Musik im Netz: „Guerilla – Sklaverei“?

Eine neue Studie von Shelley Taylor & Associates hat 15 verschiedene Musik Downloadplattformen untersucht. Dabei kam u.a. folgendes heraus:

We see some of the most popular download services actively engaging in a form of guerrilla slavery; using proprietary formats, closed system media players and proprietary portable devices,“ said the report’s author Shelley Taylor. „As a result, user’s initial enthusiasm is being deflated as they realise they have been conned – there are more limitations imposed on legitimate digital downloads, media players and portable devices than advertised. If music services focused on creating and delivering features, functions and content that enabled users to more fully participate in the pleasure of music, then these services would sell themselves.“