Music Industry continues to malfunction

There has been a lot of ammunition recently for those of us (and there are many) who believe the music industry's attempts to shut down file sharing, stop people from listening on various devices, sue thousands of individuals, stop technological progress, and lobby for new laws to back them up are unrealistic and totally out of tune with reality. Just released studies by CRIA actually suggest that file sharing leads to shoplifting and cheating in schools - and is leading to the moral decay of society.

A record label claimed that putting copy protection on a particular CD was a "mistake" after the group that recorded it published a way around the copy protection.

Warner music complains that Apple is not charging enough for iTunes downloads, and threatens to pull their music from their service - seemingly on the assumption that iTunes sales drive iPod sales - not the reverse.

Follow the links below for more details on those - each one mocking the industry.

Read a Michael Geist comment on the CRIA studies Read a Techdirt comment on the copy protection mistake Read a Techdirt comment on Warner and iTunes

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