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i use spotify a lot, but i can't see it lasting. i have absolutely no compulsion whatsoever to upgrade to premium, and pay no attention at all to the adverts, so i doubt they will make any money out of me. it does help in the decision about whether to buy an album or not though, but not more so than any other way of hearing music. eagerly awaiting part 2!
I think Spotify will become one of the most used music applications EVER given time..
"Acquiring it may not be pleasant: doing so may help support a neo-Nazi with a grudge"
What the fuck?
Really interesting tho
but it's not as if he needs Pirate Bay to bring home the bacon
(as that wiki article alludes) because of the way the Swedish National collection agency rules work he will almost certainly be forced into paying the entire Pirate Bay fine out of his personal crispbread fortune.
Incidentally the IFPI, after SUCCESSFULLY suing the 4 Pirate Bay defendants have lodged an appeal against the verdict! They are demanding more money! plus a gagging order etc
more here if you're interested
I bet you part 2 will be about the IFPI willfully using Spotify (and other, less savoury tactics) to bury Pirate Bay at the precise time of their trial and the introduction and enforcement around Europe of laws based on the EU IPRED directive - it's no coincidence that Spotify are a Swedish company.