Can I just point out that WTC may in fact have as a condition of sale, that the album (or parts of it) must be made available to the public at a price of >= $0 w/in some time frame? The excerpt quoted in this post only states that "the iconic hip-hop collective will make and sell just one copy of the album"
I guess what I'm saying is that a future public leak may in fact be an intentional feature & not just left up to the buyer's whim...
We shouldn't be surprised -- didn't Congress pass a law that specifically exempted telcos from any prior illegal cooperation, while at or near the same time the intelligence agencies were given the ability to compel future telco cooperation under seal? If I were the head of a major telco and believed that my job was to maximize return to shareholders, why wouldn't I cooperate? Where is the downside?
I think it's a craven and -- in the best sense of the word -- unpatriotic position, but unfortunately the reality "on the ground" doesn't surprise me in the least.
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