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Music Labels Plan New Offensive: The Wall Street Journal (via MSNBC.com) reports on how major music companies are preparing to mount a broad…

Music Labels Plan New Offensive: The Wall Street Journal (via MSNBC.com) reports on how major music companies are preparing to mount a broad new attack on unauthorized online song-swapping. The campaign would include suits against individuals who are offering the largest troves of songs on peer-to-peer services.

“Music executives hope the legal attacks will be part of their broader Internet strategy, which has included rolling out more legal online services that include their music. The two major record-label-backed online subscription offerings, MusicNet and pressplay, have yet to rival the popularity of their free competitors. But they are both working to add more inviting features and broader music offerings. The record labels have also increased their licensing to independent online music services such as Listen.com Inc.”

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