Bad timing, Last.fm

Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:05:42 +0000
To: @bofh.priv.at
From: “Last.fm”
Subject: Your free trial to Last.fm Radio is over. Did you enjoy it?

Hi XYZ,

Your free trial to Last.fm Radio is about to end. If you’re enjoying it, why not
subscribe for only €3.00/month and continue listening to non-stop personalised
radio.

http://www.last.fm/subscribe

Best Regards,
The Last.fm Team

and

Deny This, Last.fm
by Michael Arrington on May 22, 2009

A couple of months ago Erick Schonfeld wrote a post titled “Did Last.fm Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?” based on a source that has proved to be very reliable in the past. All hell broke loose shortly thereafter.

I was inclined to pay them the 3€, partly because I’ve listened a lot to a stream from them, but after this breach of their privacy agreement?

Sorry, no deal guys.

[Update: yes, I know that LastFM is disputing this story.]