I will never get tired of this story: Here's more Slashdot
coverage about the RIAA library settlement. Executive summary: the RIAA is still sending out thousands of copies of cut-outs, singles, holiday albums and anything from the 'shipped gold, returned platinum' category. Here is an older Slashdot
story on the same topic.
Here are some other links on the topic, from intellectual-property legal blog Furdlog
, political newd site Free Republic
, uberblog BoingBoing
, library news site LISNEWS
(the name makes it pretty clear, huh?), file-sharing news site Zeropaid
and two from boycott
.com, where, again, the name kinda says it all. And here's more from the Shifted Librarian
, the Creative Librarian
and the Kung-Fu Librarian
, which is a new one on me.
Last but not least, did you know that NC
managed to work out a deal that lets them actually choose the CDs? Those lucky quakers and, uh, tarheels. And did you know that some of the settlement CDs actually had mold
on them? That's not just a colorful metaphor.