Michael Robertson Wants To Crowdsource Proof Of EMI's Lies: You Lie EMI Bookmarklet Available

from the have-fun-with-it dept

EMI has been involved in a lawsuit with MP3Tunes for a while now. The whole lawsuit seems weird, since MP3Tunes is about creating a storage locker for the songs you already have. But one of the points that MP3Tunes made in response to EMI's claims is that EMI was lying in saying that it has never authorized MP3s to be available online. Yet, MP3Tunes had found plenty of promotional tracks that EMI had clearly put online, and it was wondering why others were allowed to link to them, but EMI claimed it was infringement for MP3Tunes to point to those same songs. In presenting this point in court, MP3Tunes has been looking for more evidence of authorized EMI mp3s, and Michael Robertson has announced the "You Lie EMI" bookmarklet (found via Hypebot), that lets anyone help MP3Tunes find more authorized EMI mp3s. Basically, as you surf around, if you come across authorized songs that are available, you can click the bookmarklet, and it checks to see if the artists is an EMI artist, and then lets you submit the details. Whatever happens with the lawsuit itself, it's cool to see someone crowdsourcing data for their defense.


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    Chunky Vomit, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 4:50am

    This is clever indeed. I wonder how long it will take EMI to cry libel or something silly like that?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 5:22am

    PLEASE, Keep it up people. This is what it means to FIGHT THE POWER!

    I'm more than willing to help, will be looking around.

     

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    Chunky Vomit, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 5:41am

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    Do you have tips for people who want to look around and contribute to this project?

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Sep 17th, 2009 @ 6:54am

    ....

    The Labels lying, who knew ....

     

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    Chunky Vomit, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 7:13am

    Give me free mp3s or give me death!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 17th, 2009 @ 10:22am

    I used to follow Mr. Robertson Closely years ago. He has always come up with inovative ideas and different ways of solving problems. I really hope this works out for him so the momentum keeps going against the labels which claim to be representing their artist.....funny all their artist hate them.....

     

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