Last month, I put together a list of the ten greatest rap battles of all time for our sister paper, LA Weekly. Included on that list was Twin Cities hip-hop icon Eyedea's unforgettable 1999 Scribble Jam finals with Freestyle Fellowship member P.E.A.C.E. My inclusion of it led to something of a debat ... More >>
Jammie Thomas-Rasset is no download martyr, recording industry argues
This week's cover story, Download Martyr, tells the story of the five-year legal battle between Brainerd resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset and some of the country's biggest record labels. Though she denies committing any crime, Thomas-Rasset has been found liable for sharing 24 copyrighted song ... More >>
peasapSometimes exterminating pirates is bad for your image.Breaking: the record industry is still hell-bent on incinerating every iota of good will the public might once have had for it.The latest evidence of this self-destructive crusade came in a Minneapolis courtroom yesterday, where Brai ... More >>
The Recording Industry Association of America once again was successful in their attempt to make an enormous example out of one Brainerd woman for her illegal downloading of music.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
With the latest version of Soulseek and a little pluck, Gregg Gillis has become illegal music's Al Capone.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
A company hired by record companies to pollute file-sharing networks with "spoof" audio and video files has just gone out of business. Overpeer was one of the first companies contracted by the music and movie industries to foul up peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa by flooding them with phony files. T ... More >>
Never mind the backlash: Love the Strokes. They're cuter, richer, and more drunk than you.