05 November 2004

The IPKat comments today on an unexpectedly intelligent antipiracy scheme:

The IPKat marvels at the audacity of Queen in their attempt to beat the pirates at their own game. He predicts that this could be the start of many beautiful exam questions.

Queen is apparently authorizing downloads of bootleg recordings from its website for a small fee (£5) to be donated to charity. I suspect that is for a complete concert's worth of music…

Unfortunately, this is essentially impossible in the US due to standard clauses in US-based music contracts; but that little tidbit just enriches the exam question.