After the Recording Industry Association of America made a teaspoon’s worth of progress
in it’s fight against Grokster and it’s merry band of downloaders, Sony Music today discovered there’s a massive and international backlash against it’s new (previously surreptitious) anti-piracy software, per the USA Today.
For this and other reasons, Sony Music chief Andy Lack is under the gun, and Forbes.com has an interesting list of reason why many would like to see him fall under a trolley and die in a horrible twisted mass of flesh and steel.
This all comes on the heels of disheartening news that XM’s and Sirius’ clever plan to propagate “TiVo-for-radio” might well be a thing of the past even before it became the wave of the future.
Of course, I don’t see why everyone’s so annoyed with poor Mon. Lack… After all, thanks to the Patriot Act, the ‘Guhment now keeps watch over which books you take out of the library; Sony was only (barely) keeping up with the Joneses.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go check out my reserved copy of the “Anarchist’s Cookbook” and burn another hundered thousand copies of Bun-B‘s “Trill.”