Isohunt Collapsing: Everyone knows where the booze is

Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says freedom like getting away with it.Guy Forsyth, Long Long Time © 2005 Monkey King Music “Everyone knows where the booze is, Mr. Ness,” warned Officer Malone in David Mamet’s iconic screenplay, The Untouchables, as the federal officers were about to raid a Post Office transhipping point for […]

The same old whine…more bad advice for startups leads to Isohunt strikeout

Isohunt gets a helping of humble pie in the Central District: “Defendants’ technology is nothing more than old wine in a new bottle….Defendants third main argument ignores the unrebutted fact that millions of United States citizens have accessed Defendants’ websites, and a substantial proportion of the files made available to them through those websites contained […]

Welcome to the Blog Roll: The Cynical Musician

You should definitely be reading The Cynical Musician, a blog by a very smart guy who describes himself this way: “My name is Krzysztof Wiszniewski – just Faza to most people I know. I’m a musician and I’m cynical, hence the name of the blog. I am the lead guitarist of Viridian – a Polish […]

The Wailing of the Amici, the Agony of the Self Anointed

More about this later, but a quick note to point out a truly insightful editorial in The Hill regarding the wailing of the amici among the self-anointed “consumer advocates”: “Where do Public Knowledge and other consumer advocates get the hubris to insist Comcast has ‘every incentive’ to destroy such innovations, including those for which it […]

20 Questions for New Artists: Have you registered with SoundExchange?

Have You Registered With SoundExchange? Featured recording artists and bands that own their own sound recordings can register with SoundExchange, the U.S. performing rights organization for sound recordings. Registration forms are available on the SoundExchange website (, and membership is free. It is a good idea to check the PLAYS database (which can be done […]