Then there is this for example. The site is huge and still operating. They sell most of my music at unbelievable prices and no artist or record company gets a cut of that.
Here is a quote from the BBC:
Moscow prosecutors will not take legal action because Russian copyright laws do not cover digital media, according to news agency Tass.
Oh, our laws are still in the pre-digital stone-ages and that’s why we’ll let these companies get away with massive theft. Well, that and the donations they make to the political parties. Boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Another thought: the music biz (and by music biz I mean the major record companies as well as hardware manufacturers like Apple, Sony, Microsoft) is alienating paying customers with DRM, while those customers could easily obtain DRM-free music for a fraction of the price…
From The Register:
The letter from Jobs follows complaints from European legislators about Apple tying songs bought through its iTunes store to the iPod. The likes of Sony and Microsoft follow a similar practice by using their own DRM technology to trap songs on their own music playing devices.
But enough of this stuff – check out these photos.