MGM v. Grokster

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the record industry’s appeal of a lower court decision that held that Grokster and Streamcast weren’t liable for copyright infringement conducted on their P2P networks. A win for Grokster will hopefully mean that the music industry will have to take a saner position on digital media and offer a product that people actually want to pay for. Good coverage on
NPR and SCOTUSblog.

Album of the Week

This is a mega release week and there’s no way I’ll be able to pick just one album, so here’s all the interesting new albums to hit Rhapsody this week:

Also, it’s not a new release this week but check out Monade’s album A Few Steps More. Monade is a side project of Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. It sounds just like Stereolab and is just as good, and is even a little more accessible.