Mr. Bland Goes to Washington – New York Times

I didn’t know anything about this guy until this came up on my RSS feed. Very interesting point.

And so it begins: YouTube nukes 30,000 videos

I suppose it was bound to happen soon enough. At the same time there’s been a lot of copyright pushing all over the place, in a variety of ways.

Credit card firms shun mp3 site 

The Russian mp3 selling website (www.allofmp3.com) is under huge pressure to change it’s ways.  They’ve got some kind of new player that I haven’t tried yet, and maybe won’t get the chance to. Alltunes is supposed to be their online player. I’ve been seeing a number of blogs talking about how they were not able to get through to alllofmp3’s services. The situation is a strange one… things are so weird that there are articles suggesting that allofmp3 is a hinge on whether or not Russia gets membership into the WTO. I would be surprised if this were really the case, but with copyright issues looming so large… you never know.