The Null Device
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys
When the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra sent out a promotional CD recently,
they were horrified to discover the song titles replaced by pornographic descriptions of sex acts
. It appears that this occurred when some helpful volunteer uploaded their version of the track listing to commercial CD database cddb.com. Yes, the same cddb.com which took a free, volunteer-collected database, fenced it off and locked out free clients, and which relies on unpaid submissions from users to build up its proprietary database. As they say, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
Apparently the New Zealand police are looking into it, and various parties are crying "hacking" and looking for someone to prosecute.
Is it a crime to volunteer incorrect data to cddb.com?
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