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Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, October 8, 2012
Oct 8, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, October 8, 2012

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Ever sold or bought used vinyl records at a yard sale? A startup called ReDigi is trying to do the same online, offering to erase your copy and resell the digital music file to someone else. What's yours, you can resell, right? Turns out, it's not that simple. ReDigi is now facing a court battle with big music company EMI. The massive online multiplayer game World of Warcraft is being cast by some as a political liability. The Republican Party in the state of Maine has put up a website and issued flyers to let voters know that a Democrat running for state senate likes to play World of Warcraft.

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A new digital music battle, and online gaming as political liability

Oct 7, 2012
A Maine state senate candidate gets attacked for her online gaming activities, and a startup that wants to help you sell your used MP3s goes to court against a big entertainment company.

Ever sold or bought used vinyl records at a yard sale? A startup called ReDigi is trying to do the same online, offering to erase your copy and resell the digital music file to someone else. What’s yours, you can resell, right? Turns out, it’s not that simple. ReDigi is now facing a court battle with big music company EMI. The massive online multiplayer game World of Warcraft is being cast by some as a political liability. The Republican Party in the state of Maine has put up a website and issued flyers to let voters know that a Democrat running for state senate likes to play World of Warcraft.

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