Saturday, October 13, 2007

Record companies are great at digital

If you're an artist, and putting your faith in an RIAA company to protect your interests in the digital world, you might want to think again.

The IFPI, the international RIAA client organisation, can't even look after its own domain names. Somehow, it's managed to lose ifpi.com to The Pirate Bay.

Sure, it's a cheap stunt on the Pirate Bay's part, but if we were making our living from playing music, we'd start to be wondering if these people understand the internet well enough to be our best representatives as everything shifts digitalwards.