A little bit of conspiracy for the bank holiday weekend:
[quote:99ecc5358a]CBS requested user data from Last.fm, including user name and IP address. CBS wanted the data to comply with a RIAA request but told Last.fm the data was going to be used for ďinternal use only.Ē It was only after the data was sent to CBS that Last.fm discovered the real reason for the request. Last.fm staffers were outraged, say our sources, but the data had already been sent to the RIAA.[/quote:99ecc5358a]
LastFM however deny everything:
[quote:99ecc5358a]The exact nature of the data that was allegedly transferred is still not clear. Itís implied that the data linked scrobbles to IP addresses. That particular data is controlled tightly inside Last.fm and is only stored for a short period of time. Any request for such data would have to be approved by myself first. The suggestion that CBSís ops team provided this data is just not possible - Last.fm operates as a separate entity and their operations staff do not have access to our system.[/quote:99ecc5358a]
Time to boost up http://libre.fm ?
Fuck, I thought that said sending data to the ra.
Eh? CBS own Last.FM, they bought them years ago.
Last.FM are a bunch of total wabs anyways.