I have to agree with the actress, if the facts of the case are as you state. In the UK I'd imagine it would fall under the DPA and a company you give data to can't give it to anyone else without your say so, outside of their own T&C.
I see how it looks petty in the extreme, but if you gave info to someone about yourself in assumed secrecy then found it on a popular website you might feel a little... invaded. I think its a valid and potentially important point.
I'd imagine even if they did take it from her sign up details tho, they'll just lie and say they got it from Wiki.
I love the idea of this, but can only see it making money in terms of licencing very successful songs for commercial things (films ads etc) and to gain a following for artists so they get more tickets sold for gigs. I can't see the online part of this making any money at all, even if they carry merchandising.
If the artists are on short term deals, what happens after they do well for one song here, then move over to EMI, for example. Will the site make any money off them at all then?
It is however a wonderful concept and I hope it makes the artists on it a nice living wage which their work entitles them too. If I thought any decent music had been made in the last 10 years I'd be sure to check it out.
As for the single vs album debate - I have to say I like albums. They are a work of art in themselves, tracklisting alone is an under valued art. But such is the way of things.
I'm not sure your conclusion is right, I saw it as you still need the rights to broadcast the game, but once you have that, in the EU you can sell your version to anyone.
However your take sounds much nicer, and was an angle I hadn't thought of before. All this means tho is that the TV selling rules will alter at the next deal and we'll see every player branded with a sky logo in the middle of their foreheads.
I hope that the subscriptions will become cheaper and the players paid less. But then again I hope Btafink gets a live action movie. So y'know....
This could well result in spotify shooting themselves in the foot, if people can't figure out how to stop the sharing (or if they decide to share) they may very well stop listening to all those songs which are guilty pleasures, soon lots of people will just listen to things they think their friends might like.
My loathing for Inyourfacebook grows weekly at the moment, with most people I know using that rather than emailing, I'm forced to belong to it even tho everything in my entire being screams "run away" everytime I log in. I don't WANT my entire existence out there even if other people are largely ignoring it. I don't want my friends and relations knowing every last thing I've done this week.
Whatever happened to private space along side keeping in touch with people?