The Null Device
RIAA kills AudioGalaxy
To all intents and purposes, AudioGalaxy is dead
. Despite their filtering of known copyrighted tracks, the RIAA went after them anyway, and they rolled over. The settlement involves them blocking all songs not specifically approved by copyright holders; which means no more obscure, long-out-of-print remixes or records from defunct indie labels. Which is a shame; if it wasn't for AudioGalaxy, there is so much I'd have never discovered (such as most of the Field Mice and Even As We Speak back-catalogues or the DJ Spooky remix of Lush's Undertow
(Plug: if you haven't done so already, check out The Circle. It's completely decentralised, and so there's no central point to go after.)
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