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Choruss: A Correction
April 7, 2009
Last Wednesday, Guernica ran Dustin Luke Nelson’s blog about Choruss, a proposed music network championed by Jim Griffin and Warner Music Group. Choruss aims to end the “anarchy” of free file sharing of music, and create a system in which musicians and record companies are fairly compensated for their work.
The blog asked a number of fair questions about how Choruss would work. Given the newness and evolving nature of the technology, Dustin was skeptical about the program in how it would divide up fees and fairly pay, for instance, artists or record companies who didn’t opt in. It seems, however, that some of the inferences made in the blog were not accurate. When the blog stated that Choruss was “borderline illegal,” it intended only to state Dustin’s opinion that the program didn’t sound feasible or fair to him.
We the editors regret any implication that Choruss or Griffin hoped to break or circumvent the law. In an attempt to better engage the questions raised by the rise of Choruss, Dustin will interview Mr. Griffin at TinyMixedTapes.com, where the blog originally appeared. And we will be sure to keep you posted on our delicious page.
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