No More Spotify In the House

Spotify has been banned in the U.S. House of Representatives and, perhaps surprisingly, the legislators are not indifferent to the new rule.

Posted in Human Rights, Trends in Music and Society

Single Mom Hit For $80,000/Track in RIAA Suit

Jammie Thomas-Rasset might not seem like the recording industry’s arch-nemesis. She is a single mother of four children who works for an Indian tribe in Minnesota. Yet this week she was slammed in court with a staggering $1.92 million fine for illegally downloading 24 songs – or $80,000 per track – in a suit brought…