by Brandon Shalton
August 14, 2003 8:31am
| BMG Settles with SightSound
- Microsoft's connection to SightSound
of the lawsuit case against CDNow
#1 from SightSound
#2 from SightSound
War Bigger than the Fight for Middle Earth
There is a war
going on in the Internet space, a war on who "owns" digital
audio/video downloads as well as streaming audio/video.
For most of
us, we just can't imagine how someone could "own" this
concept, afterall, it's the basis of the web to be able to retrieve
information, whether it be text, pictures, audio, or video.
is one battle to be fought, there is another one! SightSound.com
holds atleast 2 patents that cover the downloading of paid audio
and video files. Sites like MP3.com are exempt from these patents
because they offer free downloads. If a site has paying members
to it and offer digital audio/video downloads, would SightSound
have their targets on them next?
currently engaged in a major lawsuit battle with CDNow, parent company
BMG. With BMG as the target, you know there are high $$$ at stake.
SightSound accepts settlement from BMG