Streaming your favorite artists’ music is the least helpful way to support them. But they can’t abandon those platforms, because we won’t.
Why mixtapes don’t hit the charts
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
Why you won’t see rap mixtapes on the charts
Billboard, the RIAA, and the big mixtape snub
Say hello to the Copyright Alert System
It’s going to be a pain in the ass and it’s not going to stop intellectual property piracy.
Is RapidShare snitching on Google?
The crackdown on piracy by proxy looks to get interesting
Anonymous deploys Anontune in war against RIAA
Hacktivists design new killer music app, ignore musicians
The RIAA’s most wanted
Did the feds shut down Megaupload to keep the site from launching an iTunes competitor?
RIP LimeWire 2000-2010
A file-sharing giant falls.
Statistic of the Day
Maybe the RIAA’s “lawsuits for profit” plan isn’t working out.
Evil Hates the Light
Why do negotiations for a new anti-counterfeiting treaty need to be hidden from the public?
America to Canada: “Our Corporations Can’t Exploit All Your IP Laws Yet—So Change Them”
The fallout up north from “Buy American” laws inspires a “Bribe Canadians” approach to copyright negotiations. Plus, the major labels may have a comeuppance on the way for their Great White Northern artist-cheating scheme.
In Search of the iTunes Killer
A new crop of music retailers takes aim at Apple.
The pirates pay
Arrrr. Another pirate gets hit hard in a file sharing ruling.
No file-sharing cease-fire after all?
The RIAA wins again, and now Jammie Thomas-Rasset is on the hook for $1.92 million–for illegally sharing 24 songs.
Twitter gets a little noisier
Tra.kz isn’t the killer music-sharing app for Twitterers that it clearly hopes to be, but it’s a step in the right direction.