[oclug][OT] from "a solution will present itself" dept.
Reid at nri.ca
Tue Oct 29 12:35:55 EST 2002
Bon Jovi tried something new with their latest release. There's a serial/registration number on the back of the CD. This lets you sign into a website where they offer unreleased music and, probably most importantly to their fans, first crack at purchasing concert tickets.
Check out http://americanxs.bonjovi.com/bj/pitch-eng.html for more info.
On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 12:26:55 -0500
"Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at storm.ca> wrote:
> On 28/10/02 Shad Young did speaketh:
> > Napster presented the music industry with a problem. What to do about music
> > piracy and the impact it has on their bottom line.
> > The Reggae/R&B artist Shaggy may just have the solution. He has released his
> > new album with "Online content". That is access to a website only if you
> > have the CD. Depending on what is one the website, this may just be a
> > creative solution to a problem and helps make a stronger case for
> > copylefting music.
> I'd be interested to know how this is kept secure, and how portable this
> is. I'd hate to see a windows-only solution implemented, so if I buy a CD I
> have to have a winblows box to access the website with the content I
> Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>, GnuPG pub key: 5BC8BE08
> "...the word HACK is used as a verb to indicate a massive amount
> of nerd-like effort." -Harley Hahn, A Student's Guide to Unix
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