Friday, June 09, 2006

Searching for musicians is "too interactive"

The BBC is reporting that a legal, licenced music site has shut down after they were prevented from allowing their customers to search for music by the name of the artist.

Internet firm Tiscali has suspended its music sharing Juke Box and accused the European recording industry of being "virtually impossible to work with".

It took the move after it was told to remove the service's search by artist.

[...] the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said Juke Box had offered a level of interactvity that breached its licence.

What's next? The IFPI to ban customers from asking for a specific album or track?


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