"What we’re seeing right now is really exciting in terms of inventiveness," says [Mike] Dreese [co-founder and CEO of the Newbury Comics retail chain]. "Just think of how far we’ve come since the advent of recording in how we listen to music. Now it’s a matter of the law and certain legal rights catching up with technology. We’re living in an accelerated world, so what we’re experiencing now with the lawsuits, some universities considering a student fee for downloading music, and other possible solutions might have taken much more time. After all, it took something like 40 years of litigation to get the music on radio licensed. Now, within the span of about five years, we’re going to have a completely new technology and possibly new laws in place for an industry. That’s remarkable."Link
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.