March 14th, 2002, 05:27 PM
The End of Morpheus??
Morpheus seeks new role in music biz
By John Borland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
March 13, 2002, 9:00 PM PT
StreamCast Networks, the creator of the popular Morpheus file-trading software, is set to unveil a plan Thursday that it hopes will help it become a more legitimate means of music distribution.
The company is adding new digital rights management, or anti-copying technology, to its set of software and services. It's calling for independent artists to distribute their work through the Morpheus file-trading network, using this technology to help solicit payment for their work and guard against piracy.
"I think we are a distribution network and a way to create a level playing field" for independent artists, StreamCast CEO Steve Griffin said.
i guess it remains to be seen whether or not morpheus itself will try to charge for "services" which as we know...won't fly...what does the *new* napster have...15,000 customers?...people use this software because they get stuff for free...if they have to pay...they will just move on
I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson
March 14th, 2002, 05:37 PM
Oh well...now's when Kazaa takes over...its just a cycle...a new one keeps coming up being better than the last anyway...
March 14th, 2002, 05:41 PM
When they get to big and popular that happens. All of them sell out when they get in trouble.
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March 14th, 2002, 06:34 PM
Kazaa won't take over... FastTrack, the Dutch company that developed the P2P-protocol for both Kazaa and Morpheus, has been sold to an Australian company... Won't be free for long anymore...