Archive for February 25th, 2006

Class Dismissed?

In 2003, CRIA and others associated with the music industry launched a high profile "education" campaign on music and copyright.  Titled Keep Music Coming, the campaign centered around a website at, supported by national advertising and inserts in CDs ( version).

Today I received an email from someone who just purchased a CD which included an insert directing him to the campaign site.  He was surprised to find that is no longer maintained by the industry as it has become a pay-per-click advertising site.  The domain lapsed earlier this week with no indication whether this was a domain name registration error or if the campaign has been abandoned.  Either way, music is still coming nearly three years after the campaign launch as a growing number of labels and artists want to respect their fans, not "educate" them.

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February 25, 2006 2 comments News