Thursday February 22, 2007

Universal.de unaware of Year Zero

With all the news about songs being left behind on USB drives in bathrooms during the tour, along with reports about the online revelations about Year Zero, someone at the record labels responsible for the eventual distribution of the album might be paying attention.

Not in Germany, where Universal has sent a $670 fine and cease & desist order to a fan who hosted a streaming-only player with "My Violent Heart" on his blog. Not sure what the final outcome of that would be, but if you're going to host the leaked mp3s, understand that the RIAA (and their international equivalents) do not really understand modern music distribution methods. Cover your ass.