Archive for December, 2003

NOW THAT’S LEGAL FILE-SHARING

December 23, 2003

“While we much prefer competing in the market — as we are doing and have done for nine years — our board has made a carefully considered business decision to take this action to end Microsoft’s illegal conduct.”

RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, on suing Microsoft for antitrust violations, including withholding key programming interfaces, Wired News, 18 December 2003

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, BLOG IT

December 22, 2003

“At some point, it is all just fodder for the column.”

Michael Wolff, on going from failed new-media entrepreneur to failed old-media entrepreneur, The New York Times, 22 December 2003

RUNAROUND SUE

December 19, 2003

“Regardless of this decision, we will continue to defend our rights online on behalf of artists, songwriters and countless others involved in bringing music to the public.”

RIAA president Cary Sherman, on a court ruling that gutted the music industry’s ability to sue file-sharers, MTV.com, 19 December 2003

LISTENING TO HIS OWN DRUMMER

December 18, 2003

“I gather that such a podule can contain as many as 10,000 ‘songs.’ Are there 10,000 songs? Why would one want to carry so many?”

Musical neo-Luddite Gideon Garter, who’s clearly better at entertaining himself than others, The Guardian, 17 December 2003

BRAND ON THE RUN

December 17, 2003

“The important thing here is that we’ve got to get ‘Motorola’ to mean something.”

New Motorola CEO Ed Zander, scare-quoting his new employer, News.com, 17 December 2003

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