Billy Bragg is one of the first UK musicians to give his opinion on the new file-sharing policing deal between UK ISPs and the BPI, writing in the Guardian.
Under the deal, thousands of suspected file-sharers will be sent warning letters. Bragg thinks its a waste of time, a smoke-screen designed to hide the nature of the crisis music labels face.
“Without some kind of legal framework to back it up, it’s nothing more than a gesture,” he wrote.
Wake-up, California – your iTunes prices are under attack (again).
That’s right – assemblyman Charles Calderon is back with another attempt to levy a tax on digital downloads, just two months after Californian voter anger saw his last attempt to do the same thing chucked out with a vengeance. In April, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on a bipartisan vote rejected a legislative proposal to extend California’s sales and use tax to digital property, claims 9to5Mac.