Despite online mixtape service Muxtape claiming earlier this week that their site was just temporarily closed while they were sorting out a problem the site now appears closed. In a statement, the Recording industry Association of America (RIIAA) said: “For the past several months, we have communicated our legal concerns with the site and repeatedly tried to work with them to have illegal content taken down. Muxtape was hosting copies of copyrighted sound recordings without authorization from the copyright owners. Making these recordings available for streaming playback also requires authorization from the copyright owners. Muxtape has not obtained authorization from our member companies to host or stream copies of their sound recordings”.
CMU Daily 22 August 2008 www.cmumusicnetwork.co.uk