Sunday, April 08, 2007

Cease and Desist

So, Nine Inch Nails label Interscope intentionally "leaked" an advance track of NIN's new album, deliberately giving it away to drive new sales. Fans who got the track spread it around the web.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has become notorious for suing anyone from high school students to retirees for downloading music from the web, is going after web sites which posted the INTENTIONALLY and LABLE APPROVED LEAKED track for piracy.

Nope, the RIAA isn't out of touch. No more than aWol, Darth Cheney or St. John McCain.

[mortar-board tip Steve DeGroof]