Well that first link got whacked but the second one appears to be the same report.
So why did the studios even throw that one up there when there wasn't even a chance? Just shows how disorganized they are... grasping for straws. I suppose some of those same elements still think they are winning the "kill Napster technology" battle? Well they're only limiting their own sales with the desperate but greedy "preserve the old model" song and dance.
This whole charade has been good publicity for SB, especially in contrast to the kind of headlines TiVo has been getting lately.
And not just expensive in terms of money -- also in time and customer goodwill. If they'd managed to pull this off, Replay's engineers would have been busy with this instead of getting the 5000/5.0 ready to sell at Christmastime, and Replay's customer base would be upset about being spied on.
Originally posted by toots ...And, who's got deeper pockets than Mickey-I'll-Sue-Your-Butt-Mouse, anyway?
I agree that was the tack in "killing" Napster, but just what did they kill in that process? Napster never launched with any real product? And I also keep reading that Mickey-I'll-Sue-Your-Butt-Mouse (not to be confused with our very own MikeyMouseBoy ) is kind of low on ad revenues and eyeballs @ the moment? Like even speculation that Eisner's head may roll? Well... you know... we just don't "want to be a Millionaire" any longer (or @ least watch it).
In the SB case it kind of backfired? All that publicity is worth a lot more than the Honorable Florence-Marie's beer?
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