm

So their marketing idea. Alot of money, or no money at all? Very intelligent.

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Vegan

Marketing? Not everything is about money. I believe it's an artistic decision. There are definitely albums that I think should only be listened to as a whole.

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AndyYankee17

Money, so they say, is the route of evil today... 

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sgt.pepper.1967

Don't give me that do goody-good bullsh*t...

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highsidednb

Listening to a single Pink Floyd track outside the context of an album is like reading a single random chapter out of the Lord of the Rings...

 Good for Pink Floyd.  More artist control of their art is always better. 

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SininStyle

Those who can listen to a single track from the wall are obviously not fans of the music. Anyone who knows this album knows it cover to cover. I was told i was stupid for buying the entire Wall for a second time due to a severe scratch in one of the songs. Just couldnt listen to the CDs without that song.

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LGA1156

sure, I'll preserve there artistic integrity of their work, by downloading  bit torrents there full cds... 

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Lwapo

Thats the sound of an extremely dumb decision on Pink Floyds part. 

1) Pink Floyd sells a crap load (techincal term) of albums back in the day.

2) Pink Floyd starts to sell less after they fade away.

3) Pink Floyd starts selling more due to digital media (Itunes, etc.)

4) Pink Floyd gets a great idea and kills their downloaded song royalties and fade away again because everyone will torrent the song if they want it bad enough.  Others will just laugh and move on.

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szore

Right, on brother. 427 gigabytes and counting.

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Wareagle

...we'll just go back to downloading individual tracks with eMule and Limewire.  :)

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Caboose

 Enjoy your viruses, mis-labeled files, and hidden porn...

 

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Vegan

I wish I could find some hidden porn...

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gendoikari1

"Mis-labeled files" is a negative? Well, technically, but only if you're too lazy to change it with the music software of your choice. 

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AndyYankee17

an mp3 isn't an executable file and therefore cannot contain a virus

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Tekzel

Actually, this isn't ENTIRELY true. You can attach a malformed payload to a data file that can, when read and processed by a certain program, cause that program to do something unexpected... or expected by the virus writer. Like a buffer overflow, etc.   Of course this presupposes that the user uses the program you expec them to, but if you target a very common app, say iTunes, then you can get some hits.

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Caboose

 or even Windows Media Player. It's very common to have viruses and other malware in wma's

 

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aviaggio

"The ruling doesn’t put an end to Pink Floyd in digital form. As far as EMI sees things, the court didn’t prohibit it from single track sales, so it’s single track business as usual, even for Pink Floyd, until EMI is told otherwise."

According to MSNBC, EMI has been ordered to stop selling individual tracks

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35815847/ns/entertainment-music/ 

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bartsalisbury

The BBC report contains this about EMI's response:

 "An EMI statement said: "Today's judgment does not require EMI to cease making Pink Floyd's catalogue available as single track downloads, and EMI continues to sell Pink Floyd's music digitally and in other formats."

And this is what I went from. MSNBC's report seems pretty certain on the prohibition. Guess it's time to dig up the actual court records.

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aviaggio

Hmmm... the plot thickens!

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AndyYankee17

$25 FOR "THE WALL"? WITH DRM?

 

jesus, have people never heard of a cd? just by one on amazon and wait for it to ship 

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Caboose

 How soon before Apple shits a brick and freaks out?

 

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Havok

 Whenever Steve Jobs announces that all artists under the EMI label have too much control and are deemed unworthy of their app/iTunes store.

 

 

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