Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fuck the RIAA

(originally posted to

So as a follow-up to my post entitled Hating the RIAA, I still wanted to show someone the Beck video - but then I discovered it was even pulled from Beck's own site.  What the fuck.  The whole thing reeks of bad marketing bullshit.

So I go to download the track on Soulseek.  Search query: beck think love.  The results I got were fascinating.  I found maybe 30 users each with the same 10 copies of the song whose filenames were slightly different - such as:

Beck  Think I'm in Love.mp3
Beck::Think I'm in Love.mp3
Beck--Think I'm in Love.mp3
Beck__ThinkI'm in Love.mp3

So it might be someone distributing trojans in the guise of mp3's, yeah?  I mean, who knows how many holes Windows Media Player has in it.  On the other hand, we already know that the RIAA has had the video removed from both YouTube and Google Video - so chances are equally good that they're out to catch some nasty downloaders.

Fuck 'em.  I downloaded it somewhere else.  Here it is, enjoy.

(sure, the post is friends and family only, i'm not *that* much of a badass)

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