Napster flail of the week
Just because I'm sure you're all bored with last week's Napster news, there's a new story brewing over next week's Senate hearing on digital music. This story over at SonicNet has the details, the most amusing of which include the following.
The first 1,000 fans to tell Napster that they plan to attend the April 3 hearing will get free T-shirts and tickets to a concert that night at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club featuring rootsy indie-rock act Dispatch, according to the company.
Napster founder Shawn Fanning is also scheduled to speak at a "teach-in" scheduled for April 2 at the city's Catholic University.
Say what you will about the trial, the RIAA, or MP3s in general, but if you've got to give out free shirts to get supporters to show up...