Here’s the second instalment in an occasional feature on wanting to have the cake and eat it. Following hot on the heals of a major Spanish ISP linking to illegal file sharing sites from its front page, MSN are now getting in on the act.
MSN have just launched their answer to Apple’s i-Tunes service in conjunction with OD2. Yet whilst MSN try to place them selves at the vanguard of Europe’s legitimate digital music market, they seem to be promoting MSN messenger on its music file sharing attributes. With a far from subtle ‘nudge nudge’ and ‘wink wink’ to the would be file sharers, MSN advertises the messenger on it’s own site as:
“Share files or music….you’ve got to download MSN messenger”