Thursday, February 05, 2009

Useful music application appears, attracts lawsuit

Given that there are mp3s - legal and illegal - all over the internet, you'd imagine that offering a way to gather and listen would be seen as a neutral thing to do. You might hope so.

But, of course, that would be to assume the RIAA companies behave like logical beasts. They don't, and now Warners are trying to get Songbeat closed down. The BVMI - which is the RIAA, but based in Germany - is hoping to get all the other majors involved.