We're not sure what this would have to benefit the song, but it still would have been nice!
Anyone who has listened to the AMAZEBALLS track Cheers (Drink To That) on Rihanna's latest album, Loud, probably noticed that the song samples heavily from the Avril Lavigne song, I'm With You, and according to the singer, she [...]
The future looks bleak for all those who would rather download their music for free on the Internet illegally than pay iTunes $1.29 per song.
It was unanimously decided today in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to give the Justice Department the power to take down illegally offered copyrighted content for sale, download, or streaming.
This new bill, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, allows federal officials to get to work on shutting down any and all websites they deem illegally distributing music and other copyrighted materials.
As you can imagine, La La Land is thrilled to be getting their money back from all the consumers who've been cheating them all this time. SAG and the DGA even issued a joint-statement in support of the bill, saying:
“We believe today’s committee action is the first step in making it much more difficult for rogue site operators to run their sites with impunity.”
Uh-huh. Ever heard of the old saying, "where there's a will, there's a way?" We think the government underestimates the average American's overpowering inclination to not pay for stuff.
But still, this could affect a lot of your favorite websites, which is a bummer.
Are U peeved over this bill passing?