Friday, September 02, 2005

HANG ABOUT... ISN'T FILESHARING DESTROYING EVERYTHING?

Are the record labels really that arsed about filesharing at all? We only ask because, if it's worth suing dead people and twelve year-olds over, wouldn't you expect to see panic, fear and a sense of meltdown if something like, say, the Rolling Stones new album leaked online?

Only it has, and the official response from EMI is, well, "Do I look bovvered?":

"Low-quality" files of tracks from the album were found posted on the internet on 29 August, a spokeswoman for the group's label EMI confirmed.

"The material became available online after the songs were streamed on authorised websites and played on the radio," she said.

"It was a major achievement to keep this album secure so close up to the commercial release date."


If record labels suddenly getting a sense of perspective, does that mean the RIAA is pursuing a campaign in the name of its members which its members no longer believe in?