Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The RIAA took my baby away!

Hate is a strong word. I hate the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America), that swarthy group of no good bastards who supposedly represent the interests of musicians and yet have done so much to take down creative forums like internet radio, to destroy venues for sharing and getting excited about music, and now they've taken down yet another internet music resource, Muxtape.com.

If you visit Muxtape, you'll see their notice simply says they're down while they work things out, and honestly I'm not surprised that the RIAA went after them. Still, this news follows the RIAA's well-established pattern of slash and burn tactics (see suing deceased grandmothers).

In celebration of this ranting and raving, please feel free to check out a fun post about how much the head of the RIAA pulls down in annual salary and benefits. At least we know the benefits from all those dead grandma lawsuits is going to the artists who work so hard to make their music... er... right.

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