RIAA messes up Muxtape

Now that we've established that home taping isn't killing music, there's a new public enemy number one. Ever since the big battle over Napster in 20

Now that we've established that home taping isn't killing music, there's a new public enemy number one. Ever since the big battle over Napster in 2001, the RIAA (the disciplinarian group that represents the 'interests' of bands and record labels in the States) has roamed around the internet kicking ass and taking the names of any site that illegally shares MP3s. Latest target on its hitlist? Muxtape.One of our former websites of the week, Muxtape lets you upload a carefully picked selection of your tunes and share them with the world – streaming only, of course. Sure, if you showed it to a solicitor he (or she) would probably have a heart attack but with my common sense hat on, I don't see who it's hurting. If anything it's merely promoting the discovery of new music which more often than not causes an increase in album and gig ticket sales.Still, the RIAA have got beef and are currently chatting to the Muxtape guys to 'sort out a problem'. Unfortunately, from prior experience I've got a feeling the RIAA are fans of rough justice and we could soon be waving goodbye to a great little site.