Peter Kafka

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Join the Club: EMI Sues Grooveshark, Again

EMI Music, which had sued music streaming service Grooveshark in 2009, then ended up cutting a deal with the company, is now suing Grooveshark again. EMI’s publishing unit claims that Grooveshark has yet to pay a royalty on its deal. As the New York Times notes, the suit means that Grooveshark is now in legal fights with all four major music labels.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work