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Derek Walmsley

The excellent Wayne And Wax blog on the RIAA versus Joel Tenenbaum case. For those not in the loop, Tenenbaum has been found liable of sharing copyrighted music at a cost of $22,500 per track. That's not a typo - $22,500 per track. Wayne Marshall took part in the case as a witness, it seems, and his insider info is well worth your time.

I wonder if there any tracks I pay that much for? I guess "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, Hallogalo by Neu!, "Fisherman" by The Congoes, "Warpdrive" by DJ Crystl, "Good Morning Captain" by Slint. Perhaps one of those ultra-long John Coltrane Live In Japan tracks – at least that might help get my $22,500 dollars worth.

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