BT buys Dotmusic

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Postby aneta » Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:28 pm

Yes, the UK telecomm company bought dotmusic.com - the music website, after buying a classical music portal and a games one.

Interesting. I'm curious if it will at all change the way dotmusic is nowadays...
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Postby lars » Sat Mar 09, 2002 3:20 pm

I don't think it'll change much, at least not at first. Later on I expect they will try to use it to push their broadband (ADSL) service with streaming media.

Hopefully BT won't take over hosting of the site too soon, their own site has been down a few times lately.

Oh, and now Dotmusic will be one of the few websites on the Interent that can legally operate in the USA where, thanks to their overly broad patent lawas, BT owns exclusive rights to use web hyperlinks.

All those music sites in the USA are "stealing" from BT by using BT's "intellectual property" to link from one page to another without paying BT. No, I am not making this up.
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Postby oscar » Sat Mar 09, 2002 5:21 pm

All I hope is that this message isn't being folowed up by a message: UKmix has been taken over by ...

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Postby lars » Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:19 pm

...and make it only work in IE? I'd rather close it down!
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Postby oscar » Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:17 pm

Wouldn't that depend on how much they would offer? :wink:
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Postby lars » Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:40 pm

Of course. :smile:
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Postby Virgostar » Tue Mar 12, 2002 2:50 am

I hope dotmusic doesn't change....I'd prefer it to stay the way it is :smile:
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