The High Court ruling this week against online music retailer CD-Wow sets an incredibly dangerous and worrying precedent. In one fell swoop the British music industry has lost any claim they might have had to the moral high ground in the fight against piracy by essentially criminalising companies who attempt to give those who actually want to buy legitimate products a good deal. Imagine if the same logic was applied to bananas. Or cocaine... (erm, you've lost us now, Neil...)
As usual, "No rock And Roll Fun" has the most incisive commentary, which I urge you to read:
It's a blog worth subscribing to as well, for those of you who fear for the future of popular culture...