Saturday, January 28, 2012
I learned last night of the death of Megaupload, a popular site for file sharing. Some may see this as a victory for anti-piracy; I would have to disagree and side with several professorial music bloggers whose archives of rare, out-of-print music is now gone from the interweb, perhaps forever.
This is a travesty as the intentions of these sites was not to take money from the pockets of Lady Gaga and the like, but to educate their legions of fans on the aural treasures to be found in far reaches of the world that may have never surfaced or be heard otherwise.
I'm not sure of any effort to combat this issue, but let's hope vaults will be re-opened someday soon.
Read more about the blogs affected at Bodega Pop.