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Lefsetz’s Pop Quiz: Is That Your Final Answer?
Answers to yesterday's True-False Test come courtesy of Bob Lefsetz's "The Lefsetz Letter." E-mail him at [email protected] for more.

If you answer 18-20 of the following questions correctly, you are a true media junkie.

15-18: You are the Prince of Most Media.

12-15: You're spending way too much time on the Web with too little return.

8-12: You need to watch more TV.

Less than 8: You're probably still on a Smith-Corona typewriter.

1. Sting has sold more records than the Police.

True

2. If it is proven that Napster is guilty of copyright infringement, venture capitalists Hummer Winblad escape scot-free, since Napster is a corporation and they were only investors.

False (They can be liable under the concept of "vicarious infringement" if they influenced the behavior/infringement or received a benefit.)

3. Judge Patel thought the polling evidence supplied by Napster was done totally scientifically and weighed it heavily in reaching her conclusions.

False (She threw out this evidence. Saying it WASN'T scientific.)

4. Dr. Sean Kenniff quit practicing medicine as a neurologist to be on "Survivor".

False (He actually quit three days before he found out about "Survivor".)

5. K-Tel was threatened with delisting byNasdaq because of their low share price.

True

6. Dar Williams had the number one album on Amazon.com.

True (On Wednesday 8/16/00. Beat out Clapton/King, et al, even though the album wasn't released yet, and the ranking was based on pre-orders.)

7. Last week AOL shut down an MP3 search service launched by its subsidiary NullSoft.

True

8. Ralph Simon's company "Yourmobile.com" received a license from EMI Publishing to use their songs on the site, which allows one to use songs as cell phone rings, since Ralph has a long history in the music business, especially with music publishing, and he respects copyright law.

False

9. The clash between police and the public began during Rage Against The Machine's performance.

False (It started AFTER Rage's performance.)

10. Vertical Horizon is really Deep Blue Something, who scored on Interscope with "Breakfast At Tiffany's."

False

11. Lil' Kim has breast implants.

True

12. Marcy Playground has parted ways with Capitol Records.

True

13. Kid Rock's sidekick Joe C. is a midget.

False (Joe C. IS NOT a midget. Joe's vertically challenged as a result of a medical condition.)

14. Michael Lewis (author of "Liar's Poker" and "The New New Thing") and Larry Magid (tech writer for the L.A. Times) have come out against Napster.

True

15. The star of "The Tao Of Steve," Donal Logue, is the same person who played the Alanis-singing taxicab driver on MTV.

True

16. According to a test in the September 2000 issue of "Sound & Vision," Windows Media Audio sounds significantly better than MP3.

True

17. AT&T is contemplating spinning off long distance or its cable TV business because of their ongoing success in the business market.

False (They took their eye off the ball, focusing on expansion instead of their core business customers. One couldn't get a customer service representative on the phone for days.)

18. The movie industry's ruling against DVD piracy has no effect on the music business, for that case involved computer code, not music.

False

19. One can self-install DSL.

True (Not all providers in all markets provide this option at this time however.)

20. As reported in BusinessWeek, according to an iSwag.com survey, 81% of teens who wear Eminem-licensed clothing obey their parents' curfews vs. 34% of teens who sport Christina Aguilera logos.

True

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