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Archive for February, 2006

David Byrne…too much Missy Elliot?

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The RIAA issued me a warning based on a previous radio playlist that featured all Missy [Elliot], all the time. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which was passed by congress in 1998, was a hastily thrown together measure (in my opinion) which aimed to protect the music industry from the impending apocalypse. While some parts of the law seem reasonable, other aspects went somewhat overboard to protect the interests of the industry, before folks even knew what would be developed, invented or what half the terms actually meant.

David Byrne cited for playing too much…Missy Elliot? Read the whole tale here.

Eh? What was that?

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Not sure if this has any merit, but someone is looking to file a class action suit against Apple, claiming their wildly popular iPod produces dangerously high volumes. The lawsuit says the iPod can generate more than 115 decibels, a level that could damage hearing to a user exposed for more than 28 seconds a day.