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  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    "Download martyr" Jammie Thomas-Rasset out of legal options; $220,000 judgment stands

    After eight years of twists and turns, it appears Jammie Thomas-Rasset's legal drama is at an end. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review her case, meaning a $220,000 judgement against the Brainerd woman stands.SEE ALSO: Recording Industry Association of America responds to City Pages ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Bon Iver's records both certified gold in the same week

    After a lengthy and highly successful world tour over the past year and a half (including a memorable show at the Orpheum in late 2011), things have finally started to quiet down a bit in the Bon Iver camp. But that doesn't bring an end to the steady stream of accolades and musical achievements that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    City Pages cover appears in trailer for new Napster documentary

    The upcoming documentary Downloaded takes a look at the rise and fall of Napster and includes interviews with a Who's Who of the music industry.And at 2:41 of the trailer, you'll see a City Pages cover.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Jammie Thomas-Rasset, music download martyr, gets penalty reduced to $54,000

    Thomas said she hopes her case eventually reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.​Jammie Thomas-Rassett, the Minnesota woman who was originally penalized $1.5 million for downloading and sharing two dozen 80's rock songs, had her penalty reduced to $54,000 by a U.S. District Court Judge on Friday.Judge Mi ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2011

    RIAA responds to City Pages cover story

    Jammie Thomas-Rasset is no download martyr, recording industry argues

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Recording Industry Association of America responds to City Pages cover story

    ​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 >>

  • News

    February 16, 2011

    Jammie Thomas-Rasset: The download martyr

    RIAA fines Brainerd woman $220,000 for 24 songs

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Jammie Thomas-Rasset re-crucified by record industry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Woman owes $1.9 million after downloading 24 songs on Kazaa

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Target sued for being a bad dumper

    Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    How Girl Talk gets away with it the latest version of Soulseek and a little pluck, Gregg Gillis has become illegal music's Al Capone.

  • Feature

    December 19, 2007
  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Forbidden Fruit

    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

  • Music

    August 2, 2006

    Mixtape, MN

    Local hip hop gets mixed up with the trend

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    4/4: Morning Communique

    DeLay to resign, RIAA doesn't like you burning your CDs onto your iPod, .xxx for pr0n has been shelved, the 50 greatest independent films of all time, a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2005

    'Double Black Album' Guy Cuts MN Rap Who's-Who

    "Nobody's mad that this CD is coming out," says Minneapolis hip-hop producer and DJ Cheap Cologne about his latest album, Something Random (Broke-Ass Records). "There's no illegal mashups or anything." "For a change," he might have added. Rarely recognized at shows, Cologne's name is known around th ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 11, 2005

    Digital Love, Live from Duluth

    Nocturnal transmissions from Perfect Sound Radio

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • Arts

    September 4, 2002

    This is a Recording

    Local labels are redefining the way to make music

  • News

    May 22, 2002

    The .14 Cent Solution

    New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio

  • Arts

    September 27, 2000

    Fear of Music

    Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?

  • Arts

    March 15, 2000

    Get Up for the Download

    Searching for a new network of fans, local bands tune up, log on, and drop out