RIAA VP Laughs At Consumerist's "Worst Company In America" Contest

RIAA VP Laughs At Consumerist's "Worst Company In America" Contest

Four people, likely students, walked into the back of the room, all holding cardboard signs. One sign had a scythe attached and said, “Don’t fear the RIAAper.” Another guy had no pants on and had a sign that said, “The RIAA sued the pants off me.” Another girl had a sign that said, “Download like it’s 1999.” And the last girl had some spare change in her hand that was to go to “Metallica’s retirement fund.”

—MEGHANN MARCO

230 Days Of Sony BMG Support

230 Days Of Sony BMG Support

Greg over at Perfect Porridge is one of the guys who bought a rootkit-infected album from Sony BMG. He’s one of the guys who qualifies for free replacement albums and a small cash settlement for the trouble he’s gone through trying to get Sony’s sneaky piece of malware off his computer.

AOL Officially Sucks More Than Anything Else

AOL Officially Sucks More Than Anything Else

Every time we post a story bashing AOL, Gawker overlord Nick Denton forgets that he fired us the day before. So our jobs should be safe for at least a few days now that we can share the news that PC World has given AOL the prestigious prize of the worst tech product of all time:

DOJ Smacks Subpoenas Down On Music Industry

Surprise, surprise. The Department of Justice has started issuing subpoenas against the music industry, including Sony BMG and Warner, for price fixing and collusion. Since it’s a sloppy Reuters brief we’re linking to here, mainly consisting of a list of the companies involved, here’s a blockquote with the summary gyst:

Round 7: Google vs. Sony BMG


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