You'll Watch Eurovision And You'll Like It


The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry—the other hemisphere's answer to the RIAA—has launched around 2,000 new lawsuits against European file-sharers. Among their rationales for the new blitz: "Digital music sales soared in 2005, but not enough to make up for a continuing decline in physical formats like CDs, sending total sales down 3 percent." That's not bad compared to last year's 7.2% decline in the US, but Europe's just learning the ropes of this fan-suing jazz.

Jesse Walker originally took on the anti-filesharing hysteria in 2000.