RIAA RIP as free music downloads come online

Forget file sharing, P2P, Bit Torrents, Pirate Bay, Limewire, even streaming Spotify, Pandora, Napster, and most certainly iTunes.

The new kid on the block doing for music for free what allofmp3 did for a fee is Mulve.com. How long it will last no one knows, whether it’s 100% safe no one knows, and whether it’s the first of a new breed of music acquisition site no one knows.

TorrentFreak carried out tests using Wireshark on few randomly selected music tracks and found that they seem to be hosted on Russian servers allegedly linked to Vkontakte, a huge social networking site. The Western music industry moguls will be running scared you can be sure of that.

I really don’t know if the Mulve program is safe, test (for academic purposes only) at your own risk, I won’t be using it safe or otherwise, it’s not morally defensible at the moment. Once the RIAA surrenders to the natural evolution of the industry though? That’ll be a different matter.

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Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.