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Muxtape Hits a Snag

August 22, 2008


The Recording Industry Association of America have been busy bees as of late fighting the ongoing battle of the evil internet piracy do-ers (or redeemers and discoverers of great music, depending on which way you look at it).

First off, we’ll start this post with Muxtape, the site which launched in a blaze not too long ago and grew in enormous popularity literally overnight. It brought back the idea of sharing and discovering music in a similar way in which mix cassette tapes and CD’s did back in the day prior to the Net. The site has been shut down until further notice due to “sort out a problem with the RIAA”. This, despite Muxtape providing each song with a link to buy the music that is showcased in mixes, and not really giving the option to download song. It was more about the experience of listening online as opposed to the downloading of music. Take note that I’m not saying that downloading is bad thing. I find the fact we nowadays can download millions of amounts of music a brilliant thing. Something which we probably wouldn’t dream of a long time ago.

This article gives more info about the whole ordeal. Looking at the situation, it seems the powers that look over the record industries in each country (Australia has it’s own ARIA) won’t ever win this fighting battle. There will always be someone, somewhere bending the rules somehow.

I also thought I’d point out a very well written post regarding a similar issue on Who The Bloody Hell Are You?. Take a read of it here. To me, it really does display the stupid paradoxes music piracy authorities can sometimes get themselves into without fully researching who they’re targeting.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. James permalink
    August 23, 2008 5:25 am

    Post title?

    Poor muxtape :(

  2. Nick permalink
    August 23, 2008 5:48 am

    NOooooo 2 new songs, 1 old one muxtape :-(

  3. Nick permalink
    August 23, 2008 7:18 am

    I put in a pretty (unwitty) post title. Feel free to change it Hunty.

  4. Philippe permalink
    August 23, 2008 8:40 pm

    Oops shit. Sorry about that :(.

    I have been failing a bit on the postage front lately. Should check things before I hit Publish

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