Well, CNET is acquiring a portion of the now defunct MP3.com and guess what, they're going to build another lousy Digital Media Service! Just what we need, another place for the RIAA to dominate.
Here's the latest memo from MP3.com:
CNET Networks, Inc announced today that it has acquired certain assets of MP3.com, Inc.
Please be advised that on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 12:00 PM PST the MP3.com website will no longer be accessible in its current form.
CNET Networks, Inc. plans to introduce a new MP3 music service in the near future. If you would like to receive email updates on this service, including an invitation to a special members-only preview, please sign up here. (URL REMOVED)
MP3.com is not transferring your personal information to CNET Networks, Inc. or any other third party.
On behalf of all of us at MP3.com we thank you for your patronage and continued support. It has been a privilege to host one of the largest and most diverse collections of music in the world. MP3.com wishes to express its sincere thanks to each of you for making us your premier destination for music online.
OK. So what happens to all the music that I've created that now exists on your server? What are you going to do with it? Do you just keep it for yourself? Or are you selling the library to someone? Exporting it to Iraq? Does "personal information" mean my mp3s too? You're not transferring that to anyone, right? Shall I keep going, or do you get my point?
When are companies that perform work in the US going to start disclosing appropriate information about their practices? Topic for another site.