A Lesson in Machine Ethics: More bunk from Google’s PR Department on the YouTube MP3 Ripper

Originally posted on Music Technology Policy:
Here’s the Google duck of the day:  According to PC World: The free ride may ending for people who rip YouTube music videos to MP3s through youtube-mp3.org and similar sites. YouTube’s lawyers have sent cease-and-desist letters to the sites, threatening “legal consequences” to those that don’t comply, TorrentFreak reports.…

Pandora and the Easter Bunny

When you look back over the last couple years, it’s hard to believe that Pandora was finally unmasked for what we suspected they were all along.  I suppose it’s theoretically possible that the company could have offended more of the people who produce the only product it has for sale, but I’m not quite sure […]