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Clearchannel patents instant live concert CDs??

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But in a move expected to severely limit the industry, Clear Channel Entertainment has bought the patent from the technology's inventors and now claims to own the exclusive right to sell concert CDs after shows. The company, which is the biggest concert promoter in the world, says the patent covers its 130 venues along with every other venue in the country.


"We want to be artist-friendly," says Steve Simon, a Clear Channel executive vice president and the director of Instant Live. "But it is a business, and it's not going to be 'we have the patent, now everybody can use it for free.'"






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We've gone through this before, boys.


Despite their bluster, Clear Channel does NOT own the right to keep you from selling your CD's after the show. They own rights to a CD editing and delivery system that allows you to edit and duplicate your performance right after the show.


I guarantee you within two years someone will have created a different enough system to waltz around their patent, and it will be heard in court. Hopefully it will be settled in 3 - 5 years. :mad:

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