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The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum

After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 08, 2011

The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans

Platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 01, 2010

The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 02, 2010

Hacking pact

On an unheralded fall weekend right before Thanksgiving, a roomful of amateur hackers and Web rock stars gathered in East Cambridge for a historic convention that could dramatically reshape the way we get our music.
With big record companies willingly bucking technology, musicians and software types gathered in Cambridge to revolutionize the industry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 2009

The recording industry vs. free speech

Download of Nonsense
This past week, US District Judge Nancy Gertner granted the industry's request to postpone the trial, originally scheduled to begin January 22, until February 24.
Congress Hates Independent Music

Congress Hates Independent Music

Image of how the independent music industry should feel about the Bush administration courtesy o...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 14, 2008

Download this

Two third-year law students working at the school’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic are taking on the RIAA on behalf of two university students.
Two Maine Law students take on RIAA big guns
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 09, 2008

UMaine refuses to out downloading students

While the battle over file-sharing continues unabated on college campuses across the country, University of Maine officials have offered a new stance.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 26, 2007

UMaine refuses to out downloading students

University of Maine officials are opposing recording-industry efforts against alleged illegal downloading of music.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 18, 2007

What will a Democratic Congress mean for digital freedom?

The Democrats’ sudden ascension to power in both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994 is undeniably good news for a host of progressive causes.
Electronic blue
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 14, 2006

Is the RIAA inoculating itself against viral video?

You’ve seen them: the hundreds upon hundreds of homemade clips on YouTube and Google Video where bored teenagers set up a webcam and lip-sync cheekily to their favorite songs.
YouTube under fire
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 21, 2006


Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006

ID Check: Cassi Hunt

Cassi Hunt feels she’s being screwed.
Screwed (alleged) pirate
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 03, 2006