Sony vs. Sony
from the fight-it-out dept
The music business really needs to learn that it’s not in the music business any more. Luckily, some of the music labels are already part of corporations that can leverage the music content to help their other business lines – if they ever realize the opportunity that’s been handed to them. In the meantime, they’re simply fighting themselves. Some professors at Wharton have realized that Sony is basically fighting itself on this issue – with industry organizations they belong to issuing contradictory statements. Through some convoluted associations, they’re basically suing themselves in one case. The article says that Sony is unique in this position, but I would argue that AOL-Time Warner has the same issues (or, rather, opportunities – if they would only realize it).