Am I the only one that finds it a bit weird that CNN is carrying AP stories on how to avoid getting caught sharing music online? It seems that CNN’s parent company, AOL Time Warner, would want to discourage that sort of thing…


Catchy title though the piece has, I think the only tips were to not share/download software. Oh, and don’t live in the US (which I already knew).

• Posted by: Michelle on Jul 28, 2003, 10:18 PM

anyway, aren’t we supposed to be rooting for news outlets to be able to run stories that aren’t monitored by their parent companies? isn’t the complaint usually the other way, and thus wouldn’t this be a good thing?

or did I just go through the rabbit hole again?

• Posted by: acm on Aug 4, 2003, 1:07 PM

Two answers to that:

1) Is that really a news story? There’s no news there, no reviews of anything, no meat.

2) Is it really the place of any news organization to tell people how best to steal things without being caught? What would the reaction be if one of the online newspapers put up a “how to avoid getting caught reading stories from the New York Times pay-for-access archive” story, or a “how to get access to Lexis-Nexis without paying” story?

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 4, 2003, 3:37 PM


• Posted by: john gill on Aug 20, 2003, 4:21 PM

I find it interesting that aol wants you to share music.. but if you do… beware that you may be tossed for TOS.. They have put the music share link in the Instant messanger and also on the tool bar for thier chat rooms.. Just don’t use it! if you use it you might lose your account. Seems to me this is a poor way to promote thier service!
I know this happened to a friend of mine.

• Posted by: Pat on Sep 13, 2003, 2:51 PM
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