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Subject: Re: (OT) RE: FLASH: Flash & Broadband
From: Mats Persson
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 14:02:29 +0100

Great points made there, Wayne. Let's hope the big bad boys *get it* one of
these days. I'd pay, and so would all my friends that I've discussed this
with. They are loosing revenue big time right now, 'cause I sure ain't
buying a CD of every song I like. (Nor am I using Napster)

As for broadband, I just thought that I should let you know that Sweden is
very advanced in this area and a LAW in the Swedish parliament has been
passed last year, stating that ALL HOUSEHOLDS (and businesses) should have
11 Mbits broadband access by 2005.

OK, it's not the same size market as the US, but I think it will be a VERY
good test bed for broadband content.

Research and investigate this area further, I think it will be worth your


matsatimediatec [dot] co [dot] uk

> FWIW, broadband already has its "killer-app". It's called music - ie.
> Napster.
> Napster *does* motivate the public to upgrade their bandwidth. It's
> a value perception thing. So leave Napster alone and let it do *its
> thing*. The fast spread of high-bandwidth will benefit many
> industries far beyond the music industry. In fact, most indstries.
> And especially content providers like us Flash Developers.
> Problem is, the music industry is so brain dead, and so behind, that
> apparently they see opportunities as threats. RIAA needs to wake up.
> They don't have enough lawyers to stop the internet and it's
> fruitless to even try. If you can't beat them join them. Quit
> crying, get busy, and give the audience a subscription web jukebox
> for high-bandwith owners. I'll pay, so will most others. We're
> honest people. How about a dime a tune, on demand. No downloads.
> Just play-when-I-say. Singles too, of course - as that's what it's
> all about. And bill me. Of course you need to have all the music
> there. And, great search. ie. If I can hum it, you can find it.

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