June 28, 2005

"I've been home, I've been out, something's kept it from its rout." - Superchunk.

Tiny Mix Tapes
has a surprisingly lucid and intelligent wrap on what the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., et al. v. Grokster, Ltd., et al. decision means. Worth reading, with some pretty good context and analysis. As predicted, Coolfer wraps up the decision with pizzazz here, and links to Mark Cuban's blog where the man who made a gajillion zillion American dollars selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo makes a very, very interesting and under-reported observation about the importance of the decision to the financial markets: "Not one buyer or seller of stocks gave a damn."


Bono Vox sues stylist
. Article provides useful metric for many reasons why the corporate rock and roll business is lame.

Nike apologizes for ripping off Ian Mackaye, but does not apologize for using sweatshop labor to pad its margins, engorge profits and make the rich richer. Way to go, Nike. You rule. On the bright side, the whole affair spurred what many are calling the best ILM thread in years:

"Photoshop/MS Paint Nike and other evil corporations ruining famous album covers."

Related threads:

"[L]ist other Dischord bands/slogans that can be appropriated for advertising purposes."

"Nike Apologizes to Minor Threat; Announces Replacement Campaign, 'In on the Thrill-Maker'"

That is all.

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