Thursday, August 21, 2008

Muxtape goes dark

Another competitor bites the dust as the RIAA perpetuates its business model. But as pointed out elsewhere, there are alternatives.

RIAA confirms it's behind the Muxtape shutdown
An RIAA spokesperson confirmed to Ars that it was indeed responsible for the site ceasing operations. At issue is Muxtape's hosting and streaming of MP3s, which the RIAA says violates the record labels' copyrights. "For the past several months, we have communicated concerns to Muxtape on behalf of our members," the spokesperson told Ars. "Muxtape has not yet obtained authorization from our member companies to host or stream copies of their sound recordings."

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