December 01, 2005

The Grateful Dead Make An Intellectual Property Grab

Paul of Media Geek reports on the recent move by the Grateful Dead to stop free downloads of recordings of Dead shows. He discusses how the Dead became so successful largely because of an open policy toward taping and sharing of their shows, but now that the band basically doesn't exist anymore and there's a way to sell their huge archive of live recordings easily (the Internet), they are starting to clamp down.

Posted by steev at December 1, 2005 12:27 AM